YOU NEEDN’T SPEND a fortune on gadgets for your camera. Even the costliest accessories have more affordable counterparts that are suitable for careful or occasional use. Many of the recommended add-ons described in this lesson cost less than $50, and some are virtually free.

Battery Grips

Battery grips from third-party vendors are inexpensive—in the $40 range—and provide two significant benefits that you can discern from the name alone: battery and grip. The typical grip can hold two LP-E10 batteries, effectively doubling the time you can spend shooting before you need to swap a depleted battery for a fresh one. In addition, ...

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