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

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 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

Patchwork ITG Screen ProtectorsAmazon

 

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 Battery Grip for the T7i

There is no battery grip for the Canon T7i by Canon. However, there is a very cheap one on Ebay called the BG-1X Battery Grip that some people like. – ebay

 

 

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 differently in different cameras. 

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

 

I’ve tested all the most popular memory cards in each camera below. Check out these guides to see how various memory cards perform in the different cameras.

Best Memory Cards Canon T7i

Best Memory Cards Canon T6s / T6

Best Memory Cards Canon T6i

You can also find a complete guide to memory cards here.

 

 


Body Accessories


 

Body Cap

You’ll likely keep your lens partially glued to your camera so you won’t need a body cap. But if for some reason you lose yours, replacements can be had.

Canon RF-3 Body CapAmazon

 

Remote Shutter

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.

Canon RS-60E3 Remote Camera ReleaseAmazon

Progo Wired Remote ShutterAmazon – This is a very simple third-party shutter release. 

 

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.

Canon TC-80N3 Timer Remote ControlAmazon

DSLRKIT Shutter Remote Terminal Convert Adapter CableAmazon

 

 


Canon T7i, T6i, T6s, T6 Camera Straps


There are basically three types of straps with three types of configurations. Leather straps, nylon straps, and wrist straps. You can connect them at the bottom of the camera, at the top of the camera or just on one eyelet as a wrist strap.

Although the Canon strap that comes with the camera will work fine for 99% of the people out there, I’ll list all the brands of straps I’ve used and let you decide which are the best straps for your needs.

 

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 StrapsHardGraft.com I love their Re-Process strap.

LeicaTime Deluxe StrapLuigicases.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&DyeTap&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 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


One of the cool new features Canon has introduced recently is the ability to control a wireless flash.

There are a few flashes by Canon, some smaller, some more serious. I don’t think the Canon T6 can take advantage of wireless flash.

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

 

I also see a lot of people buying this cleaning kit. 


Altura Photo Professional Cleaning KitAmazon – It’s not exactly professional. And you probably won’t need the spray bottle. It’s usually not a good idea to use liquids to clean your gear unless you really know what you’re doing. Soap and water will be ok to clean a UV filter but be careful with lenses and don’t use it on your sensor.

 


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

 

 

 


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.