Best Accessories for the Canon EOS R6

These are the accessories I use for my Canon EOS R6 that will help you with photo and video for your creative business.

Now I have my Canon R6 I’ve been juggling and sorting out the best gear to use with it, and I’ve finally settled (for now) on what I think are the best accessories for the Canon EOS R6.

Before you read on, this article is aimed at content creators, not strictly photography only or video only users. But someone who is creating a business around their creative passion and will be using the R6 for photo and video.

So let’s start!

Wireless Remote Control

I’ve had various remote controls over the years and I’ve always had a situation where I needed it. The alternative before was to use either a wired remote trigger or use the time delay.

But for film or for precision timing having a remote control is imperative if you need to be in a different location to the camera or you have to place the camera in an awkward position where you can’t be behind the camera.

The great thing about Canon’s BR-E1 is it also has film options on the side of the camera which makes working with the R6 even more convenient.

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Canon 2140C001 Wireless Remote Control BR-E1,Black
  • Controllable camera through Bluetooth
  • Controllable without looking at every direction

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L-Shaped Bracket

An L shaped bracket is one of the best accessories for the Canon EOS R6 for convenience on this list, especially if you use portrait mode and landscape mode interchangeably.

With Instagram and TikTok favoring the vertical aspect ratios, changing to that set up quickly is important. You can miss a shot using the tripod ball head to get a vertical shot that is perfectly aligned.

With an L shaped bracket you can it in a second. You just change the camera on the tripod to its side.

The 3 Legged Thing L shaped bracket can also be used as a normal tripod head plate by removing the side, and it’s compatible with most tripods.

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3 Legged Thing Ellie PD Universal L-Bracket Compatible with Peak Design Capture (Copper, Ellie PD)
  • Universal Peak Design Capture-compatible
  • hoice of two screw mount slots for optimal positioning of the camera

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Check out my full 3 Legged Thing review for my experience using this particular L bracket.

EF to RF Mount Adapter

Canon are still fleshing out their lense line up. There are many missing focal lengths that are important to content creators.

Fortunately with the EF to RF mount adapter you have access to the entire EF lens line up, which is extensive. Canon have invested in three different versions for some great capabilities.

Canon Mount Adapter EF - EOS R, Compatible with EOS RP, EOS R, EOS R6, EOS R5
  • Standard mount adapter allows EF/EF-S Lens compatibility with the EOS R camera system, including the EOS R and EOS RP
  • Built-in control ring provides quick access to camera functions

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This adapter has the control ring for extra functionality. You can assign to various functions like ISO or aperture etc.

If you can ignore the semi obsolete nature of the EF lenses there are some great lenses which are only fractionally inferior to the RF equivalent.

For instance the RF 24-70mm L is optically superior to my EF version, but you need to pixel peep to see the difference in quality. The RF version has IS, but with the R6’s IBIS I have recorded acceptable stabilized footage with my EF 24-70mm.

I can’t see how it would make sense financially to trade in my EF lens to get the RF equivalent when it’s not a huge difference in quality and practicality.

One massive advantage to using the EF lens with an adapter are the adapter options. One is a standard one (which I have), and another has a control ring.

The best adapter is the one with drop in filters. This eliminates the need for fiddling around with step up rings or screw in filters. I really would like this option with RF lenses.

Canon Drop-in Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R with Circular Polarizing Filter
  • Allows EF/EF-S Lens compatibility with the EOS R camera
  • Drop-in filter Adapter allows use of circular polarizing Filters

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I already have my Lee filters set and system so I couldn’t justify spending an extra $450 for the drop in filter adapter.

SD Cards (and Card Reader)

The R6 uses UHS-II SD cards, and you can find the best SD card for the Canon R6 in my article.

And you’ll need to get your photos and video off the camera onto your computer.

Anker 2-in-1 USB 3.0 SD Card Reader for SDXC, SDHC, SD, MMC, RS-MMC, Micro SDXC, Micro SD, Micro SDHC Card and UHS-I Cards
  • Simultaneously read and write on two cards to save yourself the effort of constant unplugging and re-plugging.
  • USB 3.0 enables data transfer rates of up to 5Gbps for faster Sync times, backward compatible with USB 2.0/ 1.1.

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Tripod

Every content creator should get a tripod; locked off shots will always get the sharpest photos and video.

But it can get expensive fast. With tripods I recommend saving up to get a decent one rather than a cheap low quality tripod and spend again later for a better one.

This K&F Tripod has an extra feature that allows you to film top down, which for a content creator will be a regular shooting position.

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K&F Concept SA254T1 Camera Tripods 94 Inch 4 Section Aluminium Professional Detachable Monopod Tripod with 360 Degree Ball Head Quick Release Plate for DSLR SLR Cameras
  • 【Transverse Center Column】Central column moves from 0 to 180 degrees, can be rotated 360°horizontally, to realize panorama shooting.
  • 【Strong Stability】25mm large diameter aluminum alloy tube,the load capacity can reach 22.04lbs (10kg), provide security and stability support for your dslr camera.

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If you have more of a budget then you can get a tripod from my favorite brand, Peak Design. There are two versions, the aluminium version and the carbon fibre version, which is definitely one of the best on the market.

Peak Design Travel Tripod (5 Section Aluminum Camera Tripod)
  • The Travel Tripod brings you pro-level stability, load capacity, and deployed height, yet packs down to the diameter of a water bottle.
  • Unique design allows quicker, easier setup/takedown. Secure, fast, and ergonomic camera quick release. Fast-locking, low profile leg cams.

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Screen Protector

Like your mobile phone, protecting your rear LCD screen is important especially as a variable articulated LCD screen it is more prone to damage.

Compatiable with Canon EOS R6 Camera,LARMOR Optical Glass LCD Screen Protector Cover
  • LARMOR GGS Self-Adhesive Optical Glass Screen Protector
  • Compatiable with Canon EOS R6 Camera

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Batteries

The Canon R6 uses the LP-E6NH which has a capacity of 2130 mHa, which is 14% more than its predecessor, the LP-E6N.

This battery is also backwards compatible meaning I can still use it in my Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

Canon LP-E6NH (4132C002)
  • Battery Pack LP-E6NH
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

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You should always travel with at least two batteries in my experience.

External Microphone

I would never recommend using the in camera microphone for audio. One, because you need the mic to be as close to the person as possible; and two, the quality is never as good as external mic.

I have always used Rode video mics and see no reason to not keep recommending them. You can get this one below which is cheap but still great quality:

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Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount
  • Compact microphone designed to improve the audio quality of your videos - only 80 millimeter (3") long and 42gm (1.5 ounce)
  • No battery required (powered by camera plug-in power - min 3V)

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Or for a more professional setup, the most popular mic for YouTubers is this mic:

Rode VideoMic Pro+ Compact Directional On-Camera Shotgun Condenser Microphone
  • Still with the best-in-class Rycote Lyre suspension system onboard, the VideoMic Pro improves on the existing VideoMic Pro capsule/line tube and windshield, plus boasts a host of new features.
  • Automatic Power Function (with plug-in power availability) is perfect for the run-and-gun shooter, automatically turning the microphone off when unplugged from the camera.

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Cleaning Gear

Always always always have cleaning gear. I do not leave the house without these essential tools:

MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths, 6 PACK
  • PREMIUM MATERIALS: Extremely high-quality, soft, microfiber material absorbs and removes dust, oil, smudges, fingerprints, and dirt. Leaves no scratches, streaks, marks, or lint.
  • PROTECTIVE: Each pack of MagicFiber comes in their own polybag so that they are always like new and ready to use. Includes 6 MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths (5 black, 1 Grey) 6 x 7 inches (15cm x 18cm)

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ZEISS Lens Wipes - 200 Pre-Moistened Eyeglass Cleaning Wipes
  • Pre-Moistened lint and ammonia-free wipes that provide thorough cleaning from all kinds of dirt gently by removing fingerprints, dust, oil, and smudges.
  • Disposable pre-moistened wipes make it quick and easy to safely clean optics lenses.

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External Monitor

Not an essential accessory for the Canon EOS R6, but certainly a useful one. I use my Feelworld F6 Plus monitor for when I film video and the camera is at a distance from me.

But the better option is to get the Atmos Ninja V monitor which will record externally in easier to use video codecs. An added benefit is that you can film with Atmos Ninja V for extended periods without any overheating issues (although I have not experienced any with the 1.4 firmware update).

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Gimbal

This is another non essential but great accessory for the Canon EOS R6. I personally have the DJI Ronin S which now has a V2 edition.

I feel that with IBIS and lens IS the Canon R6 delivers a very stablized image on its own. But for more challenging scenarios a dedicated gimbal will help.

DJI RSC 2 - 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer for DSLR and Mirrorless Camera, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Canon, Fujifilm, 6.6 lb Payload, Foldable Design, Vertical Shooting, OLED Screen, Black
  • Foldable Design - DJI RSC 2’s foldable design means easy transportation and storage, along with expanded shooting options. When folded, RSC 2 is smaller than a sheet of A5 paper, making it as portable as it is powerful.
  • 2.6 lb Weight / 6.6 lb Tested Payload - Titan Stabilization Algorithm captures smoother footage than ever. SuperSmooth mode compensates for micromovements and increases torque, stabilizing even 100mm zoom lenses.

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Finally

This list could be quite long, and there are definitely more options. However these are the best accessories for the Canon EOS R6 that I personally use when I work.

I’ll be sure to keep this updated as my own gear changes, and with new tools and updates, this list will not stay the same.

Links

If you’re building a business and one the tools is this camera, then you need to check out my definitive article on business for creative content creators, How to Start a Creative Business. All the information from starting to building a business is there.

Also don’t forget to check me out on YouTube for more video on content!