Use these tips to learn more about finding DSLR accessories and hardware that is compatible with your DSLR camera, and for learning about your options for finding DSLR accessories.
- A DSLR camera that uses interchangeable lenses can accept a variety of accessory items. Such accessories will expand the versatility and performance levels for your DSLR camera. For example, some interchangeable lenses provide better zoom capabilities, while others provide good wide-angle options. External flash units, AC adapters, remote shutters, and conversion lenses all are available for most DSLRs.
- Always make sure any accessory you purchase is compatible with your make and model of DSLR camera. The last thing you want to do is spend $500 on a lens, and then have it not fit your camera. Most DSLR cameras contain a list of compatible accessories at the back of the camera’s user guide. For a more up-to-date list, visit your camera maker’s Web site.
- With any type of DSLR camera accessory, but especially with interchangeable lenses, it’s important to know exactly what type of features the accessory offers. For example, some lenses support auto-focus capabilities, while others do not. Be certain the accessory you’d like to buy will perform the exact functions you want. If you shop around, you’re almost certain to find an accessory with the features you need
- On the flip side, if you’re shopping for a new camera, and you have a lot of camera accessories from your previous camera, you may be able to save a lot of money by purchasing a new DSLR camera that’s compatible with your accessories.
- Finally, before deciding whether to purchase an accessory, make sure you need it to achieve a certain aspect of your photography experience that you cannot achieve without it, as accessories tend to be expensive.