10 Excellent Camera Accessories For Nikon P900 Owners!

With the Nikon p900 being such a popular yet unique camera we are always seeing large numbers of people who own the camera reaching out with various questions about different camera accessories. Now, rather than make one individual post for each of the camera accessories that we see people reaching out about, we have decided to just publish our ultimate list of accessories for Nikon p900 cameras that we feel hope can help improve the level of image quality that our readers will be able to capture with their p900 during use.

Now, there is no need to go out and purchase all of these camera accessories. Some of our recommendations may be totally useless for your particular photography niche while others may be essential. We also have some great general camera accessories that are highly recommended for anyone who owns the p900 too that we would recommend you seriously consider adding to your collection.

If you are a more advanced and established photographer then there is a good chance that you will likely already own many of our suggestions. Additionally, the majority of the camera accessories that we will be recommending can be used with a large number of other popular cameras too meaning you can use them with any other camera bodies you may own too. Anyway, we hope that our readers who already own a p900 or are at least thinking of purchasing it will find our article helpful and get some value out of it.

Some Solid Reading

Photographer's Guide to the Nikon Coolpix P900: Getting the Most from Nikon's Superzoom Digital Camera
Now, our first Nikon p900 may come out of the blue but we would highly recommend that anyone who owns the camera also purchases The Photographer's Guide to the Nikon Coolpix P900 as it more than maks up for the official user manual that is lacking in solid information. In our opinion, the book is a great investment that can really help you improve your p900 photography. In our opinion, Alexander S. White has done an excellent job of consolidating an absolute ton of information and little known tips and tricks for the camera.

Since its release, the book’s sales have increased with each passing month at an almost exponential level. In addition to this, since its release, it has also managed to earn itself an excellent reputation amongst the community that is just getting better as more and more p900 owners purchase it.

The book is extremely easy to read and understand and has around 350 full-color images to help explain everything as easy as possible. The book goes over optimal autofocus, manual focus control, HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography, ISO settings, flash modes, and a ton of additional information. Considering that the kindle version of the book is less than $10 and can be read on your smartphone, we would highly recommend you make this cheap, yet very effective investment.

A Quality Tripod

Manfrotto 055 Carbon Fiber 3-Section Tripod with Horizontal Column (MT055CXPRO3)
Although the Nikon p900 actually performs very well for handheld photography with the correct camera settings, we would highly recommend that you invest in a suitable, professional-level tripod. Not only does a great tripod make an excellent addition to your general photography kit but it can also help to improve the image quality that you are able to capture due to the solid image stabilization.

Now, in our opinion, there are a ton of great tripods on the market right now that can be a solid choice. We feel that the Manfrotto MT055CXPRO3 is a solid option to go with and on top of this, the tripod is available with either a carbon fiber build or an aluminum alloy build depending on your needs. In our opinion, for the level of image stabilization that it can provide as well as its level of image stabilization it is an excellent option.

We have seen some photographers using cheaper tripods like the Zomei z669c and although it is an excellent entry-level tripod, we would not specifically recommend it for use with the p900. Not only is the camera heavy but it also changes its center of gravity while it expands through its various zoom ranges making cheaper tripods a risky option. That said though, the risk can be offset by our next camera accessory suggestion.

A Long Lens Support

Manfrotto 293 Telephoto Lens Support - Replaces 3420
Due to the extremely long lens of the Nikon p900, a decent long lens support can be a great investment for the vast majority of niches where you may want to use a p900. It allows you to offset the chances in the center of gravity of the camera during use to help remove the risk of your tripod tilting over and potentially damaging your camera. Although this can be an excellent accessory to overcome the main weaknesses of cheaper tripods but it can also be an excellent accessory for tripods from the more expensive price brackets too.

Long lens supports are popular in niches ranging from astrophotography, to wildlife photography, to bird photography, to sports photography as well as pretty much any other niche you may use your p900 in, especially at its higher zoom ranges with the lens extended. Although the video below shows our recommended, go-to lens support in action, it is being used with the Nikon p1000 rather than the p900. That said, the basic functionality of the accessory is the same for both cameras and offers a solid demonstration of how easy it is to use.

A Gear Head

Manfrotto XPRO Geared 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head (MHXPRO-3WG)
Depending on the niche that you are working in, a decent quality gear head like the Manfrotto XPro gear head can be a great investment in your p900 camera accessories. It offers full, accurate, and total control of the position of your p900 while mounted to your tripod. It allows you to tweak its positioning one micro-step at a time across all three of its adjustable axes.

If you are using your p900 for something like astrophotography and are at the maximum zoom ranges focused in on a planet then this can be a great feature. It allows you to easily adjust the positioning of your camera without having to touch it with your hands. This drastically reduces the margin for error by controlling the movement of your camera in pre-set stops.

On top of this, the Manfrotto XPro has been specifically designed for optimal use with heaver, long lens camera bodies that some compeating tripod heads may not be able to support. If you are in any photography niche where you need small, accurate adjustments to the position of your camera then we would highly recommend that you seriously consider investing in a solid gear head for your p900.

A Gimbal Head

Wimberley WH-200 Wimberley Gimbal Head II - Made in USA
On the flipside of a gear head, we have the gimbal head that is ideal for niches like bird photography, wildlife photography, and some sports photography sub-niches too. A gimbal head offers quick and easy fluid movement of your p900 while mounted to your tripod keeping everything as smooth as possible.

Thankfully, unlike the options available for gear heads, there are a number of more budget-friendly gimbal heads that are suitable for use with cameras like the Nikon p900. That said though, if you do want the best image quality possible from a gimbal head then we would highly recommend something like the Wimberley WH-200 but it is a pricey bit of kit.

That said though, a cheaper gimbal head fits into the consumable category of your camera accessories as they will likely need to be replaced every few years. An expensive gimbal head fits into the investment category of your accessory as something like the Wimberley WH-200 can potentially last you decades. If you know for a fact that you will be using your gimbal head for years to come then we would highly recommend you folk out for something like the Wimberley WH-200 as it will be cheaper in the long run.

If you usually work in the astrophotography or some other niche but just want to try your hand at something like birding then a cheaper gimbal head may be a better option. You will still get a few years use out of it and if you feel that you will be sticking with using a gimbal head on a regular basis then you can invest in a more expensive option when the time comes.

A UV Lens Filter

Gobe 67mm UV Lens Filter (3Peak)
Although the vast majority of people will instantly want to add some protection for the forward lens element on their Nikon p900, we wanted to include the UV lens filter in our list in case anyone has overlooked their importance. Our regular readers will probably know that we always recommend that anyone using a decent camera lens invest in a decent UV filter for the added protection but this is emphasized on a fixed lens camera like the Nikon p900.

Any damage to the forward lens element on your p900 can result in a very costly repair bill that can often be easily avoided with a UV filter. An additional benefit of a UV filter over a lens cap is that your UV filter can remain mounted to your lens providing its protection during use too. The Nikon p900 comes with a 67mm lens filter so any decent UV filter with a 67mm lens thread can work.

That said though, we would highly recommend that you check out the Gobe 67mm three peak UV filter. At the time of writing, the Gobe range is cheaper than their competition while still offering high quality, German Scott glass as standard that has been filtered sixteen times for additional protection. They offer the same protection as the often more expensive competition from Hoya or Tiffen while also saving you some money.

Now, the image below is not of a p900 but does show the importance of using a UV lens filter. As you can see, the lens filter on the camera lens is totally destroyed but the forward lens element under the filter is fine and totally serviceable. Something that can often be picked up for between $30 to $50 depending on retailer can really save you so much grief and cost on potential repairs.

Wireless Remote

Foto&Tech FTML-L3 Wireless Remote Control Compatible with Nikon D7500 D750 D3400 D3300 D3200 D5500 D5300 D5200 D5100 D7200 D7100 D7000 D610 D600 D60 D70 D80 D90/COOLPIX P900 P7800 P7700 A/1 J1 J2/1 V3
Although often overlooked, adding a decent, cheap wireless remote control to your collection of p900 camera accessories can make a great addition for any astrophotography. With an intervalometer that is compatible with the p900 being scarce, to say the least, a wireless remote is a much cheaper, and easier option for the community.

Now, the advantage of picking up a wireless remote control is that it totally removes the need to source your p900 camera body to capture your photography. When working at the higher zoom capabilities of your camera even the slightest vibration through the camera body when pressing your shutter release can have a direct effect on your image quality. Although the slow roll technique can help reduce this, it does not remove it completely.

Using a wireless remote control allows you to focus right in on your subject at the highest possible zoom levels and then remotely activate your shutter release. This has no risk of causing any vibrations to your camera body and can help improve the image quality of your photographs. Considering that even a sub-$10 remote control offers these benefits, we feel it is well worth picking up.

Spare Battery

Mugast EN-EL23 Camera Lithium Battery, 3.8V 1850mAh 7.1Wh Camera Lithium Battery for Nikon CoolPix S810C P900 P900S P610 P600 ENEL23
One of the Nikon p900 camera accessories that we would recommend everyone adds to their collection is at least one set of spare EN-EL23 batteries. Not only does this increase the amount of time that you can spend outdoors on your sessions without having to worry about running out of power, having a spare set of batteries on hand also offers a backup increase you lose or damage your primary battery.

If you are using your p900 in a niche like wildlife photographer where you may be out and about hiking to remote locations for days at a time without a power outlet, a decent USB Power Bank can provide a quick and easy way to recharge your batteries and other devices while out and about.

A High-End Optical Viewfinder

GGS Swivi S3 3X Foldable Optical Viewfinder 3.0'/3.2' Aspect LCD for Nikon
Now, this next suggestion is definatley going to depend on the niche that you are working in an in all honesty, a large number of p900 users will easily be able to skip over it. That said though, a small number of people can get a ton of value out of adding a high-end optical viewfinder that is compatible with the p900 to their collection of camera accessories.

Offering benefits such as additional magnification of your display screen as well as some shade from the sun, an optical viewfinder can help make your life so much easier in some photography niches. Additionally, this article goes into the benefits of using a p900 as well as how you can mount it to your camera body for optimal performance during use.

A Decent Sling Strap

Camera Strap, UBeesize Camera Neck Shoulder Sling Strap with Quick Release & Safety Tether & Storage Pocket for Men/Women, Universal Compatibility with Canon Nikon DSLR Sony Digital Fujifilm Camera
The last item on our list of accessories for Nikon p900 cameras is a decent sling strap. If you are planning to do a bunch of handheld work with your p900 then in our opinion, a solid sling strap is definatley worth picking up. Not only can it take the weight while not in the aim but it also adds that an additional layer of protection for your expensive camera body in the event of a slip or accidental drop.