Batteries for canon digital rebel?

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  1. C_lawgik

    C_lawgik TPF Noob!

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    I saw on the canon site digital rebels takeBP-511/512 (lithium ion rechargeable battery) but i cant find these to buy anywhere. Is there a replacement form radioshack or something?
     
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    IMO Radio Shack will not have this battery and I they did it would be over priced.

    The BP-511 is readily available from online vendors. Both Adorama (see link below) and B&H have them. Don’t forget about generic

    Look in this previous thread for links to generic battery dealer
    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6707&highlight=battery

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    Here's what I did:
    Buy the Canon Battery Pack ($15-20 or so). It lets you use 4 AA batteries. A lot easier when you're on the job or need to take pictures and are out of batteries. It also has a vertical shutter button. Which is really handy. It also makes your camera look more proffesional
     
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    that does not look like a BP-511 to me

    This is what mine looks like
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    I was online pricing stuff for the canon digital rebel and the battery pack for it was $100 us, and it uses two batteries and they were each $50, they wernet AA's.

    My battery pack for my canon 2000 uses AA's and it was $50 american brand new *got it cheaper off of ebay*.

    So im wondering if your $15-20 quote was for a no name battery pack, or if you got a source for discounted gear?

    Im also wondering if the AA part was a mistake, if you were thinking that the battery packs that work for the film rebels would work on the digital rebel? Im not an expert on all of the accessories for cameras so there could be a battery pack version. I just dont see it being $15-20.
     
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    FWIW, I shoot a 300D and got a spare battery from Best Buy for like $40 or so. I also went to Roberts Camera (they're local to me in Indy) and got the battery pack that lets you run both batteries and have the vertical shutter release. It was around $115. Well worth it--it's a bit heavier but now I've got those vertical controls (fantastic for portrait work!) and I can run about 10hrs on a single charge.
     
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    I actually bought some of these. They work really well and I don't notice any difference between them and the Canon ones.
     
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    Canon does not make their batteries they buy them from battery manufacture for maybe $1 or $2 each and them sale to use for $45 each

    Buy the $12 battery
     
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    Do you mean the one battery lasts you 10 hours, or teh 2 batteries in the battery pack/verticle grip lasts you 10 hours, there for each battery would last 5? Is that with the camera beign left on the entire time and taking a picture here and there?

    Have you tried to see how many pictures it takes to drain the battery? I did that with my fuji 3800 and at 350 I gave up. And thats with flash on every time. The flash was getting slow to charge though.
     

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