When you buy a camera, the included accessories are usually pretty lame.

The included SD card (if there even is one) is likely to be slow and unreliable. The shoulder strap is likely to be too small (unless you want to wear it around the back of your neck with the camera hanging down in front of your belly button). And the camera bag (or pouch) may not suit your taste. Etc.

In my few years as a professional photography enthusiast, I’ve found it to be a delightful and rewarding activity. And, at least for me, a lot of that has to do with the ancillary gear I use. Though accessories are not nearly as critical as the camera you buy nor the time you make to get out there and take photos, I do think having better gear can make a difference.

A Few Awesome Camera Accessories