The Canon M5 is a powerful and versatile mirrorless camera that offers great performance and features in a compact body. But to get the most out of your Canon M5, you might want to consider some accessories that can enhance your shooting experience and expand your creative possibilities.
The M5 is older now and the mount has been discontinued, and most custom accessories are no longer in production. However, the basics all still exist.
Here are some of the must-have accessories for the Canon M5.
Best Screen Protector For The Canon M5
I usually use the ExpertShield screen protectors. They have a lifetime warranty, but there are also other great screen protectors out there that I’m still waiting to become available.
With the ExpertShield Screen Protectors, the Anti-Glare screen protectors are cool and I use them on a few of my cameras, but they do tend to slightly degrade the quality of the image coming from the screen. They also sometimes make a tempered glass protector but they don’t have any yet for this camera.
ExpertShield Screen Protector Anti-Glare – Amazon
ExpertShield Screen Protector Crystal Clear – Amazon
Best Canon M5 Batteries
The Canon M5 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 – Amazon
Wasabi (2-Pack) w/charger – Amazon
Canon LC-E17 Battery Charger – Amazon
Best Memory Cards
I’ve tested all the most popular SD memory cards in the Canon M5. Click the following link to find out which memory card performs the best for your shooting style.
Canon M5 Leather Cases
Canon has an official leather body jacket they’ve released alongside their camera, but Gariz has also made a pretty cool case as well.
I use the Gariz cases on many of my cameras and like them a lot.
Canon Body Jacket Black – Amazon
Canon Body Jacket Brown – Amazon
Canon M5 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 LuigisCases 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.
LuigiCases Deluxe Strap – LuigiCases (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.
I use a few wrist straps for some of my smaller cameras. You could probably get away with using a wrist strap on the M5 as long as you were using a relatively small and light lens.
Gordy’s – Gordyscamerastraps.com
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 off your sensor. That’s when the sensor brush works great.
Sensor Brush APS-C – Amazon
Best Accessories For The Canon M5 Conclusions
The Canon M5 is a brand-new beast that’s unlike anything Canon has done. With a fresh look and design, it may be a while before we start seeing a lot of accessories. However, that doesn’t mean they won’t come.
After using the M5 for a while I could see this camera becoming very popular, this should mean a lot of third-party accessories will come, and hopefully more third-party lenses for this relatively new mount.
I’ll continue to hunt down the best accessories for the Canon M5, but also, let me know if you find anything cool that you like or that looks promising!
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