A plethora of camera accessories are available in the market today for anyone who wants to go from being an average photographer to a great one. These accessories are mostly for camera maintenance, protection and for in-camera effects. Camera accessories range from the simple lens hood and cap, to the batteries and charges available from camera manufacturers like Canon, Nikon, Olympus and Sony. Some of the most essential accessories are the camera bag (of course), the tripod or monopod kits, remote or cable shutter releases, various lens filters, camera and sensor cleaners and flash equipment. Myriad companies manufacture different accessories, and most will offer some very good deals.