Canon T3i Accessories

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There's certainly no shortage of good Canon T3i Accessories you can improve your photography with as well as just plain having fun in general with digital photography. But, how do you decide which gadgets are the best ones to use with your Rebel t3i 

For starts, you have a ton of Canon camera lenses and a boatload of Canon Speedlites to choose from. You can have fun with literally hundreds of gizmos, doo-dads and gadgets available for you Canon Rebel T3i.


CanonCameraGeek's Top Rebel Accessories for the T3i

You can't take ANY photos if you have dead batteries of you have a full memory card. I put these two accessories first because they are absolutely the most important.

Canon LP-E8 is an excellent accessory for Canon T3i Camera
Canon LP-E8 Battery

The two cardinal sins of digital photographers are not enough battery power or not enough memory.

Memory Cards

Memory is absurdly affordable and there simple is no excuse not to have an extra memory card available at all times

Usually the most expensive T3i accessory you'll ever buy, but perhaps the biggest impact on the quality of photographs you take is the lens you choose.

Canon EF-S 75-300mm lens
EF-S 75-300mm IS Lens

If you want to dramatically increase your reach, get the 75-300mm lens to use on your t3i.

The 75-300mm lens gives you the focal length of a  is the equivalent of a 120-480mm lens on a full-frame 35mm size camera.

That gives you a great lens for sports, wildlife and bird photography.

18-135mm IS Lens
EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens

This is an upgrade in versatility and price over the 18-55.  It's a little bigger to carry and is a bigger investment, but it's the way to go if you never want to have to change lenses.

It's the Equivalent of a 29mm-216mm range. That gives you a zoom range of more than twice (7x)  over the 18-55mm "kit" lens.

My favorite lens for my 90D (same size sensor as the t3i) is my 18-135mm lens.

Here is a little more in-depth discussion of Canon t3i Lenses.


Fun Canon T3i Accessories

I call these fun Canon t3i accessories.  Neither of them are "needed," but both of these add-ons make your photography more fun.

Canon Remote Control Accessory
Canon RC-6 Remote Control

Great for Self-portraits, vibration-free, time exposures or nature photography when your nearby presence would scare away your subject.

Battery Grip for Canon T3i is BG-E8

Canon BG-E8 Battery Grip

Gives you more of the feel of a "Pro" camera, double your battery capacity and gives you easy access to camera control when shooting in vertical (portrait) orientation.

What is a battery Grip?


Polarizer Filter
Polarizer filter

Darken the blue sky, reduce haze, improve color saturation or eliminate annoying reflections.  Make sure you order the right size for your specific lens. 

LCD Screen Protector
Camera LCD Screen Protector

Protect your Canon T3i LCD from dust, fingerprints and scratches with an LCD screen protector.


I spend a lot more on lighting accessories than most people because I make a living with my photography.  Photography is "Painting with Light."  When you need more than natural light, the right tools are necessary to control or modify the light.

Non-Canon Speedlite For Canon T3i
Canon T3i Flash

You can save a lot by going with a Non-Canon Flash, but it may cost you in compatibility.   If you get the recommended Canon Speedlite you know you'll have full compatibility.

Lighting Accessories - LED Panel for Canon T3i Hot Shoe-Mount
LED Light Panel

Excellent for shooting video at parties and still photos at close distances.  Brightness and prices will continue to improve.



That wraps up the Top Ten Canon Rebel T3i Accessories. These are also good add-ons for the second upgraded camera that followed the Rebel T3i, the T5i.

Remember to have a blast with your digital cameras.  It is a great time to be interested in photography.  

The number of hardware and software tools we have at our disposal as well as the many ways we can share our photos make it a great time to be a digital photographer.



You can find even more valuable and unique Canon T3i Accessories by a search on Amazon.

Happy Gadget Hunting!

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