Some people are under the impression that DSLR camera accessories are just decorations to make the photographer looks cool or professional. In plain sight, it could look that way. But the truth is accessories are photographer’s tools that help them get the most out of their DSLR camera.
In this article, we listed the 7 important accessories that every new photographer should have for their Canon EOS Rebel T5.
7 Canon EOS Rebel T5 Accessories
Canon T5 is powered by LP-E10 Lithium-Ion battery. This battery has a 7.4 output voltage and 860mAh. You can capture up to 500 shots in a single charge of this battery.
2. Battery Grip
If a battery is the source of life of the camera, then the battery grip is the accessory that can extend it.
For Canon EOS Rebel T5 the compatible battery is NEEWER’s Vertical Battery Grip. This battery grip can hold up to 2 LP-E10 lithium-Ion batteries and was designed with a vertical shutter button that can work just by half-pressing it.
It also has a tripod socket that can be attached to all tripods compatible with Canon EOS Rebel T5.
There is mixed opinion whether a battery grip is a must-have accessory or not. This is because there are DSLR cameras that are already big and heavy, so adding more weight will be a problem.
In our opinion, buying a battery grip will always depend on personal preference. But if you’re always on-the-go, chasing the most beautiful scenery in the world, it’s ideal to have one.
Canon EOS Rebel T5 is known for being a great camera for flash photography. No matter how low-lit the environment is, Canon T5 can make it look as natural as possible.
To make it happen, you’ll need an external flash. The compatible Speedlight for Canon EOS Rebel T5 is Speedlite 430EX III-RT Flash. This Speedlight was designed with a compact body, zoom flash head covers that has a range of 24-105mm and has a maximum guide number of 43m at ISO 100.
Its controls are designed in a simple layout with built-in catchlight panel that helps to enhance the subject’s facial expression, Dot-matrix LCD and a Multi-Dial to ensure it provides smoother operation and usability.
A little tip: If you’re going to buy a Speedlight but you’re not sure if it’s compatible to your camera or not, check the main specification of your camera and look for the flash metering system under flash/Built-in flash.
Let’s take Canon EOS Rebel T5 for example. Its flash metering system is E-TTL II auto-flash; while for Speedlite 430EX III-RT Flash, it’s compatible with all Type-A EOS cameras with E-TTL II/E-TTL auto-flash.
4. Memory card
The compatible memory card types for Canon EOS Rebel T5 are SD, SDHC and SDXC with reading and writing speed equivalent to Speed Class 10. With this specification, the ideal memory card for Canon T5 is Transcend SDHC Memory Card.
This memory card is a Class 10 compliant with a capacity ranging from 16GB to 256GB. This was designed with an easy plug-and-play operation, built-in Error Correcting Code that can detect and correct all type of transfer errors, and has a mechanical write-protection switch.
It also has data recovery software (RecoveRx Software) that can help you recover images that you accidentally deleted.
A little tip: If you’re planning to create videos (maybe for your Youtube channel) most of the time, it’s best to choose a memory card capacity equal to or higher than 32GB. This is to ensure that your recording will operate smoothly and delay-free.
Zeikos ZE-TR201P Full Size Tripod is one of the best options to buy. This tripod has a variety of sizes available, ranging from 5in up to 77in.
It’s designed and equipped with non-slip foam on its legs for an easy grip, 360-Degree Swivel Fluid Head, a mid-level bracing system to guarantee stability, and 2 Handles that can be used for a professional operation.
6. Disc Light Reflector
Natural light is one of the most complicated details to work on in photography. Too much or less of light can have a negative effect on your final image. This is where disc light reflector becomes helpful.
- The translucent color softens and diffuses harsh light.
- The silver color creates a neutral effect when the lighting is low in your area.
- The white color creates a neutral color when the lighting is too bright on your area.
- The black color is used to create a shadow-effect on your subject or as a background.
- Lastly, the gold color works by casting a flattering glow on your subject.
The best disc light reflector for Canon EOS Rebel T5 is Selens 5-in-1 Handle Round Reflector. This reflector has a size of 43in when open (and 15in when folded) and available with 4 different shapes: triangle, square, circle and oblong.
7. Wireless Remote Control
Photographers always aim for perfection when shooting their subject. They’ll do everything to get that, even if they have to shoot in the most uncomfortable position.
In yesteryears, photographers don’t have a choice but to go through with it. But now, you can easily avoid that situation by having wireless remote control. For Canon EOS Rebel T5, the best option for a wireless remote control is RS60 E3.
This remote control has a compact design (0.64oz) with a simple plug-in attachment. It also replicates the shutter button functions of your camera.