Owners of the Canon 5D Mark II are serious photographers and are in need of a few essential accessories to get the most out of their camera. Just as the Canon 5D is quite expensive, purchasing all of these accessories will cost a pretty penny as well. There is certainly no substitute for a good photographer, but these peripherals will ensure the production of brilliant, professional photographs.
Compact Flash Memory Cards
You should also consider purchasing a compact flash memory card that can process information as fast as the Mark II sends it. Most standard compact flash cards can only process a certain amount of megabytes per second, so if you are planning on shooting in continuous mode frequently, you should consider purchasing a compact flash card that can process about 60 megabytes per second.
External Flash: Canon Speedlite 580EX II
If you are serious about starting a photography business, also be sure to look into additional lenses to suit your photography needs.
An Extra 5D Mark II Battery
A Camera Bag
If you own a Canon 5D Mark II, chances are you will have at least one extra lens and a flash. Together, these take up a lot of space and weight making an easily accessible camera bag crucial. Sling packs work the best for photographers constantly on the go during a photo shoot. A sling pack can be carried as a backpack, but can also be adjusted to wear on the front or side of the body.
The four accessories listed above are absolutely essential to the owner of a Canon 5D Mark II. Here are a handful of other accessories that more advanced photographers should add to their arsenal:
- Canon BG-E6 Vertical Battery Grip
- A Tripod
- A Wireless shutter release
- Canon CP-E4 Battery Pack for Flash
If you have yet to purchase this camera, be sure to read this comparison article comparing the Canon 5D Mark II vs the Nikon D700 vs the Sony Alpha 900.