Must Have Accessories For The Canon SL2

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A list of some of the most essential and fun accessories for the Canon SL2.


Best Accessories For The Canon SL2 | Essentials

I put together a list of some of the best accessories that are available for this camera.

These are brands I trust and accessories I have used or use.


Best Screen Protectors For The Canon SL2

I’ve had some bad experiences putting on screen protectors and both IPG and ExpertShield have great warranties and customer service. ExperShield protectors aren’t available yet but the IPG are. I’ve used the IPG protectors a few times on a few of my Fujifilm cameras and recommend them.

  • IPG Screen ProtectorAmazon



Best Memory Cards For The Canon SL2

I put together a list of the fastest memory cards for the SL2 all tested in-camera that you can check out, but in short the top performers were these cards.

  • Sandisk Extreme Pro U3 64GB – Amazon
  • PNY 64GB U1 – Amazon
  • Samsung Pro 64GB U3 – Amazon


Best Batteries For The Canon SL2

Canon batteries are great but expensive, the most popular alternative is the Wasabi Batteries. Also, keep an eye on RAVPower, they make some really nice battery kits for other cameras. I’ll post them here if they ever become available.

  • Canon LP-E17 BatteriesAmazon
  • Wasabi BatteriesAmazon


Battery Chargers

If you need an extra charger, this is the official Canon charger that’s rated to charge the Canon batteries perfectly. Otherwise some of the battery kits like those from Wasabi have various chargers with them. 

  • Canon LP-E17 ChargerAmazon



Body Extras, Straps & Electronics

This camera is one of Canon’s best looking cameras in my opinion, in terms of refining their traditional Canon design. 

These are some less important accessories that are sometimes nice to have.


Terminal Protector Cap

  • Anwenk Hot Shoe Cover With BubbleAmazon
  • Foto&Tech Hot Shoe CoverAmazon


Camera Flashes

Canon has some great camera speedlites but also Nissin has been getting better. Just be sure to check reviews and make sure you know what you’re getting with these. All speedlites are different, some give you more power then you’ll need or some not enough.  I’ve been using the 580EX-II for years and have had no complaints. 


Canon Speedlites

  • Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT Amazon
  • Canon Speedlite 600EX-RTAmazon
  • Canon Speedlite 580EX-IIAmazon – 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 IIAmazon


Nissin Speedlites

Nissin has been surprising everyone with their flashes. They’ve been putting out some really powerful stuff at great prices and sizes.




A nice tripod I’ve been using for a long time now that’s not too expensive is by MeFoto. There are other brands out there that make similar tripods but this is just what I use.

They makes some Aluminum and Carbon Fiber tripods. Carbon Fiber is much lighter.

I’m always on the lookout for better tripods but I have yet to really find sometime worth the extra cost unless you need a tripod for professional landscape photography, or something heavier for studio photography. In that case I think the ReallyRightStuff Tripods are nice as well as some of the Gitzo Manfrotto tripods.

But for casual and semi-pro photographer, I’ve been using my MeFoto GlobeTrotter carbon fiber tripod for years. I also tried out their Aluminum, but it was just a little bit too heavy for hiking around with.

  • MeFOTO Road Trip AluminumAmazon
  • MeFOTO RoadTrip Carbon FiberAmazon
  • MeFOTO GlobeTrotter AluminumAmazon
  • MeFOTO GlobeTrotter Carbon FiberAmazon <- I have this one


Another type of tripod that is always fun and useful to have is the Joby GorillaPods. They come in various sizes, you probably want one of the larger ones if you’re going to use it with the SL2 or stick a flash on it.



Must Have Accessories Canon SL2 | Conclusions

The Canon SL2 is a very small and versatile camera that can get a lot of mileage when combined with the right accessories. It has the sensor and processing power to get some professional photos for landscape or portrait photographers, especially if paired up with the right tripod and speedlite.

I’ll continue to keep an eye on any new accessories that could be cool for this camera and will post them here. If you’ve found something you can’t live without, let me know.