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Jul 22, 2011 15:34 |  #1

I'm thinking of getting a couple of the third party (or, no name, really) batteries for backup for my XSi. Anyone have experience with these? Are they any good? Obviously, the price tag is way lowers than the Canon ones... But, do they last as long? Anyone use them in a grip? Thanks for sharing your expertise!


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Jul 22, 2011 16:54 |  #2

Sorry, no expertise, just an (unpopular) opinion. I'll use third-party lenses on my camera, but not third-party LiIon batteries. With a bad lens, you can get bad pictures. With a bad battery, you can burn your house down. Yes, lots of people use them without problems, but I'm just not willing to risk getting burned (literally).

At the very least, buy third-party batteries from a reputable dealer, and read this from Canon about counterfeits (external link)




  
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Jul 22, 2011 17:09 |  #3

I've been very happy with the lennar batteries. I get mine from Samy's Camera but you can get them online lots of places.


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Jul 22, 2011 17:10 |  #4

lar55 wrote in post #12806155 (external link)
Sorry, no expertise, just an (unpopular) opinion. I'll use third-party lenses on my camera, but not third-party LiIon batteries. With a bad lens, you can get bad pictures. With a bad battery, you can burn your house down. Yes, lots of people use them without problems, but I'm just not willing to risk getting burned (literally).

I share the same opinion.


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Jul 22, 2011 19:02 as a reply to  @ Elan22's post |  #5

I've been using 3rd party batteries along with Canon "originals" for over seven years.. Honestly, I can't tell the difference.


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Jul 22, 2011 19:18 |  #6

I've been using Stirlingtek Batteries with my cameras for years, and they are higher capacity
than the Canon Batteries and last longer.

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Jul 22, 2011 19:28 |  #7

Evan Idler wrote in post #12806654 (external link)
I've been using Stirlingtek Batteries with my cameras for years, and they are higher capacity
than the Canon Batteries and last longer.

--Evan

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Jul 22, 2011 19:52 |  #8

I've used several Sterlingtek batteries in my D60, 20D and 5D without problems . . .


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Jul 22, 2011 20:13 |  #9

lar55 wrote in post #12806155 (external link)
Sorry, no expertise, just an (unpopular) opinion. I'll use third-party lenses on my camera, but not third-party LiIon batteries. With a bad lens, you can get bad pictures. With a bad battery, you can burn your house down. Yes, lots of people use them without problems, but I'm just not willing to risk getting burned (literally).

At the very least, buy third-party batteries from a reputable dealer, and read this from Canon about counterfeits (external link)

Of course, there were all those OEM batteries made by Sony that were exploding and melting in various devices over the last few years....


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Jul 22, 2011 20:26 |  #10

thedge wrote in post #12806845 (external link)
Of course, there were all those OEM batteries made by Sony that were exploding and melting in various devices over the last few years....

Ha! Maybe the $30 isn't such a stretch then! :-)


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Jul 22, 2011 20:53 |  #11

I have used a varity of 3rd party batteries in all of my cameras without so much as a hiccup!


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