TOP Canon EOS 5D Accessories You Should Have

Canon 5D Accessories

 Canon is the one of the best brand in photography category and the first competitor of Sony and Nikon while Fujifilm.

 Canon EOS 5D and EOS 7D are the popular canon at moment while 60D and other... But the most photography prefer the Canon 5D (Mark II, Mark III....) thanks to their price and features. So today we will show you the best accessories you should have for your Canon EOS 5D!

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TOP Canon EOS 5D Accessories You Should Have

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS USM 

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS USM

 The first accessory you should have if you are a really photography it's "Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS USM" a zoom telephoto lens is a staple of any lens collection. While everyone and their dog has 24-105mm, a longer lens, such as up to 200mm, is an asset worth investing in. Higher focal lengths are still very adaptable, while being necessary for landscape photography they can still be used ‘on the ground’ for things like portraits.

  Zooming on distant objects emphasizes their size and higher focal lengths can really bring out closer objects. The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS USM is an affordable, but still good quality 70-200mm lens. A maximum aperture of f/4.0 means this lens is relatively portable too. This lens also features 3 stops of image stabilization.

  Allowing you to minimize camera shake or raise the shutter speed, but this does not help if the subject is moving. You can of course upgrade to the formidable 70-200mm f/2.8, this lens is highly recommended.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS USM (TOP Canon EOS 5D Accessories You Should Have)

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS USM

In the second accessory we have the Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM closest to the human field of vision, 50mm is versatile and can be used for just about any type of shot.

 Another advantage of 50mm is they are the most affordable fast lenses. So are a great way to add a high aperture lens to your collection without spending a huge amount. The Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM is the famous f/1.8's big brother.

 Therefore, the quality is excellent. The 50mm f/1.4 is obviously faster and is generally a better-constructed lens; housing, sharpness, blur etc. are all improved. 

This makes the 50mm f/1.4 an applicable lens for the 5D III where the f/1.8 might feel a bit out of place. You can of course upgrade to the 50 f/1.2 but this is quite expensive so only a no-brainer if you are addicted to 50mm.

 There are many 3rd party options for this focal length so manufacturers such as Sigma are worth researching too if you feel the Canon f/1.4 is not right for you.

Speedlite 430EX II ( TOP Canon EOS 5D Accessories You Should Have)

Speedlite 430EX II

  One of the most popular DSLR accessories available is the Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash , is Canon's middle child of standard Speedlite flashes. It contains a big amount of functionality, power and style in a modestly priced and sized body.

 The Speedlite 430EX II automatically detects the camera’s sensor size and zooms the flash head for optimum scene coverage. This reduces wasted light and improves both battery life and recycling times.

 The 24-105mm auto zoom head and a 14mm wide-panel diffuser provides flash coverage for a wide range of shooting situations. The swivel and tilt head allow the use of bounce flash to create softer lighting when using a single flash on-camera.

 Powered by 4 x AA batteries the Speedlite 430EX II is lightweight, portable and compact enough to keep with you. Recycling is approximately 20% faster than the previous model and nearly silent to avoid scaring timid wildlife subjects.

 The Speedlite 430EX II can be used as a wireless slave flash unit triggered by an appropriate master flash unit. The small size and high power output make it an ideal slave flash for creating a portable studio with multiple flashguns.

Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1 (TOP Canon EOS 5D Accessories You Should Have)
Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1

 Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1 is also an important accessory, is a directional microphone for your DSLR camera can provide many advantages, from hearing clearer, more defined recordings of the human voice, to increasing the overall audio quality of recordings. One of the major issues that such microphones must overcome first and foremost is the way that it attaches to your camera.

 The DM-E1 is designed to be compact and effective, even when the windscreen is being used, which helps provide quality in ease of use and appearance. On the other hand, it comes at a high price than other microphones with the same basic audio recording capabilities, which is justified by its compatibility with many different camera models, however limited the choice may be.

Memory Card: Transcend 64GB SDHC Class 10 (TOP Canon EOS 5D Accessories You Should Have)
Transcend 32GB SDHC Class 10
If you’re a fan of looking at your pictures after taking them then you will have already bought a memory card, but you may still have room to upgrade significantly.

 You know that memory cards come in different sizes, 2GB, 16GB, etc., but they also differ by write-speed. This is the maximum speed your camera can save the picture to your card.

 A picture taken with a camera like the 5D III can be very large; causing a delay while the file is written. That delay is lengthened if you take a burst of shots, as you will have many pictures to save.

 Something else to consider is the brand, memory cards come in different qualities and degrade over time so buying a reputable brand like Transcend or SanDisk is recommended.

If you are running out of space on your card or think you may have a slow card, upgrading can make shooting a lot more enjoyable. The Transcend 32GB SDHC Class 10 Memory Card has a good balance of price, speed and capacity from a reputable brand. For double the storage capacity, buy two.

BG-E11 Battery Grip (TOP Canon EOS 5D Accessories You Should Have)

                                        BG-E11 Battery Grip
  The BG-E11 grip was released with the Canon EOS 5D III and is best suited for it. A battery grip has three advantages, adding another handle, more buttons and more battery. A battery grip adds a handle to the bottom of the camera, when rotated to portrait, the handle mysteriously moves to the side, making portrait shooting a lot more comfortable.

 In addition to more grip, the handle also has a couple of additional controls that are accessible in portrait orientation. Battery grips also house extra batteries; doubling the battery life of your camera.

 The final advantage is making your camera look more badass by adding size, weight, buttons and dials. An extra battery is probably the most useful thing you could buy (apart from lenses!). There are so many situations it will save you -if you forget to recharge, if you go camping or if you crazy shooting all day.

 With only one battery, you always run the risk that you will be without power making your camera useless. 

Other Accessories

Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control (TOP Canon EOS 5D Accessories You Should Have)

Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control With this accessory you can shoot wirelessly over distances up to 5m - ideal for self portraits and group shots


WFT-E7A Wireless File Transmitter (TOP Canon EOS 5D Accessories You Should Have)
WFT-E7A Wireless File Transmitter

 The WFT-E7A Wi-Fi transmitter connects to the 5D Mk III via USB and includes built-in gigabit Ethernet, time syncing for multiple cameras, FTP mode, EOS Utility mode, WFT Server mode and Media Server mode.

 One also can synchronize shooting multiple cameras, and Bluetooth works, too.


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