Perfectly Frank wrote in post #18358364
After that experience you want to try 3rd party batteries again?
You're a professional photographer with a $3500 5D4 and you want to go cheap on the batteries.
We haven't heard that before have we?
Let's recap what is said in EVERY SINGLE other thread that talks about aftermarket batteries, when this comment comes up:
- Batteries are independent of the price you pay for a camera. (for example a 7D uses the same battery as a 5D4, but they are wildly in different price points)
- Manufacturer-branded batteries ALWAYS have a 2 to 3x markup.
- There are only a few battery manufacturers out there for camera batteries, so just because Canon is on the plastic case, Canon doesn't make them.
- There are tried and true aftermarket batteries that work very well, across years of experiences and thousands of shooters.
- Out of 10+ years of DSLRs, the number of stories where a camera was adversely harmed by an aftermarket battery would be .00001% of the total sales of cameras in that period. In fact, find just 3 posts here on POTN in the past years where somebody shows that their camera was broken by a defective battery? It will probably be hard to find even 1.
- In all of the years of using aftermarket batteries, the single largest complaint you will see is that they don't seem to last as long as the factory equivalent. However factory equivalents don't last 3x the time as these aftermarkets, so you are still ahead buying aftermarkets. In other cases, though, you will see that Canon batteries fail too, and sometimes last much less than aftermarket, so there are the stories to counter with.
- The second most prevalent complaint will be that the batteries get stuck, but those don't come up very often, and usually with knockoffs or non-name 3rd party versions.