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Feb 09, 2017 04:34 |  #1

Has anyone tried these batteries? There's not many reviews around and the one I found on Amazon didn't look good but as it was Amazon it could easily have been a fake anyway. If I get one I will get from Wex for peace of mind...

http://www.wexphotogra​phic.com ...ry-canon-lp-e6n-/p1603294 (external link)


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Feb 09, 2017 07:52 |  #2

thc1979 wrote in post #18268517 (external link)
Has anyone tried these batteries? There's not many reviews around and the one I found on Amazon didn't look good but as it was Amazon it could easily have been a fake anyway. If I get one I will get from Wex for peace of mind...

http://www.wexphotogra​phic.com ...ry-canon-lp-e6n-/p1603294 (external link)

Fakes typically only apply to OEM. No company will clone an aftermarket considering its already so low in price.

Get a Wasabi or SterlingTek. These are highly recommended. The Hahnel is 2000mAh. The ones I just mentioned are 2600mAh. So it will last longer.

And does anyone need an "extreme" battery like that where they beat it up? At £59, thats $73USD. That's about the same or more than Canon branded battery. Might as well by OEM directly from Canon or authorized dealer.


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Feb 09, 2017 12:55 |  #3

I would wonder what the advantage of this 3rd party battery is over the Canon OEM? $59 vs $65? Wouldn't you just pay a bit more and get the Canon one? Who cares that it's shock absorbing? The battery is either in a padded bag, or inside the camera, that just isn't any kind of perk to pay that for a 3rd party battery IMO.

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Feb 09, 2017 12:57 |  #4

TeamSpeed wrote in post #18268859 (external link)
I would wonder what the advantage of this 3rd party battery is over the Canon OEM? $59 vs $65? Wouldn't you just pay a bit more and get the Canon one?

http://www.wexphotogra​phic.com ...e6n-battery-pack/p1560403 (external link)

They have a video posted and its more "rugged". So you can put it in ice and water and it will still work. Run it over with a car and it'll still work.

But who would be doing that to the battery if its inside the camera?


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Feb 09, 2017 15:27 |  #5

Thanks all, I was thinking more of the capacity than the ruggedness. But yes, a genuine Canon one looks like what I will go for.


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Feb 09, 2017 16:59 as a reply to thc1979's post |  #6

I have one, including the Pro Cube charger (charger's fantastic). Battery's great too at 2,000mAh. I ordinarily ONLY buy oem batteries, but got a deal on at the London Camera Exchange event a few months back.

I'd say go for it as you will find it £20 cheaper at Bristol Cameras, or £41 delivered from Amazon (if you have Prime) don't just stick to WEX where you'll pay £59 PLUS delivery!!

The review from Amazon is 1 review...disregard it, I have other friends using these without issue, you also get returns piece of mind with Amazon, far better I found than Wex too...

You'll easily find it in your bag also :-)


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Feb 09, 2017 17:03 |  #7

thc1979 wrote in post #18268968 (external link)
Thanks all, I was thinking more of the capacity than the ruggedness. But yes, a genuine Canon one looks like what I will go for.

Makes sense, the only caveat I would give you is that marketed capacity of a battery isn't a great indicator of how well it will work over another lower capacity battery. How they discharge over time is more important, one battery that is lower capacity could be more efficient during discharge, outlasting one that is higher capacity but not as efficient. There are different resistances and different cut-off thresholds depending on the manufacturer of a battery. Another factor might be that a 3rd party higher capacity battery may last longer than a factory battery, but may degrade faster over time, and become much less usable, making you replace it more often than the factory.

You just have to juggle cost vs gain on these things, and is why many say to use tried and true 3rd party batteries like Wasabi and Sterlingtek, because they have the longest track record in the 3rd party space.


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Feb 10, 2017 16:52 as a reply to thc1979's post |  #8

It appears that you live in the UK so I would have a look at the DotFoto Lp-E6 packs. I have a couple for my 7D2 and they work/communicate just fine. They do not last as long as the Canon ones but are pretty good and MUCH cheaper - they are available from Amazon amongst others.

Just a thought but do you use a battery grip? If so I am getting excellent results from some old Sanyo Eneloop AA cells in my 7D2. They should be the equivalent of one Canon LP-E6n but last almost as long as two in my camera. Illogical but cheap so I am not arguing! The Eneloops are much better in cold weather too.


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Feb 10, 2017 18:42 as a reply to johnf3f's post |  #9

Interesting info on the eneloops in the grip, never thought about it. Makes sense as they do very well with flash units. :)


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Feb 11, 2017 14:59 as a reply to TeamSpeed's post |  #10

They work remarkably well in my 7D2 + grip. I honestly cannot say how long they last as I have yet to run them down. I just use them for what seems like a long time and then charge them - I cannot do this with my Lithium cells OEM or non OEM.

I bought quite a few of these Eneloop batteries 5/6 years ago to make up receiver packs for some Radio Control gliders and power flashguns etc. Well the ones intended for the flashguns haven't really been used! When I got the grip for my 7D2 I picked 6 cells that had been lying around for over 2 years - shoved them in the grip and they registered fully charged. This looked a bit off to me as there is always some self discharge with cells so I did a deep discharge on them (down to 0.9v per cell) the net result was that my nominal 1900 Mah cells still has 2135 Mah left in them after sitting around for over 2 years?!? No wonder they perform so well!

There are now Eneloops with a nominal 2500 Mah capacity - I have not tried them , but if they are anywhere near as good as the old ones...............


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Feb 18, 2017 10:55 |  #11

I ended up getting these DSTE ones, I've had DSTE before in other cameras with no problems.

https://www.ebay.co.uk​/itm/252736922822 (external link)

So far they seem ok...


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Feb 18, 2017 17:06 as a reply to thc1979's post |  #12

At that price they have got to be worth a try!


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