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05/15/2010 01:41:50 PM · #1
Is there any conceivable reason to buy another 1800mAh canon battery for $79.9 instead of two 2200mAh aftermarket ones for $18.65 off of ebay? http://tinyurl.com/2fd5mno
Seems a no brainer but I thought I would see what other people are doing...
05/15/2010 01:49:42 PM · #2
It says that the battery info may not be seen. That might be a bad thing.

Originally posted by ebay:

NOTE: This Un-decoded battery is fully functional to power up the camera. Camera might not recognize this battery as an OEM battery and might not display battery information
05/15/2010 01:52:03 PM · #3
Originally posted by eMilk:

It says that the battery info may not be seen. That might be a bad thing.

Originally posted by ebay:

NOTE: This Un-decoded battery is fully functional to power up the camera. Camera might not recognize this battery as an OEM battery and might not display battery information


I think this is referring to the NEW canon batteries that have a chip in them that tracks their health. So these will not show up with stats in the camera.
05/15/2010 02:01:52 PM · #4
I've been using an aftermarket battery in my Canon XTi for several months now and have not had a problem. Got a great price for it on Ebay that I couldn't pass up.
05/15/2010 02:04:40 PM · #5
Originally posted by Stiger:

I've been using an aftermarket battery in my Canon XTi for several months now and have not had a problem. Got a great price for it on Ebay that I couldn't pass up.


Same, mine was less than $5
05/15/2010 02:17:02 PM · #6
I tend to avoid the no-name aftermarket batteries, but the ones with brand names I know, I have been using with no trouble. I have several of these Ultralast BP-511 compatible batteries and they work great. Looks like the price on amazon has gone down by $3 since I bought mine.
05/15/2010 03:47:56 PM · #7
I use batteries from www.sterlingtek.com

They've outlasted the Canon batteries. Each one that came with my G3 and 10D have long since died but the sterlingtek batteries I got at about the same time as the 10D are still going strong.
05/15/2010 04:17:12 PM · #8
Originally posted by cpanaioti:

I use batteries from www.sterlingtek.com

They've outlasted the Canon batteries. Each one that came with my G3 and 10D have long since died but the sterlingtek batteries I got at about the same time as the 10D are still going strong.


Thanks, but they don't have the LP-E6.
05/15/2010 04:27:19 PM · #9
Originally posted by tehben:

Is there any conceivable reason to buy another 1800mAh canon battery for $79.9 instead of two 2200mAh aftermarket ones for $18.65 off of ebay? http://tinyurl.com/2fd5mno
Seems a no brainer but I thought I would see what other people are doing...


It is a no brainer!! My aftermarket batteries from Ebay have lasted longer then the Canon batteries. You are paying extra for the name with canon.
05/15/2010 04:38:33 PM · #10
Personally, I'd never risk a $2500 camera for a $60 saving on a battery.
05/15/2010 04:50:54 PM · #11
Originally posted by hanserik:

Personally, I'd never risk a $2500 camera for a $60 saving on a battery.


...

Good, buy brand name.

....

As for me? The only brand name batteries I have came with the cameras. larger capacity, cheaper, just as good or better performance... Yeah. I'll go buy my no-names.

THANKS DPC
!!

Message edited by author 2010-05-15 16:52:30.
05/15/2010 05:00:19 PM · #12
I have a 5dmkII and use after market batteries. I have two in an after market grip and they last for ages. Never had a problem.
05/15/2010 05:00:50 PM · #13
Originally posted by coryboehne:

Originally posted by hanserik:

Personally, I'd never risk a $2500 camera for a $60 saving on a battery.


...

Good, buy brand name.

....

As for me? The only brand name batteries I have came with the cameras. larger capacity, cheaper, just as good or better performance... Yeah. I'll go buy my no-names.

THANKS DPC
!!


Ha! thanks cory... I shoulda searched before asking ;)
BTW: I went and ordered the ones I had linked.

Message edited by author 2010-05-15 17:01:25.
05/15/2010 05:46:15 PM · #14
Originally posted by tehben:

Originally posted by cpanaioti:

I use batteries from www.sterlingtek.com

They've outlasted the Canon batteries. Each one that came with my G3 and 10D have long since died but the sterlingtek batteries I got at about the same time as the 10D are still going strong.


Thanks, but they don't have the LP-E6.


Actually they do. They call it the Canon EOS 5D Mark II battery. ;O)

There's even a two battery + charger combo for $35.

Message edited by author 2010-05-15 17:48:13.
05/15/2010 05:48:43 PM · #15
Originally posted by cpanaioti:

Originally posted by tehben:

Originally posted by cpanaioti:

I use batteries from www.sterlingtek.com

They've outlasted the Canon batteries. Each one that came with my G3 and 10D have long since died but the sterlingtek batteries I got at about the same time as the 10D are still going strong.


Thanks, but they don't have the LP-E6.


Actually they do. They call it the Canon EOS 5D Mark II battery. ;O)

There's even a two battery + charger combo for $35.


Oh... I didn't see it.
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