Must Have Accessories Canon T7i | For 2018

Must Have Accessories For The Canon T7i, T6i, T6s, T6

A complete list of some of the best accessories for the Canon T7i, T6i, T6s and the smaller T6.


Canon T7iAmazon / Adorama / Bhphoto



Camera Accessories & Essentials


Best Screen Protector For The Canon T7i / T6i and T6s

Canon T7i Screen ProtectorThe Canon T7i, T6i and T6s actually all share the same screen, so any screen protector you buy for one works for the other. The ExpertShield screen protectors are great because they back their lifetime warranty and they’re customer service is really easy to work with and friendly. Sometimes their 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 ClearAmazon

Canon T6 Screen Protector

The Canon T6 actually uses a different screen protector. Slightly different size.

ExperShield Screen Protector Crystal ClearAmazon



Best Batteries Canon T7i, T6i, T6s

The Canon T7i, T6i and T6s share the same battery but the Canon T6 uses a different one.

Canon Battery Pack LP-E17

Official Canon Batteries Canon T7i, T6i, T6s The official LP-E17 battery works for the Canon T7i, T6i and T6s. One battery should last a few days with casual shooting. For video you’ll go through batteries much quicker. The Canon LP-E17 batteries also do not slowly discharge over time when idle so you can expect to always have power when you pick up your camera. Rated at 7.2 V, 1040mAh – Amazon

Wasabi (2-Pack) w/charger

Wasabi Batteries Canon T7i, T6i, T6s

Wasabi makes a great third-party battery. I haven’t had any issues with their batteries lately and they are a great option for a second and third battery. The kit comes with a charger with several charging accessories.  – Amazon

Canon LC-E17 Battery Charger

Canon LC-E17 Battery Charger

The official Canon LC-E17 battery charger for LP-E17 batteries. I’ve found the official chargers are the most reliable in giving the batteries good stable charges. I’ve had issues with third-party battery chargers in the past so it’s never a bad idea to have an official charger lying around. – Amazon

 Canon BG-E18 Battery Grip For The Canon T6i, T6s  – Amazon

Battery Grip Canon T6i, T6sThis is the official Canon vertical battery grip for the T6i and T6s. Third party grips usually suck and 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

Best Battery Canon T6The official LP-E10 battery for the Canon T6 is slightly smaller than the T7i and T6i batteries. Although the LP-E10 battery is slightly smaller inn size and capacity, it should still give a few days of casual use in the Canon T6. Rated at 7.4V, 860.00 mAh- Amazon


Wasabi Power Battery (2-Pack) and Dual Charger for Canon LP-E10

Best batteries Canon T6The Wasabi 2-pack LP-E10 batteries are great backup batteries or great batteries for someone looking to have a few extra. Wasabi batteries have gotten better over the years and they do a great job in holding their charge so a charged battery will stay charged for some time when not in use. This kit comes with a charger and a few charger accessories. – Amazon

Canon LC-E10 Battery Charger 

Canon T6 battery charger

The official Canon charger for LC-E10 batteries. This will only work on the LC-E10 batteries for the Canon T6.

The Official Canon charger is rated to give the perfect charge for LC-E10 batteries. Sometimes third-party chargers do not charge the batteries properly and can cause battery performance to deteriorate over time.- Amazon



Best Memory Cards For The Canon T7i, T6i, T6s and T6

Memory cards perform slightly different depending on the camera. The Canon T7i has an all new processor and has overall much better performance.

All these cameras still only use the UHS-I memory card interface and there will be no reason to buy UHS-II memory cards. 

These are the top three best performers between each of these cameras, but it varies between cameras.

Sandisk Extreme Pro U3 64GB – Amazon / Adorama

Kingston U3 64GB – Amazon / Adorama

Samsung Pro 64GB U3 – Amazon / Adorama

To see more information on which memory card you should buy for your camera, see the memory card articles for your camera.

Best Memory Cards Canon T7i

Best Memory Cards Canon T6s / T6

Best Memory Cards Canon T6i



Shutter Remotes

Canon RS-60E3 Remote Camera Release

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 T7i, T6i, T6s and T6. I would think they should.


Progo Wired Remote Shutter

This is a very simple third-party shutter release. 



Time-Lapse Remotes

Canon TC-80N3 Timer Remote Control

If you want to use Canon’s really nice shutter remote with time-lapse features for the Canon T7i, T6s and T6i,  you’ll need to get an adapter cable.


DSLRKIT Shutter Remote Terminal Convert Adapter Cable

This is an adapter cable you will need to get the TC-80N3 to work on your Canon T7i.




Canon T7i, T6i, T6s, T6 Camera Straps


I just ordered a bunch of new straps that I’ll be reviewing in the coming months so this section will see a significant update.


Factory Made Straps

Handmade leathers straps are usually a 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 StrapsAmazon Similar to CSLR, BlackRapid makes a bottom-mounting strap that’s pretty cool.



Canon T7i, T6i, T6s, T6 Camera Flashes


While Canon makes some really cool speedlites, there are a few much better options out there that work just as good.

I’ll list the Canon Speedlites and I’ve had the 580EX II for years with no complaints, but recently I started using the Goddox and I am very happy with the price and quality of the light.

Godox TT685C

The Godox TT685C is a TTL flash that is without a doubt the best bang for the buck speedlite for Fujifilm. This is also the only unit that has +- 5-stop of exposure comp with HSS. Build quality is good, but the instruction manual sucks. The only problem I’ve experience with this flash, is it’s a little difficult to press into the hot shoe of the camera.



Godox X1TC Transmitter

Godox X1TF Transmitter For FujifilmThe Godox X1TC Trasitter is for the Godox speedlights. It takes 2xAA batteries and has everything you need to get you started using your TT685F. Some complain that you need to be more than 3 feet away for the speedlight for consistent performance. I haven’t had issues yet.


Godox Xpro-C Transmitter

Godox Xpro-F TransmitterThe latest transmitter for Godox Speedlights. The XPro-C has a larger display for easier operation and a few more options and controls.



Canon Speedlites

I’ll list a the Canon speedlites just because I know a lot of people want to have the real thing. But if you’re just starting out the Godox system above is absolutely fantastic and will get the job done.

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



Cleaning Supplies


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

Cleaning cloths eventually get dirty over time and stop being as effective. I find if you use a micro fiber cloth on your rear screen which is often in contact with the body oil from your face it will then transfer that same body oil to your lens when you try to clean the front or rear element. Because of this, having several cleaning cloths is never a bad idea. – Amazon

Rocket Air Blasters

Rocket Air blasters are a must have cleaning accessory. They are great for removing dust from uv filters lenses and camera sensors. This the best way to keep your gear clean. Don’t forget to keep the back side of your lens caps clean as well.

Rocket Air Small – Amazon

Rocket Air Medium – Amazon

 Sensor Brush APS-C

Sometimes you’ll need a bit more to get a stubborn piece of dust of your sensor. That’s when the sensor brush works great. – Amazon



Cleaning Kit

If you want to buy one cleaning kit that will do it all the Zeiss kit is nice.

Zeiss Cleaning Kit 

If you want a pretty nice cleaning kit than I recommend Zeiss. It has a few wet pads, a brush and blow. This is mostly designed for your lenses and if you want to clean your sensor, you should still get a sensor brush. However, the air blower in this kit will likely be able to get most dust off your sensor.




Best Accessories For The Canon T7i, T6i, T6s, T6 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 a while 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.