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Any problems with this grey market battery?

 
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Sep 12, 2017 12:39 |  #1

I got my 5dsR from Deals-All-Year on eBay for a great price, but the battery looks nothing like a LP-E6N battery that you'd buy at Adorama or B&H. I suppose its nice that its not outright a counterfiet ie a bad copy, but I'm wondering if anyone has had a bad experience with a battery in a grey market kit. I guess a better question would be: does Canon label their batteries differently for cameras for sale in different countries?

I also received the official grey market battery charger, that doesn't plug directly to the wall but rather has a power cord, as shown on the Canon website. :oops:

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Sep 12, 2017 12:40 |  #2

I was able to update the camera's firmware, which is a good sign.


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Sep 12, 2017 12:50 |  #3

Not really sure you can make the determination between grey mkt and counterfeit in this situation. Personally I am comfortable buying 3rd party more so than grey market. Wasabi at least attaches their name to the product and has a reputation to uphold. That will get my money every time. Especially when considering potential problems associated with crappy power supplies to sensitive equipment.


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Sep 12, 2017 13:01 |  #4

Wait, are you saying you bought the whole camera grey market?


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Sep 12, 2017 15:18 |  #5

Since you appear to have purchased an entire grey market kit, the battery could be a genuine Canon of China product. It could also be a counterfeit. There are other images of a similar battery on the web. Where I would have concern is the lack of the UL symbol that appears onbatteries intended for the US market. This is not a requirement, in fact Wasabi and STK lack the UL mark.

As a point of interest was the camera made in Japan? Lens made in Japan?




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Sep 12, 2017 16:03 |  #6

Wasabi and STK are well known aftermarket battery suppliers, in case you want more batteries.

Off hand, I'd say yeah, gray market kit = different labels = different looking labels on the batteries.


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Sep 12, 2017 16:09 as a reply to Left Handed Brisket's post |  #7

Yes, camera, charger, battery, box, manuals, etc.


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Sep 12, 2017 16:10 as a reply to John from PA's post |  #8

The menu was in Japanese, like my 5d3 was when I got it grey market a few years ago. Never had a problem with that camera or the also-odd labeled "Canon" battery. Different eBay vendor.


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Sep 12, 2017 18:31 |  #9

Silver-Halide wrote in post #18450557 (external link)
The menu was in Japanese, like my 5d3 was when I got it grey market a few years ago. Never had a problem with that camera or the also-odd labeled "Canon" battery. Different eBay vendor.

Not that I can read it, but that battery is definitely labeled in Chinese and the label clearly identifies that the battery was made in China where a lot of lithium is sourced.


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