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Jan 02, 2011 19:34 |  #1

Good idea, or bad idea? Ik you get what you pay for, but is it worth the $5 to get a backup battery? If not where do I look??


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Jan 02, 2011 19:41 |  #2

There are more reliable vendors out there like Stelingtek. What camera do you have? The newer chipped Canon batteries are more problematic than the non chipped batteries.




  
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Jan 02, 2011 19:42 |  #3

proceed with caution is my advice.
I have 2 canon batteries and one non canon brand which was half the price, lasts longer, is a higher rating and by far superior to the canon brand batts.
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I got it from a reputable UK supplier.
I'd personally be very wary of the cheapest ebay battery you can find, it could leak or otherwise damage your camera.


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Jan 02, 2011 20:10 |  #4

I have the T2i


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Jan 03, 2011 01:19 |  #5

Where could i find batteries for my t2i? Ive heard that the battery that comes with the camera isn't the greatest. Where could I find a good one?


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Jan 03, 2011 23:03 |  #6

JustinRageth wrote in post #11562297 (external link)
Where could i find batteries for my t2i? Ive heard that the battery that comes with the camera isn't the greatest. Where could I find a good one?

Some good info tacked here.




  
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Jan 04, 2011 07:51 |  #7

I personally would avoid it, even if it's going to save me more than 50% - unless I was certain that it was an official product.

I've heard/read so much problems because the majority of them are cheap chinese knock offs that could be dangerous to use. They over heat and could cause more damage to your equipment as well. Just not work the the risk.

My brother bought a charger from eBay and the thing caught fire after being on charge for half an hour.




  
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