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Canon OEM or Aftermarket battery?

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by Moe Sizlack, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. Moe Sizlack

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    I recently got the Rebel XT and am looking at getting a few extra batteries for it. After market ones seem to be selling for about $10 while the Canon NB-2lh batteries are going for $50. Does anyone know if there is a difference between them or are you buying the name. 5x more seems pretty ridiculous. What do you guys use in yours?
     
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    Sterlingtek batteries seem to work just as good as Canon OEM batteries.
     
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    Another vote for Sterlingtek :thumbsup:

    I have several batteries from there and they are great.
     
  5. Moe Sizlack

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    Good to know. $50 for the Canon ones just seemed outrageous.
     
  6. Canon (like all manufacturers) outsources battery development and production. It's effectively an after-market product anyway.
     
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    I personally go through www.mydigitaldiscount.com which has a good variety of aftermarket batteries...

    I use more or less whatever they have for the BP511s and Black Diamond for my NP-E3 (Canon 1-series) batteries...

    Currently they have BP511s for $7.99 each... and NP-E3s for around $30... which is a far cry from the $125 that Canon charges for the Canon "brand" NP-E3...
     

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