Did you just recently get a DSLR camera? The world of DSLR photography is wide and vast, and it can definitely be a bit overwhelming if you don't know where to start with your new toys. That's why we've gathered up some great must-have accessories for first-time DSLR owners.
- Carry all of your gear: AmazonBasics Large DSLR Gadget Bag
- Carry in comfort: AmazonBasics Backpack for SLR/DSLR Cameras and Accessories
- Extra batteries for Canons: STK LP-E6 Battery for Canon
- Spare batteries for Nikons: STK EN-EL14 Battery for Nikon
- Basic tripod: AmazonBasics 60-inch Lightweight Tripod
- Keep your gear clean: Altura Professional DSLR Cleaning Kit
- Record professional sounding audio: Shotory On-Camera Microphone
- Great lighting anytime: LimoStudio LED Light Kit
- Preserving your hard work: SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB SDXC Memory Card
When you have a DSLR, you're going to have a lot of accessories to carry around with it, and that camera isn't compact either. You'll need a bag, and this one from AmazonBasics gets the job done. It can hold your DSLR and up to three lenses, has a slot for a small tablet like iPad mini, and other things like charging cables, memory cards, and more.
If you don't like shoulder bags and need even more room for accessories, then this backpack should cover the rest. It has room for up to two smaller SLR or DSLR camera bodies, 3-4 lenses, and other small accessories. Straps on the side can hold a tripod securely, and the bag is made from a durable polyester and nylon material.
Having spare batteries for your DSLR is always a good idea. This third-party battery is designed to fit Canon LP-E6 cameras, which include: EOS 6D, 7D and 7D Mark II, 70D, 60D, 5D Mark II Mark III and Mark IV, 80D, 5DS, and 5DS R. These are fairly affordable and have a 4.5-star rating on Amazon from over 2,800 reviewers. If you plan on shooting for extended periods of time without charging up, then pick up several of these.
If you have a Nikon EN-EL14 camera, then you should pick up a few of these spare batteries from STK. They'll work with Nikon D5500, D3400, D3300, D5300, D5200, D3200, D3100, D5100, DF DSLR, Coolpix P7700, P7000, P7800, P7100 and the MH-24 battery charger. These are affordable and have a 4.5-star rating on Amazon from over 800 reviewers.
The key to capturing great photography with your DSLR is to have a good tripod. This one from AmazonBasics extends to 60" so it should cover anything you need a tripod for. It works with most digital cameras, video cameras, still cameras, GoPro devices, smartphones (with separate adapter), and scopes. This one also includes a bag for easy transport and storage.
Another great way to get great photos is to make sure your gear is clean and never smudged. This cleaning kit provides you with all of the basics to keep and maintain your DSLR and accessories in clean condition. The kit includes photo lens cleaner solution, lens cleaning pen, lens brush, air blower cleaner, camera cleaning tissue paper, and three microfiber cleaning cloths (two regular and one oversized).
This microphone is lightweight, compact, and super easy to install. You'll get high sensitivity, a large pickup range, directional audio, and it has a long standby time, so it's ready to go when you are. All you need is one AAA battery, and it'll work for over 70 hours.
Great lighting is an important factor in shooting photos, but you're not always going to be shooting when it's the Golden Hour. That's why you should have your own lighting kit. This one features an LED light grid that has 160 beads and is super bright. It also comes with some colored gel filters so you can tone down the light and add a tint if you'd like. It comes with a universal mounting bracket and a carrying case to store when not in use.
This is one of the best memory cards that you can pick up for your DSLR. It comes in sizes ranging from 16GB up to 512GB, and it is capable of full HD, 3D, and 4K video. It has read speeds up to 95MB/s and write speeds of up to 90MB/s. It's shock-proof, waterproof, temperature-proof, and even x-ray proof, so you can take it and shoot anywhere, anytime.
Getting a DSLR for the first time is definitely exciting, but overwhelming. These accessories are compatible with any DSLR, regardless of brand, and should help you get a good start in your photographing adventure. Our personal favorite from this list is the AmazonBasics Lightweight Tripod, because it not only works with your DSLR, but a variety of other devices as well, and it is a must for capturing perfect photos and video.
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