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Best Canon 5D III Accessories in 2018

These are our top rated and best Canon EOS 5D III accessories, perfect if you’re looking to either improve the quality of your images, or for accessories that will make your photography career easier (like an extra battery, or a tripod for stability).

We’ve only selected accessories from reputable brands, and made sure they’re compatible with the Canon EOS 5D III (some work on almost all Canon DSLRs) and aren’t overpriced. At the bottom of each accessory, we also link to a slightly cheaper (sometimes third-party) item.

You don’t need to buy everything when you’re just starting out, but as you grow and learn, it helps to have items that will allow you to get even better shots!

Best accessories for Canon EOS 5D III:
1. Canon LP-E6N Battery
2. Neweer TT560 Flash
3. SanDisk 32GB Extreme Pro 95MB/s
4. Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip
5. Dolica AX620 62″ Tripod
6. Newer 5-in-1 (43″) Collapsible Reflector
7. Pixel N3 Wireless Shutter Remote

1.  Battery


Canon LP-E6N Battery – The Canon 5D III uses the same LP-E6N battery like a lot of other Canon DSLRs. A spare battery is a must accessory, as shooting with just one can be dangerous, especially if you’re shooting something important, or really unique. If that one battery gets empty or displays an error, you’re done. For traveling, this is also a big time saver as you don’t have to wait for ~2 hours for the battery to charge.

  • Non-Canon batteries are usually low quality and can damage your camera
  • If you record videos or shoot weddings, concerts, an extra battery is a must
  • You can get up to 950 shots on a single charge

You can buy it on Amazon.

Also: STK Canon LP-E6 Battery for 5D III

2.  Flash Speedlite


Neewer TT560 Flash – Works perfectly on all Canon DSLR cameras (Nikon as well), comes with a built-in bounce card and a diffuser, and is easy and simple to use regardless of your skills. Number one selling flash on Amazon because of its low price and good results.

  • Works perfectly on Canon and Nikon DSLRs
  • Vertical Rotation: 0-90 degrees | Horizontal Rotation: 0-270 degrees
  • Guide Number 38 (at ISO 100)
  • Features 8 steps of power levels (from 1/128 to 1/1)
  • Slave mode so you can use it with other flash units

You can buy it on Amazon.

Also: Canon Speedlite 430EX III

3.  Memory Card

SanDisk 32GB Extreme Pro UHS-I (95MB/s) – SanDisk is number one when it comes to memory cards brands, and this one is fast enough so you can take pictures in burst mode without waiting for the card to write the files. This is really important when you can’t afford to miss a shot due to the fact your card is slow at writing shots/videos (weddings and fireworks for example). An extra memory card is the cheapest accessory you can buy, but is often the most important especially if you lots of long shootings.

  • Read up to 90MB/s + Write up to 95MB/s
  • It’s waterproof, shockproof and x-ray proof as well
  • Full HD video or 6fps on the 5D III are no challenge for this card

You can buy it on Amazon.

Also: SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro (95MB/s)

4.  Battery Grip


Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip – Why get a battery grip? First, you can use 2 batteries and double your shooting time, it adds extra stability, and you also have a vertical shooting button for when shooting vertically.

  • Double battery life (around 1900 shots before re-charging)
  • If you often shoot vertically, the extra shutter button provides much more stability so you can get sharper images
  • The grip can also be used with regular 6 x AA batteries

You can buy it on Amazon.

5.  Tripod


Dolica AX620 62″ Tripod and Ball Head – Hands down the best tripod for any DSLR under $100 (this one costs $50). You shouldn’t get the cheapest tripod because they’re usually aimed at lighter cameras, which the 5D III is not. For landscape, studio and indoor photography, this is a must.

  • Supports a maximum weight of 13.2lbs (Canon EOS 5D III body with a battery weighs 2.09 lbs)
  • Weighs 2.5 lbs and is 22.5 inches tall (when fully collapsed)
  • 62 inches maximum height
  • Ball head plate and a bubble level

You can buy it on Amazon.

Another option: ZoMei Z818 Magnesium Aluminium Tripod

6.  Disc Light Reflectors


Neewer 5-in-1 (43″) Collapsible Light Reflector – Light is the most important factor for any photograph, and the more you can control/affect it, the more chances you have of truly getting professional shots. Sometimes that’s by using an external flash, and sometimes that’s by simply reflecting the available light (or with a flash) to specific areas of your subject. The 5D’s full frame sensor is perfect for portraits, and a light reflector is always a welcome accessory on the set.

  • 5 light reflectors in 1 (43 inches diameter when opened)
  • Gold, black, silver, white and translucent, 5 most popular colors
  • Perfect for both studio and outdoor photography, easy to carry
  • This is the cheapest but most effective way to really make your shots look better (I also recommend the flash above)

You can buy it on Amazon.

7.  Shutter Remote Control


Pixel N3 Wireless Shutter Remote – If you’re into night photography, fireworks, stop motion or any type of photography where you use longer shutter speeds and can’t have your finger constantly on the shutter button, an accessory such as a remote control really makes your life easier and allows you to be more precise with long exposures (there’s also no shake from you pressing the shutter button on the camera itself).

  • Works with the Canon 5D III and almost all cameras on the market
  • Also features a delay shooting function for group shots
  • Uses 2 x AAA batteries and works for 400 hours.

You can buy it on Amazon.