A list of some of the best accessories and gear you can buy for the Canon EOS M6.
Best Screen Protector For The Canon M6
I’ve been using ExperShield screen protectors for a while and they have some really good customer service. They also really will give you a lifetime warranty, or will replace your screen if you mess it up when putting it on.
The Anti-Glare is really 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.
ExpertShield Screen Protector Anti-Glare M6 – Amazon
ExpertShield Screen Protector Crystal Clear 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 the 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 – Amazon
Wasabi (2-Pack) w/charger – Amazon
Canon LC-E17 Battery Charger – 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 to find which cards perform the best.
Electric View Finder
Canon makes some pretty cool little electric viewfinders for their mirrorless systems.
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, some will connect to the eyelets. I’ll list what I use or what I think are 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 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 that I think is now discontinued.
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, which 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.
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.com
HardGraft Slide Camera Wrist Strap – HardGraft.com
Canon M6 Camera Flashes
I’m not sure if the EOS M6 flash can be used as a commander at this point. I imagine it could, considering the M5 did it.
There are a few flashes by Canon, some smaller, some more serious.
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
Nissin has been surprising everyone with their flashes. They’ve been putting out some really powerful stuff at great prices and sizes.
Nissin ND700AK + Air 1 Commander – Amazon
Nissin i60A – Amazon
Nissin i40 – 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
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 verticle instead of horizontal.
Sensor Brush APS-C – Amazon
Aside from the typical Photoshop and Lightroom, there is another program I’ve added to my workflow that has saved me a ton of time and given me some amazing results. That’s Aurora HDR. If you’re interested in shooting Landscape, Travel or HDR photography and want some software that makes editing very easy then check out my review.
Best Accessories For The Canon M6 Conclusions
Surprisingly, the Canon mirrorless system still hasn’t caught on among the third-party camera accessory companies and there just isn’t that much gear out there for them.
Even though the M6 is an awesome little camera, it still lags behind on useless gimmicks found in many of the Sony cameras. Unfortunately right when the M5 started gaining popularity, Fujifilm came in and stole the APS-C show with their mirrorless system.
I’m hoping next year Canon will roll out 4k video in their cameras so more people will consider them. Seriously, Canon is so late to the game it’s like they want to lose all their customers to Sony and Fujifilm, which is a shame. Canon makes some really nice cameras with some of the best colors out there.
If more accessories come out for the M6 I’ll post them here.