Must Have Accessories For The Canon T6 / T6i / T6s
There are now three models of the Canon T6. The T6i, the T6s and the regular T6. They are all featured slightly different to compete at different price points. After using each camera I can say that they do perform and feel slightly different. However, when it comes to accessories they pretty much all share the same gear. Which is cool.
So for this guide I'll point you to all the best accessories for the Canon T6, T6i and T6s.
Best Screen Protector For The Canon T6i and T6s
The Canon T6i and T6s actually share the same screen, so any screen protector you buy for one works for the other. I really like the ExpertShield screen protectors because they back their lifetime warranty and they're customer service is really easy to work with and friendly. Sometimes there screens have issues but they'll send you a new one no problem.
Patchwork ITG also makes a great screen protector if you're looking for something that's made of a hard glass. ExpertShield sometimes carries hard glass but I get a lot of people telling me they love their Patchwork so I've decided to start including them.
ExpertShield Screen Protector Crystal Clear - Amazon
Patchwork ITG Screen Protectors - Amazon
Canon T6 Screen Protector
The Canon T6 actually uses a different screen protector. Slightly different size.
ExperShield Screen Protector Crystal Clear - Amazon
Best Canon T6i and T6s Batteries / Battery Grips
The Canon T6 also uses different batteries than the T6i and T6s so I'll list all of those as well including extra chargers and the battery grips.
Canon T6i and T6s Batteries & Chargers
Canon Battery Pack LP-E17 - Amazon
Wasabi (2-Pack) w/charger - Amazon
Canon LC-E17 Battery Charger - Amazon
Canon BG-E18 Battery Grip - Amazon - This is the Canon grip. Third party grips usually suck, but sometimes they can be good. I haven't heard of any good ones for the Canon yet.
Canon T6 Batteries & Chargers
These are the batteries and grips for the Canon T6, these will not work on the T6i and T6s.
Canon Battery Pack LP-E10 - Amazon - make sure to add to your cart one of the batteries that's Amazon Prime. Preferably fulfilled by Amazon for the best service.
Wasabi Power Battery (2-Pack) and Dual Charger for Canon LP-E10 - Amazon - Great third party battery.
Canon LC-E10 Battery Charger - Amazon
I haven't been able to find a Canon battery grip for the T6 yet.
Best Memory Cards
Memory cards brands to perform differently in different cameras.
These seem to be the top three best performers. But it varies between cameras.
Check out each cameras test results below. I haven't tested the T6 yet.
You'll likely keep your lens partially glued to your camera so you won't need a body cap. But if for some reason you lose yours, replacements can be had.
Canon RF-3 Body Cap - Amazon
Popular among landscape and studio photographers, remote cable release always nice to have around in a pinch. Here's a list of shutter release for the Canon T6i and T6s. I can't confirm yet if they work on the T6. I would think they should.
Canon RS-60E3 Remote Camera Release - Amazon
Progo Wired Remote Shutter - Amazon - This is a very simple third party shutter release.
If you want to use Canon's really nice shutter remote with time-lapse features for the Canon T6s and T6i, you'll need to get an adapter cable. Again I would think they should work on the T6 as well. That camera is still new so I'm not able to rent it yet and I haven't been able to find a lot of good info on it.
Canon TC-80N3 Timer Remote Control - Amazon
DSLRKIT Shutter Remote Terminal Convert Adapter Cable - Amazon
Canon T6s, T6i, T6 Camera Straps
There are basically three types of straps with three types of configurations. Leather straps, nylon straps, and wrist straps. You can connect them at the bottom of the camera, at the top of the camera or just on one eyelet as a wrist strap.
Although the Canon strap that comes with the camera will work fine for 99% of the people out there, I'll list all the brands of straps I've used and let you decide which are the best straps for your needs.
Best Handmade Leather Straps
Probably my favorite leather strap is either the LeicaTime Deluxe strap, or the HardGraft ReProcess strap. But Tap & Dye do make a nice strap as well. (I just want you to know I get zero commission for linking to these leather straps. But HardGraft sometimes sends me stuff to review.)
HardGraft Leather Straps - HardGraft.com I love their Re-Process strap.
LeicaTime Deluxe Strap - LeicaTime.com (click Luigi's straps on the left, then scroll down for a mile until you find some cool configurations. Buying from this website is a little bit like cracking the Mayan code, but it can be done)
Tap&Dye - Tap&Dye (They have a lot of straps. I've only used their L E G A C Y leather camera fixed length neck/shoulder strap - Porter.) It's really nice.
Factory Made Straps
Handmade leathers straps are usually a little bit expensive. So if you're looking for just a strap that's better than what comes with the camera I've found a few I like. Custom SLR makes some really nice stuff now and they even offer a leather strap. Their straps are also cool because they can connect to the bottom of your camera with a C-Loop that also allows you to take the strap on and off quickly.
Custom SLR Slim Strap - Amazon You'll need to buy a C-Loop Mini to go with this.
- C-Loop Mini - Amazon
BlackRapid Camera Straps - Amazon Similar to CSLR, BlackRapid makes a bottom-mounting strap that's pretty cool.
Gariz Straps - Amazon They make a decent factory made leather strap. They're fine for the price.
Canon T6, T6s, T6i Camera Flashes
One of the cool new features Canon has introduced recently is the ability to control a wireless flash.
There are a few flashes by Canon, some smaller, some more serious. I don't think the Canon T6 can take advantage of wireless flash.
Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT - Amazon
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT - Amazon
Canon Speedlite 580EX-II - Amazon - I have this flash and still use it all the time. It's old but I love it!
Canon Speedlite 430EX II-RT Flash - Amazon
Canon Speedlite 270EX II - Amazon
You can never have too many cleaning cloths. These get dirty and stop working well on lenses, so it's nice to always have a fresh backup.
(6 Pack) MagicFiber® Premium Microfiber Cleaning Cloths - (Amazon)
I also see a lot of people buying this cleaning kit.
Altura Photo Professional Cleaning Kit - Amazon - It's not exactly professional. And you probably won't need the spray bottle. It's usually not a good idea to use liquids to clean your gear unless you really know what your doing. Soap and water will be ok to clean a UV filter but be careful with lenses and don't use it on your sensor.
These are great for cleaning sensors or those small cracks in the camera.
Rocket Air Small - (Amazon)
Rocket Air Medium - (Amazon)
Sometimes you'll need a little bit more to get a stubborn piece of dust of your sensor. That's when the sensor brush works great.
Sensor Brush APS-C - (Amazon)
Best Accessories For The Canon T6, T6i, T6s Conclusions
There are a lot of great accessories, some by Canon some third party. Canon often prices their accessories a little high but it's usually worth it. A lot of the third party accessories are hit and miss but every once in awhile something good shows up, like remote camera triggers and camera flashes. I'll continue to keep an eye out for the good stuff and filter out the junk.