Written by: Subhasish Adhikary

7 Camera Accessories that Every DSLR Owner Should Have

Whether you have got yourself a DSLR or you have owned it for a while now, the camera alone cannot do justice to your photography. And since you have a SLR, that means you want to enhance your skills.

The best part about owning a DSLR is that you can invest in a lot of accessories to take even better shots. The market has so many options when it comes to cameras, including a mirrorless camera too.

While the accessories can be anything including lenses, filters, tripods, and more, there are still a few that are really important.

Below is a list of the 7 camera accessories that every DSLR owner should have:

Fast Prime Lens

Fast Prime Lens

If you have purchased a camera with a standard kit lens, you will want to purchase more lenses to increase the range of creative photography. There is a whole array of camera lenses available in the market that can be confusing. However, if you are a professional photographer, you would know that your first purchase should be a fast prime lens. It is the one that has a fixed focal length and offers no zoom-in function.

This might look like a limitation but the image quality produced by the fast prime lens is amazing and superior to a zoom lens. The Fast Prime Lens goes shockingly well with the Nikon D5600 24.2MP DSLR Camera which is one of the best cameras under Rs. 50,000.


If you own a camera, you would know that a tripod is essential for any kind of photography where you want your camera to stay completely still. This includes self-portraits, landscape photography, macrophotography, photography in low light, and more.

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Apart from that, a tripod is very important for sequence composite shots. Tripods come in many sizes, usually sturdy enough to support lightweight DSLRs with a kit lens.

Memory Cards

If you are a professional photographer, you would know how important it is to carry a memory card with you to store all the data so that you don’t lose it. However, new cameras come with a memory card installed but they have a very limited capacity.

So, it is likely that you are going to need another memory card. While purchasing a new one you have to consider a few factors including card speed, card capacity, and card format. You can buy memory cards on several platforms including Croma, Amazon, Flipkart, and more, and use coupons to save your money.

Remote Shutter Release

It becomes very difficult to include yourself in a group photo without using a remote shutter release. While some cameras allow official or third-party remote buttons to trigger the shutter, others require a physical cable-release system.

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You can click a picture using a remote shutter release by just pressing the button. Also, you can take a sequence of photos at specific intervals and thus, it is one of the best accessories that every DSLR owner should own.

Spare Batteries

When one buys a camera, he blows his entire budget on the body and lenses, and it’s rare that people think to buy batteries too. However, investing in spare batteries is a great idea if you don’t want to stop taking pictures unexpectedly. Having some spare batteries help you to keep shooting and meanwhile, you can charge the ones that have been discharged.

If you want to spend on 3rd-party batteries then go for known brands like Hahnel or Wasabi.

A Memory Card Reader

If you want to take your photos off your camera, you will have to connect your camera to a memory card reader. Some laptops have an in-built SD card reader which allows you to directly put the SD card into the laptop.

While purchasing one make sure to get a card reader that is compatible with your card technology otherwise the transfer speed will be affected.

Camera Bag

Last on the list is a camera bag which is yet again one of the most important camera accessories if you want to protect your expensive accessories. In fact, it should be the first thing you buy just after purchasing a camera, or else your camera might have a few knocks before you buy it.

Camera Bag

Nowadays camera bags come in more styles than those boring beige canvas bags of yesteryear. There are several styles to suit every taste and budget.

Final Words

Hopefully, the above list will help you to prioritize your camera accessory purchases. With this list, you can now pay attention to just taking great photos and forget about the rest.

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Subhasish Adhikary

I'm constantly in search of the latest gadgets & technology news that I can share with you. In my meantime, I blog on topics ranging from digital marketing, online business, startups to tech gadgets.


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