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Jan 16, 2013 05:52 |  #76

There was a thread about a year ago on one or more sites I read where Canon specifically will not cover camera damage caused by non-genuine Canon batteries. So, if you want to save $20-30 now, you may end up paying lots more in the future.


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Jan 16, 2013 08:39 |  #77

bratkinson wrote in post #15495123 (external link)
There was a thread about a year ago on one or more sites I read where Canon specifically will not cover camera damage caused by non-genuine Canon batteries. So, if you want to save $20-30 now, you may end up paying lots more in the future.

Yes, that is probably going to be the case. Why would Canon's warranty cover damage caused from an outside source? It is the same as getting the camera wet, or dropping it, it isn't Canon's fault.

However, Canon's warning is added to, by stating the dangers of FAKE batteries. As a poster above stated, the makers have no stake in the quality of the product as it doesn't carry their name, it carries the Canon branding.

How many times have you heard about damage caused by third party batteries? I have never heard of any. By third party, I mean makers who sell batteries under their own brand, so have a reputation to protect by providing a good product. Third party suppliers, such as Sterlingtek, produce high quality batteries at a fraction of the price that Canon charge. They are safe to use and won't damage your camera.

All reports I have heard about batteries damaging cameras are from fakes, i.e. sporting Canon branding. Which means that their is actually more danger of such damage by buying "Canon" unless you are 100% sure that it is a genuine Canon battery.

The parts they shove in the fakes are often totally unsuitable, but they don't care that the battery will be crap (at best) or dangerous (at worst). I bought a "Canon" charger that turned out to be a fake. The first time I plugged it in there was a bang and a flash and I shut down the electrics as the circuit breakers tripped to limit the damage.




  
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Jan 16, 2013 19:06 |  #78

Canon's Counterfeit Page: http://usa.canon.com …terfeits?WT.mc_​id=C201980 (external link)


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Jan 16, 2013 19:16 |  #79

Sadly, their sample images aren't even as good as the ones provided here--the ones they have are low-res, and they don't point out the differences.


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Jan 16, 2013 19:52 |  #80

MOkoFOko wrote in post #15498183 (external link)
Sadly, their sample images aren't even as good as the ones provided here--the ones they have are low-res, and they don't point out the differences.

http://usa.canon.com …leimages?WT.mc_​id=C201983 (external link)

It's also interesting that Canon chose a very uncommon version to show the Genuine LP-E6

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Jan 16, 2013 19:54 |  #81

msowsun wrote in post #15498319 (external link)
http://usa.canon.com …leimages?WT.mc_​id=C201983 (external link)

It's also interesting that Canon chose a very uncommon version to show the Genuine LP-E6

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Yeah, just one type, and you've shown several here. You've created a better reference than Canon has for their own products :lol:


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Jan 16, 2013 20:01 |  #82

MOkoFOko wrote in post #15498327 (external link)
Yeah, just one type, and you've shown several here. You've create a better reference than Canon has for their own products :lol:

I'm glad you noticed. ;)

I was curious to see if I could improve on them, so I downloaded the individual Canon photos from their website, sharpened them a little, and then hosted them on Photobucket.


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Jan 16, 2013 21:14 |  #83

MikeWa wrote in post #15491473 (external link)
There is a difference between counterfeit and third party batteries. Counterfeit products are designed to deceive you. Which at a minimum calls their quality into question. Third party products which are not deceptive can sometimes be of very good quality.

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Jan 17, 2013 15:55 |  #84

watt100 wrote in post #12046463 (external link)
I've been using a fake LP-E5 for several years - it's better than the original Canon LP-E5
Wowza - Go figure !

Ditto. Suckers pay for OEM batteries.


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Jan 17, 2013 16:22 |  #85

Most people say that 3rd party LP-E6's don't last as long as Canon OEM LP-E6's.

Here is an example where I shot 3306 on one charge.

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Jan 18, 2013 12:03 |  #86

How does the camera measure Recharge Performance? Is there anyway to test it outside the camera for any battery? Thanks!


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Jan 18, 2013 12:33 |  #87

All Canon cameras that use "chipped" batteries are able to register individual serial number of each battery and also read the recharge performance of the battery. As the battery gets older it will eventually show two bars, and then one bar "Recharge performance".

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Jan 18, 2013 13:32 |  #88

binlu12 wrote in post #15489217 (external link)
What do you think about this one? Is it real or fake? Thanks!

http://www.ebay.com …_trksid=p3984.m​1438.l2649 (external link)

notice the written description doesn't say it's canon, it's for canon.



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Jan 18, 2013 20:10 |  #89

But the label was saying Canon. So maybe the seller knew it was fake.


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Jan 18, 2013 20:25 |  #90

binlu12 wrote in post #15489217 (external link)
What do you think about this one? Is it real or fake? Thanks!

http://www.ebay.com …_trksid=p3984.m​1438.l2649 (external link)

they used this exact photo lol

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