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Nov 18, 2012 17:51 |  #1

Has anyone tried Flashpoint camera batteries? Any better or worse than SterlingTek, or other knock-offs?

I've got a 5DIII on the way, and was thinking I better get another battery or two.

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Nov 18, 2012 17:57 |  #2

I used Sterlingtek batteries (not LP-E6, though) in my XT for years and never had a problem.


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Nov 18, 2012 18:00 |  #3

TheBurningCrown wrote in post #15261275 (external link)
I used Sterlingtek batteries (not LP-E6, though) in my XT for years and never had a problem.

They (Sterlingtek) do seem to be one of the favorites on the forum, from a brief search.

Edit: Looking at the specs, the batteries vary quite a bit in capacity:
Canon - 1800 mAh
SterlingTek - 2600 mAh !
Flashpoint - Adorama tech spec states: "1400 mAh (some are 1700)" Well that's nice; which am I getting?
Power2000 - 2200 mAh
Pearstone - 1450 mAh


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Nov 18, 2012 18:40 |  #4

I have a flashpoint for my 1DmkIV and have not had any problems with it.




  
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Nov 18, 2012 19:21 |  #5

Just got 2 more SterlingTek LP-E6 batteries to go with my one from earlier and the Canon OEM. The company has fantastic customer service in USA and that is another reason to go with them instead of a random eBay seller from China.


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Nov 18, 2012 19:50 |  #6

LV Moose wrote in post #15261283 (external link)
They (Sterlingtek) do seem to be one of the favorites on the forum, from a brief search.

Edit: Looking at the specs, the batteries vary quite a bit in capacity:
Canon - 1800 mAh
SterlingTek - 2600 mAh !
Flashpoint - Adorama tech spec states: "1400 mAh (some are 1700)" Well that's nice; which am I getting?
Power2000 - 2200 mAh
Pearstone - 1450 mAh

I wouldn't get Pearstone,
I got two of those and one of them failed with in 6 months. I agree with this poster about the sterlingtek batteries, I have seen nothing but good things about them here.


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Nov 18, 2012 20:15 |  #7

I would take all of the claimed capacity of the 3rd party parties with a grain of salt. My Sterlingtek batteries with a claimed 2600mah never outlasted my OEM 1800mah Canon batteries. My personal opinion (no real evidence) is that most of these batteries probably come from the same factory and just get put in different boxes. Never had a problem with mine though.


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Nov 18, 2012 20:22 |  #8

All 3 of my SterlingTek have actually outlasted the Canon OEM easily so far. I guess maybe you had a lemon?


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Nov 18, 2012 20:23 |  #9

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Nov 18, 2012 20:25 |  #10

I haven't tried Sterlingteks, but they have a great following here. That being said, I have purchased many brands through the years for various 7Ds and 5D2s, and this is the one I have centered. These behave just like the factory ones, and last as long. I don't buy any others at this point.

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Nov 18, 2012 20:37 |  #11

TeamSpeed wrote in post #15261789 (external link)
I haven't tried Sterlingteks, but they have a great following here. That being said, I have purchased many brands through the years for various 7Ds and 5D2s, and this is the one I have centered. These behave just like the factory ones, and last as long. I don't buy any others at this point.

http://www.ebay.com …_trksid=p3984.m​1439.l2649 (external link)

They seem to be the Eneloop of camera batteries lol


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Nov 19, 2012 15:52 |  #12

I have bought about 12 Sterlingtek batteries for three different bodies (XTi, 50D, 7D). I had two that were DOA. A quick email and replacements were sent, no problems. All the batteries (some are 7 years old) still work fine.


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