A complete list of some of the best accessories and gear you can buy for the Canon EOS M6. With screen protectors, batteries, or cases, you can customize the Canon M6 to your taste and style of shooting.
The list for the new Canon M6 mark II is up. It’s in the new format and is much nicer. Some of the items will be the same.
Best Screen Protector For The Canon M6
I’ve been using ExpertShield screen protectors for a while and they have some really good customer service. Their screen protectors have a lifetime warranty as long as you have your purchase record, they honor it without any hassle or problems.
The Anti-Glare is cool, but you will take a hit to overall clarity if you use it.
The Glass protectors are cool because they are hard and provide just a little bit more protection but eventually chip over the years. Glass will still usually last the longest.
ExpertShield Screen Protector Anti-Glare M6 – Amazon
ExpertShield Screen Protector Glass M6 – Amazon
Best Canon M6 Batteries
The Canon M6 uses the same batteries as the Canon T6i, T6s, and M3. The Official Canon batteries usually are the best and will give you the best performance, however, if you’re just buying some batteries as backup, the Wasabi’s work great.
Canon Battery Pack LP-E17
This is the official Canon battery. You’ll get one of these when you buy the camera. Battery life on the M6 is decent and you’ll probably be fine with using the Canon LP-E17 battery as your primary, but if you want a backup and want to stick with Canon, this is it!
Available At: Amazon
Wasabi (2-Pack) w/charger
Wasabi is the best third-party battery company. They are based out of California and use Japanese cells. They are also a great value. You get a 2-pack here plus a wasabi charger.
Available At: Amazon
Canon LC-E17 Battery Charger
If you want a Canon LC-E17 charger, this will give you the exact rated charge. Sometimes third-party chargers will not charge the batteries correctly and they can cause lockups or crashes. I haven’t seen that yet with Canon mirrorless cameras, so you should be fine with just the Wasabi charger with Canon mirrorless cameras.
Available At: Amazon
Best Memory Cards
If you’re wondering which memory cards to buy for the Canon M6, I put all the most popular SD memory cards through an in-camera speed test. You can find that here.
Electric View Finder
Canon makes some pretty cool little electric viewfinders for their mirrorless systems. They are a 2.36 million dots EVF which isn’t too bad, that’s about what you see on the Fujifilm X-T2, but nowhere near as good as what you would find on something like the EVF on the Sony A7rIII.
Canon EVF-DC2 Electronic Viewfinder Black – Amazon
Canon EVF-DC2 Electronic Viewfinder Silver – Amazon
Canon M6 Camera Straps
There are several types of straps out there, some nylon, some leather, some braided, etc. Some connect to the bottom of the camera, like the C-Loop and the Black Rapid straps, and some will connect to the eyelets. I’ll list what I use or what I think is nice and well-made.
Best Handmade Leather Straps
Probably my favorite leather strap is either the LeicaTime Deluxe strap or the HardGraft ReProcess strap. But Tap & Dye does make a nice strap as well.
HardGraft Leather Straps – HardGraft.com I love their Re-Process strap which I think is now discontinued.
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.
I use a few wrist straps for some of my smaller cameras. You could probably get away with using a wrist strap on the M6 as long as you were using a relatively small and light lens.
Gordy’s – Gordyscamerastraps
HardGraft Slide Camera Wrist Strap – HardGraft.com
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
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. You can also use the full-frame sensor brush on the APS-C sensors you just have to wipe the verticle instead of horizontally.
Sensor Brush APS-C – Amazon
Best Accessories For The Canon M6 Conclusions
As the Canon M6 is a pretty old camera now, there aren’t too many great custom accessories aside from batteries and straps. Batteries do continue to improve as do straps so keep an eye out for those improvements to keep your camera functioning it’s best.
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