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Must Have Olympus Accessories

The Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mark II, OM-D EM-5, E-P5, E-PL5 and other bodies are incredible cameras, and these accessories make the systems even better. This list of must have Sony accessories was compiled by our readers and Olympus readers all around the world.

They’ll help you get more out of your current Olympus (plus older OM and PEN cameras). From remote triggers to lens hoods to filters to battery packs, these accessories will simplify your life, streamline your workflow and improve your photography.

If you’d like to add to our list of killer must have Olympus accessories, leave suggestions in our comments below.

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Accessories      
  FotoTech IR Wireless Shutter Release Remote Control This Olympus wired and wireless release works with the O-MD and PEN models, as well as older Olympus SLR cameras.
  Sony Screen Protector for Sony Alpha A6000 This screen protector is available for various O-MD models (select before adding to your cart) and keeps the LCD screen from being scratched.
  Neutral Density Filter Kit ND filters help even out a scene and all photographer should carry them. This kit has step up/step down adapters to fit any lens, and a range of different density filters.
  Circular PolarizerExpoDisc White Balance Tool You’ll need a different size polarizer for different lens diameters, but I like to bring a polarizer for the biggest lens I own, and then hold it in front of smaller lenses when needed. Good quality is important, as you don’t want the filter to add distortion.
Batteries, Grips and Cases      
  Dual-Channel LCD Display Charger for Olympus BatteriesOUT OF STOCK  Battery charging solution with the capability of charging two batteries at once. Digital display for accurate charging times.
  Wasabi Battery for Olympus With more juice than the Olympus branded battery, the Wasabi battery is by far the most popular third-party solution for Olympus cameras.
  Anker Compact External USB Battery Charge this up before you leave and use it to recharge your Olympus gear on the road by plugging the USB cable into the camera. The best combination of small size and good power.
  Olympus OM-D EM-5IIVertical Grip Having a vertical grip radically expands the shooting experience. This is the model for the OM-D EM 5 II.
Olympus EM-1Vertical Grip Having a vertical grip radically expands the shooting experience. This is the model for the OM-D EM 5
Olympus EM-1Vertical Grip Having a vertical grip radically expands the shooting experience. This is the model for the EM-1
  J.B. Bamboo Grip for a7 This doesn’t add any buttons to the bottom of the camera, but it’s got a great hand-holding surface, and looks great. This is the a7 series model.
  J.B. Bamboo Grip for OM-D EM 5 II This doesn’t add any buttons to the bottom of the camera, but it’s got a great hand-holding surface, and looks great. This is the OM-D EM-5 II series model.
J.B. Bamboo Grip for OM-D EM 5 This doesn’t add any buttons to the bottom of the camera, but it’s got a great hand-holding surface, and looks great. This is the OM-D EM-5 series model.
J.B. Bamboo Grip for OM-D EM 1 This doesn’t add any buttons to the bottom of the camera, but it’s got a great hand-holding surface, and looks great. This is the OM-D EM-1 series model.
J.B. Bamboo Grip for OM-M10 This doesn’t add any buttons to the bottom of the camera, but it’s got a great hand-holding surface, and looks great. This is the OM-M10 series model.
Camera Straps and Holsters      
  Op/Tech Bin Op Strap A great camera strap that allows for quick removal of the strap for handheld us.
  Peak Design Slide Camera Sling This fan favorite strap is adjustable and easy to use thanks to quick release buttons.
  B-Grip Uno Holster A quick and easy way to mount a mirrorless camera to your belt, bag or other strap, which securely holds your camera. The mounting plate lets you go from holster to tripod in seconds.
Bags      
  Mindshift Panorama This unique bag has a rotating lower pouch and a full backpack upper, allowing for gear to be quickly accessed with the pull of a tag.
  ThinkTank Retrospective 5 This is our go-to bag for street and urban photography where you don’t want your camera bag to look like a camera bag. This is the smallest size.
  Think Tank Retrospective 10 This is the medium size of the Retrospective bag.
  MegaGear Leather Cover for a6000 Protect your a6000 in vintage style with this beautiful all-leather holder.
Memory      
  SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB UHS-1/U3 SDXC Memory Card Up To 95MB/s & 4K Ultra HD-Ready For affordable, fast storage, this is the card. It’s what we use when we’re benchmarking equipment. This is the card you want in your Olympus camera. 
  Lexar Dual Slot USB 3.0 Memory Reader This is the fastest card reader we’ve tried, and it will accept SD, CF and a ton of other card formats.
  Rocketek 4 Slot Dual Card Reader This super-teeny card reader plugs into USB 3.0 and allows for dual card import. One of our favorite products, ever.
Lens Accessories      
  B009DL0LOW Is this a body cap, or is this the smallest 15mm lens available? Yes! This Olympus 15mm body cap lens captures images and protects your camera. he lens is so thin – just 9mm thick – that it can easily be mistaken for a camera-mount body cap. With three glass lens elements in three groups, it can be used as a wide-angle lens equivalent with a single focal length of 30mm.
B004S7W1SK This fisheye converter for the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm f:3.5-5.6 II lens gives you the equivalent of a 10.4º focal length on Micro Four Thirds systems.
Lens Adapters      
  B0073A1EBE Convert older Olympus Four Thirds lenses to Micro Four Thirds cameras like the O-MD series. 
B002TSWTAA This is a manual adapter, the Fotodiox OM-MFT Lens adapter allows you to place your favorite Olympus OM Zuiko lens on your Micro Four Thirds camera body. There is no autofocus or auto aperture control, but you can still use the great OM Zuiko glass.
Compact Camera Support      
  Pedco UltraPod II Lightweight, small and durable. The perfect tripod for any camera bag.
B003II3FD0 This isn’t the cheap Gorillapod you see at BestBuy. This one holds up under rigorous use and the ballhead is great. It’s perfect for the mirrorless shooter.  
Lighting      
  Mecablitz 64 AF-1 This third-party strobe is the most powerful we’ve tested, and is completely compatible with Sony’s flash system. Simply put, the best third-party strobe on the market, period. 
  PocketwizardPlus III The remote triggering system from PocketWizard is an industry staple. We don’t know any pros that don’t own a few PocketWizards. Take a few of these units and the right cables and you can trigger any lighting system, or remotely trigger your camera.
  Gary Fong Lightsphere The fold-down version of the classic Lightsphere can fit in any camera bag and gives off great light. With a portable diffuser this small, there’s no reason to be without this light modifier.
  Rogue Flashbender I’ve had one of these in my pack for years. Simply strap this light modifier onto your strobe and bend it to shape the light. The interior of the flash bender is a flexible metal, allowing it to curve and bend and hold it shape. You can even roll it up into a makeshift snoot.
Cleaning and Maintenance
  Giottos Rocket Blower This is the best way to get dust off of you lens while shooting in the field. High power stream of air and no need to touch the sensor.
  Sensor Swabs and cleaning solution This soft q-tip like swab and sensor solution gets all the dust off your sensor..Pick Full Frame for a7 and APS-C for a6000/NEX  
  VisibleDust Brite View This loupe with built-in LED lights will let you see if there’s any dust at all on your sensor. As a bonus, I’ve used it to help find and remove splinters a few times.



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