* Got a new camera? Here are some accessories you’ll need
* Photography essentials from cleaning kits to phone adapters
* All highly reviewed and under $100
If you got a new camera recently (or gifted one to yourself) you’ll need a few things to get the most out of it. Unless you’re already a pro photographer with a truck load of gear, there are a handful image-improving accessories that all kinds of photographers at every level should have. To make things easier, we rounded up six of the most essential accessories you’ll want for your new camera.
1. AmazonBasics Wireless Remote Control
A wireless remote control is always handy to have in your camera bag. It’s ideal for taking high-quality selfies (no shame) and family or group pictures without dealing with timers or photoshop.
2. CamKix Professional Camera Cleaning Kit
If you’re using your new gear often it’s going to get dirty. A good cleaning kit not only prevents dust and scratches on the lens, but also extends the lifetime of your camera.
3. Micro USB to USB Adapter Cable
This $13 device might be the most useful camera accessory in your bag. It connects your phone to your camera so you can quickly view, download, and share images on-the-go. It’s compatible with all micro USB phones – meaning everything except iPhones.
4. Chromo Inc Macro Ring
Good lighting is essential for good photos, and an LED ring like this one from Chromo gives you portable, professional lighting for less than $30. It’s compatible with Canon, Sony, Nikon, and Sigma lenses, and features three different lighting modes.
5. Goja Lens & Filter Bundle
This lens and filter bundle from Goja is a great purchase for new photographers as it includes lenses, lens filters, a mini tripod, a remote control, and a cleaning kit. It’s highly rated with 4.5 stars and over 500 reviews, and has a very reasonable $80 price tag.
6. DIGIANT Camera Backpack
Every photographer from the newbie to seasoned pro needs a reliable camera bag. We recommend this one from DIGIANT because it’s highly-reviewed, well-priced, and designed to fit an array of cameras and accessories.