13 Popular Digital Camera Accessories Among dPS Readers

13 Popular Digital Camera Accessories Among dPS Readers

This month we’ve been posting the best selling DSLRs, best selling DSLR Lenses, best selling compact camera systems, popular point and shoot cameras and most popular camera bags among our readers. Today we finish up this series with a look at the most popular Digital Camera Accessories – based on what our readers have bought in the last 3 months on Amazon*.

Accessories covers a wide range of things ranging from lens caps, to speed light flashes to cleaning products. Here’s our top 13!

1. Fotodiox Dedicated Lens Hood, for Canon EOS EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens (replaces Canon ES-62)


2. Neewer 110CM 43″ 5-in-1 Collapsible Multi-Disc Light Reflector


3. Giottos AA1900 Rocket Air Blaster Large – Black


4. Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash for Canon Digital SLR Cameras


5. Fotodiox 6″x8″ Softbox


6. NEEWER® IR Wireless Remote Control RC-6 shutter release for Canon DSLRS


7. Quick Neck Shoulder Strap for Canon Nikon Sony Cameras


8. Black Rapid RS-7 Camera Strap (Black)


9. RS-W1 Camera Strap


10. LensPEN Lens Cleaning System


11. Universal Translucent Dome Flash Diffuser


12. Visible Dust Ultra-Thin Microfiber Cleaning Cloth for Digital Camera Optics.


13. 5 Lens Cap Leash – Lens Cap Holder/Safety Cord.


*Note: these lists were compiled from reports supplied to us from Amazon.com where we are affiliates. One of the ways dPS is able to cover its costs and be a sustainable business is that we earn a small commission when readers make a purchase from Amazon after clicking on our links (including those above). While no personal details are passed on we do get an overall report from Amazon about what was bought and are able to create this list.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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  • dude August 18, 2012 03:28 pm

    hey i hate to be that guy but im starting out could someone on flickr critique my photos? http://www.flickr.com/photos/85215792@N02/

  • tonyjr August 13, 2012 01:07 am

    Be careful with the lens pen . It can / does pick up stuff . I buy the eye glasses at the $1 store and use the pen on them 1st - then hold at angle in sunlight and look for scratches .
    The cheap glasses have very soft plastic and scratch easily .

  • Kat Landreth August 11, 2012 12:08 pm

    Thanks for putting together this post, it's making me think about my holiday wish list!

    I've heard so may recommendations for the Black rapid from friends but I've yet to try it myself. Fortunately, I'm small enough that my standard Canon camera strap fits cross body style so I haven't had the need to upgrade yet.

    I absolutely second the Lenspen recommendation as well. It's such an awesome little device and so effective that I bought one to keep in my purse and use for my glasses/sunglasses. Way more effective than just a microfiber cloth.

    I would love to try the remote shutter release, as I've been really frustrated with my current vivitar remote. Unfortunately it looks like it only works with Canons that have an infrared sensor, and my 50D doesn't have one. Guess I'll have to upgrade to a 5D mk III lol!

  • tonyjr August 8, 2012 01:11 pm

    None with the vest . I have the pixel racing harness , but have not found a good system that uses the " D " rings so you can switch from harness to shoulder straps

  • dslr Man August 8, 2012 05:10 am

    I haven't had good experiences with black rapid. I got a Cotton Carrier awhile ago and have been happy with it so far. I like the ease of use and have heard good reviews in the community. I'm thinking of getting their SteadyShot system to add to my vest. I saw it on their site www.cottoncarrier.com . Has anybody had experience with this product?

  • Penelope (NYC Blogger) August 7, 2012 11:41 am

    I have the lens cleaning system, and a lens leash (but not that one)…love the leash idea!

  • tonyjr August 5, 2012 02:46 am

    Hard to believe some of the stuff made the list , unless it was for one day .
    I have 8 different camera shoulder straps and 4 different hand straps . While better than the factory one [ shoulder ] , I put a seat belt cover one them and they still all suck after a couple of hours .
    My list would be
    spare battery , memory cards , filters [ UV , KSM CPL , ND'S ] , monopod , bag , tripods , quick disconnect w / spare plates , filter holder that slides onto shoulder strap , spare lens caps , hoods , firewire and 10-1 card reader , 580 II flash , spare cords , chargers [ car and house ] off camera bracket / cord . The lens pen and rocket blower are left at home - I just carry the lens cleaning kit with me
    You should also consider a couple of nooks on your camera model and at least one on your type of pictures - general / close up [ portrait ] , macro / landscape - etc . I had at least one of my items before I upgraded the strap .
    My list is the way I bought / buy for new / camera - notice I did not list any lenses - too me they are the main option .

  • Matt August 3, 2012 07:07 pm

    I use a Carry Speed strap and have found it to be excellent, plus I can connect my tripod quick release at the same time

  • lilsassy August 3, 2012 06:58 am

    Another good wrist strap alternative is the Canon WS20 wrist strap for Canon Camcorders. I use it on my 60D full time and I love it. It's very sturdy.


  • Alexander Catastroff August 3, 2012 03:28 am

    I'm personally quite fond of my capture camera clip and my variable ND as well.


  • Alexander Catastroff August 3, 2012 03:27 am

    I'm personally quite fond of my capture camera clip and my variable ND as well.

  • Eeps August 2, 2012 04:16 pm

    This list isn't about the best values. Lots of cheap stuff made the list cause they sold more of them, that's all. Case in point, the Quick strap came out ahead of 2 Rapid straps but you don't see people raving about it. I own one and it broke on me too. Good thing the lens filter took the brunt of the fall. Shattered but didn't scratch the lens. No harm to the camera either. I've modified the strap and added a second carabiner to support and back up the first, and I still prefer it to a regular neck strap, but buyer beware.

  • Fonk August 2, 2012 01:06 pm

    Funny, I just bought that very 5-in-1 reflector this past week. Can't beat the value on that thing!

  • Sam August 2, 2012 09:49 am

    Great idea, Frank! That has certainly been one of my concerns as well - the move from strap to tripod, so that wrist strap will be next on my list. Thanks!

  • Frank Kautz August 2, 2012 05:00 am


    I agree with you about the Quick Neck Straps. I too use the Black Rapid strap, however I have added to it the Crumpler Noose wrist strap. It may look a little funny to have both attached to a camera, but having been jostled while putting my camera onto the tripod after taking it off of the Black Rapid strap and nearly dropping it, I wanted a way to be sure that I was still protected. I also find the Noose to be useful if I just pick my camera up to snap a picture or two and put it back down.

    For a $20, this was one of my better buys. I attach it to my battery grip, but I could have attached it to one of the standard neck strap connection.



  • Sam August 2, 2012 02:47 am

    From reading the reviews, I'd be careful about buying the Quick Neck Shoulder Strap. In the "you get what you pay for" category, there are several reviewers who complained about the hardware breaking due to what they felt was "cheap" construction.

    As a Black Rapid owner, I love the idea of these quick straps and was interested in the Quick Neck due to its workaround design for those of us who also use tripods. But I won't put my several thousand dollars of gear at risk to save the few seconds between strap connector and tripod.