3rd party battery as replacement to Canon LP-E8

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  1. atp8888

    atp8888 TPF Noob!

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    I own a canon eos 600D and i would want to bring along a bauk-up battery pack. Canon LP-E8 sells 2x or 3x the cost of 3rd-party battery packs.

    Are these 3rd party battery packs are any good? Some has higher mAh than the LP-E8, will this affect my dslr?


    Thanks.


     
  2. Buckster

    Buckster In memoriam

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    I used third party batts with my Canon gear for years and never had a problem with it. Because it's third party though, YMMV...
     
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    TCampbell Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    My experience with the less-expensive 3rd party batteries is that while they cost half as much... they also last about half as long. My 5D II isn't old enough to use as a comparison, but I have an older T1i. I had 3x Canon brand-name batteries and 3x 3rd party batteries. The 3rd party batteries lasted about a year and then didn't want to take a charge. The Canon brand batteries were still going strong 3 years later.

    In the end I guess I didn't feel ripped off that the 3rd party batteries didn't last... but I definitely got the sense of "you get what you pay for."

    After that experience, I just buy Canon brand batteries. Yes I pay more. But I figure they're a lot more likely to still be working several years from now.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That just means that they will last longer on a single charge.

    I've been using off-brand batteries for years now. They last longer (per charge) than the Canons and they cost 1/5 of what the Canons cost.
    But yes, I have also found & hear from others, that they have a higher chance of dieing (not holding a charge) than the Canons. But at the cost savings, it doesn't bother me.

    I'm bought from Sterlingtek.com and from Link Delight (Forum sponsor).
     
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    Confirming, my good experience with 3rd party batts came from Sterlingtek as well.
     
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    I've had no problem with my 3rd party batteries but I also have never used them without at least 1 genuine canon batter either. My grip almost always has one genuine and one 3rd party. no problems at all
     
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    I've been using off-brand batteries for years now. They last longer (per charge) than the Canons and they cost 1/5 of what the Canons cost. I'm bought from Sterlingtek.com and from Link Delight (Forum sponsor).[/QUOTE]

    Do the battery levels show in the camera? I've heard 3rd party batteries without chips don't show on the camera so you never know when filming will just stop!
     
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    Global, I've used 3rd party batteries in a Sony a230 and an Olympus E-450, and now in my Canon 7D. In all three cases they report the status to the camera.
     
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    Have had good luck with AM batteries. (After mart). I have a question for you guys/dolls. I need a PDF file for a manual for the Zeikos ZE-CBGT 2 after market battery grip for the Canon Rebel T3. The manual that came with it was absolutely horrible. The Chinese who put it together must have been on his 4th or 5th pipe full of "magic".
    Well, anyway, hope some one will/can help me. I need a manual bad. Got it all going, but it is really aggrevating.

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    I got a chinese ebay grip for my 1100D (Rebel T3) and it had no manual. Whats it you need help with? (I use it to run on AAs principally)
     
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    Hey:

    I have/had it all figured out. Just like to have things that work and came with stuff. I don't imagine I will live forever on earth, and some day, someone may want to have all this stuff.

    Thanks for your input tho.

    casper
     
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    I have bought a few canon LP-E8 spare batteries from Amazon, and have had no issues, with any of the multiple brands.
     

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