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Photo by M.T ElGassier on Unsplash Taken with a Nikon Z7
The Nikon Z7 is one of the most popular cameras from Nikon in the past few years. I know I loved my Nikon Z7, and most of my photographer friends who have one do as well.
But, it can be difficult to sift through the thousands of Nikon Z7 accessories available to the public. You only have so much money to drop on just one camera (despite the little voice in your head saying this isn’t true).
So, we sifted through dozens of Nikon Z7 photo accessories for you in order to come up with a solid list of five must-have Nikon Z7 accessories.
We hope our dedication and research will allow you to get the most out of your Nikon Z7.
Mini Camera Canopy
This is not the first time we have touted the benefits of the Camera Canopy and it won’t be the last.
The Camera Canopy is the modern response to the age-old problem of trying to photograph in the rain, sleet, or snow. The creator of the Camera Canopy got fed up with using outdated rain protection methods like plastic bags, so he made the Camera Canopy.
It is a small plastic shield that attaches to your camera’s hot shoe. It not only protects your camera from the rain, but your lens as well.
While the original Camera Canopy is meant for larger DSLR cameras, the Mini Camera Canopy is made specifically for smaller DSLR cameras or mirrorless cameras, like the Nikon Z7.
Plus, unlike some of the more expensive rain shields available on the market today, you can pick up a Mini Camera Canopy for just $60.
You will never make a better purchase for your Nikon Z7, especially if you are shooting outdoors on a frequent basis.
Ikan E-Image Horizon One Gimbal
If you are looking for the best Nikon Z7 video accessories, then this gimbal is for you.
The Ikan E-Image Horizon One Gimbal allows you to spin 360 degrees on the roll axis, hold up to 8 lbs of equipment, and move 360 degrees on all three axes.
The stabilization on this gimbal is out of this world. It also features a quick release plate that is compatible with all standard 501 PL quick release plates.
One of my major problems with a lot of gimbals available on the market right now is that they have a really low battery run time. That is not the case with this Nikon Z7 compatible gimbal. It can run for up to 12 hours, thanks to its 18650 batteries (which are included, which means no hidden costs).
Of course, this gimbal doesn’t just work with the Nikon Z7. It’ll work with any DSLR or mirrorless camera you own. It features 5 different operational modes, including single-axis and dual-axis follow modes.
It also comes with a phone app that allows you to operate the gimbal from wherever you may be. The phone app includes access to things like motion time-lapse, remote controls and other different adjustments.
The Ikan E-Image Horizon One Gimbal is available for $400 on Ikan.
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This accessory is one built specifically for the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7.
This L-Bracket comes with a base grip extension, but it’s also from SmallRig, which means you’ll find a ton of other accessories that will easily mount to it.
This L-Bracket adds 16.5mm height for additional ergonomic support.
The base plate and the side plate on this L-Bracket are dovetail plates that allow you to mount your camera in either a vertical or horizontal position.
It’s also not one of those frustrating L-Brackets that don’t allow you to access the Nikon Z7 battery or ports when it's mounted to a tripod.
Nikon EN-EL15b Battery
If you own a Nikon Z7, then you know batteries from Nikon can get really pricey.
This third-party battery is a much cheaper option at just over $50. This is a really great option for photographers who travel frequently and feel like they need an extra battery on hand during their trips, or videographers who burn through multiple batteries in a one day shoot.
Nikon F to Nikon Z Adapter
Our final Nikon Z7 accessory is this Nikon FTZ adapter.
This adapter allows you to use F-mount Nikkor lenses on any of the Z mirrorless cameras. It’s compatible with over 660 F-mount Nikkor lenses, so you’ll have a much wider variety of lenses to choose from each time you pick up your Nikon Z7.
This is a professional-grade adapter, so it allows any connected lenses to retain image quality, silent shooting and focus peaking.
It’s made of magnesium alloy and is weather-sealed, just like the Nikon Z7, so you don’t need to worry about shooting in inclement weather. It also means the adapter should last as long as your camera does.