You can take amazing photos with your iPhone, but sometimes, using a camera makes more sense. The Nikon D3400 is one of the best DSLRs for beginners and a cost-effective choice for seasoned photographers. If you're looking for accessories to elevate your picture-taking, check out some of our favorites. These are the best Nikon D3400 accessories available today.
Hauling around your Nikon D3400, your additional lenses, and other essential accessories is no small task, but the Case Logic SLRC-202 bag is up to the challenge. With a large and deep main pocket for your DSLR and a lens, two lens side pockets, and a front pocket for memory cards and batteries, this bag can carry everything you need to get the perfect shot.
Clean your lenses
A dirty or dusty lens will do you no good out in the field. The Nikon Lens Pen Pro Kit gives you everything you need to bring your lenses back to life. With a microfiber cleaning cloth, anti-fog cloth, and two different lens pens, this affordable and compact lens maintenance kit will keep your lenses in optimal condition!
Affordable Flash upgrade
The built-in flash on your D3400 is adequate for some jobs, but if you want to do any studio photography, you'll need something better. The Neewer TT560 Flash Speedlite is one of the best flashes for the Nikon D3400. It's an affordable, reliable flash that sits on top of your Nikon in the hot shoe or on the included stand. It rotates up to 90 degrees on the vertical axis or up to 270 degrees on the horizontal axis, making it easy to direct the light to the location you desire. Plus, the Neewer TT560 can even sync up with other flashes!
Essiential lens protection
While a UV protection filter doesn't do anything to the image you capture, it does prevent dust and scratches from getting on your lens as you're shooting. This 52mm from Tiffen will fit the kit lens that comes with the D3400 (Nikon AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens) and other lenses you may own. Your other lenses will require different sized filters. You can find the size right for any lens imprinted on the side of the lens and also inside the lens cap.
Stabilize your shots
Tripods stabilize your shots, and they're a must if you shoot in low light indoors, head out during the golden hour, or want to do long exposure photography. This 60-inch tripod from AmazonBasics is lightweight and compatible with the Nikon D3400, video cameras, and GoPro devices. There are two built-in bubble levels on this tripod, plus a 3-way head that tilts and swivels, and a quick-release mount plate.
More battery life
While a fully charged battery should get you through most small shoots, if you plan on spending a significant amount of time away from a power source, an extra battery is a fantastic investment. The Nikon EN-EL14a battery will allow you to take twice as many shots as you could with just one battery. Although the $35 price tag might seem a little steep, you're better off getting the exact battery straight from the company than an unreliable cheap third-party brand.
External sound source
The Nikon D3400 doesn't have a microphone port, meaning you can't hook in a mic directly into the camera and will need to record sound with an external source. The ZOOM H1n Portable Recorder is a handy little sound recorder in a pinch. If you want to film a video of someone talking or capture the sounds around you in nature on video, the ZOOM will be a lot better at capturing that sound than the built-in microphone on the D3400.
Store all your photos
A fast, reliable, and large SD card is a must for any Nikon DSLR, and the SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB SDXC has it all in spades. With its fast write speed of up to 170MB/s, this card can handle all your photos and HD videos with ease. Plus, the SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB SDXC can function just fine in some pretty extreme temperature, so it shouldn't' crap out on you regardless of where you decide to shoot!
Blow the dust out
Dust and cameras are a bad combination. The Giottos Medium Rocket Air Blaster spits out a massive blast of directional air wherever it's aimed without redistributing dust. Use this to blow dust and debris from lenses, your camera's sensor, or clean debris from the grip or other nooks and crannies. This silicone rubber blower is small enough to fit in your camera bag when not in use and so handy, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.
Accessorize your camera
I have owned few SLR and DSLR cameras in my lifetime, and these are the best Nikon D3400 accessories you can buy. I always carry an extra battery for my Nikon D3400. The Nikon EN-EL14a is small, fits in a camera bag, and will keep you from running out of juice.
And let's be honest, you can never have enough memory cards. Having an extra on hand in case of card failure or while on an extended shoot is crucial. I trust SanDisk 128GB Extreme PRO.
Jodi Owan works behind a keyboard and a camera. She's a freelance writer for iMore, Android Central, and Windows Central.
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