Behind every successful camera is a combination of reliable accessories. This can either be a myth or fact. But whichever it is, one thing is still certain and that is accessories are great helping tools for photographers to take full advantage out of their DSLR cameras.
So, if you have a D3300 and considering investing in new accessories; here are 7 best Nikon D3300 accessories that you must check out!
Best Nikon D3300 Accessories
1. Nikon EN-EL14A Battery
Cameras wouldn’t be complete without a battery and just like most of the DSLR cameras; Nikon D3300 comes with (1) lithium-ion battery. Its only difference with others, D3300 uses the EN-EL14A type of lithium-ion battery.
This battery weighs 1lb. and is known for being rechargeable and durable. Capacity-wise, it has a good 1500mAh.
If you want to buy an extra pair, but can’t find the exact battery for D3300, you can always choose a replacement battery. Just ensure that the capacity is the same or higher and compatible to D3300. Also, don’t forget to read its reviews before buying to ensure that it’s working perfectly.
One of the good options is Nikon 27126 EN-EL 14A Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery. This battery weighs 1.12oz., has a capacity of 1230mAh and good to use even for videography.
2. Neewer Professional Vertical Battery Grip
One of the practical solutions is having a battery grip. A battery grip is attached at the bottom of the camera and can hold 1 or more battery. These extra batteries will automatically run once the main battery is drained out.
For Nikon D3300, the best option is Neewer Professional Vertical Battery Grip. This battery grip weighs 11.2 oz. with a dimension of 122 x 78 x 100mm. It can hold (2) EN-EL14A rechargeable battery and has a built-in vertical shutter release button with half-press function.
It’s also a good plus for this battery grip that it has a tripod screw mount. Meaning, you can easily attach it to any compatible tripod of D3300.
If you feel that this isn’t the right battery grip for you, you can always check for other brands. Just ensure that it’s compatible with D3300, durable, easy to handle and flexible. Flexible in terms of, that it can support both single and double batteries.
3. Nikon SB-700 AF Speedlight
Light has a big role in photography; it can either make the image’s quality good or ruin it. To avoid the latter part, Nikon made a solution to turn harsh light into a more flattering effect; and that’s by using Speedlight.
For Nikon D3300, one of the good options is Nikon SB-700 AF Speedlight. This Speedlight was designed to be portable and light (weighs 360g).
It’s also equipped with Nikon’s Intelligent Through-The-Lens (i-TTL) flash control. This flash control always delivers accurate flash exposures and flawless fill-flash performance no matter what the lighting conditions are.
Flexibility-wise, this Speedlight’s head can tilt down to -7° or up to 90° with click-stops at -7°, 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°; and rotates horizontally 180° to the left and right with click-stops at 0°, 30°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180°.
4. Lexar Professional Memory card
Having a reliable storage is one of the major factors to ensure you’ll not miss out any good shooting opportunity. And when people talk about the memory card, Lexar is one brand that stands out.
Lexar is known by many photographers because its memory cards are durable and cause no delays when shooting for videos or images. If you’re looking for a memory card for your Nikon D3300, the Lexar Professional 633x Memory card is the option to take.
This memory card has a capacity range of 16GB to 512GB and designed with UHS-I technology (U1) for high-speed and a Class 10 performance.
For shooting 4k video, it’s best to use Lexar memory cards with a capacity of 256GB and 512GB.
5. Manfrotto MT190XPRO3 Tripod
A tripod isn’t always needed. But it still good to have one on your kit in case you’ll be needing a three-legged friend who can hold your camera still and stable.
If this happens, you can always count on to Manfrotto MT190XPRO3 Tripod. This tripod weighs 6.1lbs. with dimension of 26.3 x 10 x 5.7 inches. It also has a 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs with Q90 Centre column mechanism. This mechanism allows the tripod’s column to extend vertically (normal) and horizontally.
It also has a Quick Power Lock (QPL) system for each of the tripod section, making them more stable and rigid in design.
6. LimoStudio 32″ 5-in-1 Photography Collapsible Disc Light Reflector
Disc Light Reflectors is another accessory that helps to turn light into a much more attractive effect. It has 5 popular colors, namely: Gold, black, silver, white and translucent.
To save money, it’s best to choose a bundle where all the colors of reflector you need are already included. One of the good options is LimoStudio 32″ 5-in-1 Photography Collapsible Disc Light Reflector.
This reflector weighs 1lb. and has a diameter of 32 inches (12 inches when folded). It’s light and easy to use.
7. PIXEL Oppilas/RW-221/L1 Wireless Shutter Remote Control
Shooting at night and fireworks has an extraordinary effect on the quality of images. In early years of technology and photography, to be successful in this type of photography, you must have a firm hand to avoid creating any form of camera shakes and years of experience in shooting in low light conditions.
Fortunately, today, shutter remote control is being offered. And for Nikon D3300, the compatible shutter remote control is PIXEL Oppilas/RW-221/L1 Wireless Shutter Remote Control. This shutter remote control supports single, continuous, bulb and delay shooting. It also uses FSK system which is used to improve its’ reliability and stability.
The good thing about this shutter remote control is it’s not only for cameras but also for controlling multi-receivers.