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May 20, 2013 10:35 |  #1

I am looking at buying one or two Canon LP-E6 batteries for my Canon 7D. I am looking at eBay and I see two different types of packaging. Some are boxed and some are on cardboard with clear plastic. Can someone tell the the difference? Is on a knockoff? or overseas packaging?


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May 20, 2013 13:00 |  #2

Ebay? Both could be a knock off.


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May 20, 2013 13:04 |  #3

sffire wrote in post #15949549 (external link)
I am looking at buying one or two Canon LP-E6 batteries for my Canon 7D. I am looking at eBay and I see two different types of packaging. Some are boxed and some are on cardboard with clear plastic. Can someone tell the the difference? Is on a knockoff? or overseas packaging?

eBay...that says it all when it comes to "genuine" accessories. If you want OEM batteries, get from authorized dealer. If you're trying to save money, get SterlingTek or Wasabi batteries.


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May 20, 2013 13:37 |  #4

1Kind, Thank you for your reply. Between SterlingTek and Wasabi, which on is better? Can they be charged in the OEM Canon charger? I had two SterlingTeks BP-511 for my Canon 30D. After 5 years of light use, ( five or six times a year), the SterlingTek battery's capacity was reduced while Canon BP511 works well.




  
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May 20, 2013 14:01 |  #5

I've got two Wasabi's that work fine in my 5D3


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May 20, 2013 14:45 |  #6

Do you get the Wasabi from Amazon? Do you use the Wasabi charger?




  
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May 20, 2013 23:36 |  #7

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I've got two Wasabi's that work fine in my 5D3

Any issue with the 5D MkIII saying it doesn't recognize the batteries after the 1.2.1 Firmware update? I have both SterlingTek and Wasabi and my 5d MkIII whines about not being able to "communicate" with them but they work (maybe it's the Chinese batteries and the 5D MkIII only speaks Japanese ;) ). Anyway, it's a pita because they just don't register properly and are highly inaccurate on the available power remaining. They show "low battery" but when I put them on the charger they're at 55% - 65%.




  
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May 21, 2013 04:41 |  #8

sffire wrote in post #15949549 (external link)
I am looking at buying one or two Canon LP-E6 batteries for my Canon 7D. I am looking at eBay and I see two different types of packaging. Some are boxed and some are on cardboard with clear plastic. Can someone tell the the difference? Is on a knockoff? or overseas packaging?

I've bought both. The box ones came from BestBuy and the clear from B&H and Amazo I think. (Have owned a total of 10 with my 5D2, 7D, and now my 5D3). I think they are both legit but I'm sure there are counterfeit ones of both out there as well. Use a reperatble seller.


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May 21, 2013 05:16 |  #9

Get DSTE LP-E6 instead if you're planning to buy from ebay.

Sure they're 3rd party, but they're rated at 2600mAh, 800mAh more than the genuine LP-E6.


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May 21, 2013 08:35 |  #10

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Any issue with the 5D MkIII saying it doesn't recognize the batteries after the 1.2.1 Firmware update? ..

No, no issues. These are relatively new Wasabis, maybe this explains it? I got them about a month before the 1.2.1 firmware update, and they are fine after the update.

I promise, I would not have said they "work fine in my 5D3" if they did not work fine in my 5D3 :)


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May 21, 2013 08:36 |  #11

sffire wrote in post #15950346 (external link)
Do you get the Wasabi from Amazon? Do you use the Wasabi charger?

I did get the twin pack with the charger.
I've used them mostly in the Canon charger, but I've use the included charger as well.
I'm keeping the Wasabi charger in my truck now, with it;s included 12volt adapter.


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May 21, 2013 13:08 |  #12

1KIND wrote in post #15950017 (external link)
eBay...that says it all when it comes to "genuine" accessories. If you want OEM batteries, get from authorized dealer. If you're trying to save money, get SterlingTek or Wasabi batteries.

+1. You cannot go wrong with the Wasabi.


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May 21, 2013 18:08 |  #13

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #15952763 (external link)
No, no issues. These are relatively new Wasabis, maybe this explains it? I got them about a month before the 1.2.1 firmware update, and they are fine after the update.

I promise, I would not have said they "work fine in my 5D3" if they did not work fine in my 5D3 :)

Didn't mean to imply anything... :cool: what I was wondering is if all/some/many of the aftermarket battery manufacturers actually make their Li-Ion cells or if they buy from a "cell" vendor and repackage in their housings. That may be why your newer Wasabi's work and my old STK & Wasabi's don't.

Anyway, in this area I've decided to go all OEM. I'm going to buy the Canon "grip" and Canon OEM LP-E6 batteries. I spent almost $3k on the Camera so why risk damaging it on a reverse engineered grip and batteries of unknown origin & quality just to save a couple hundred bucks (yes, I now many people have used these aftermarket products with great success, which is great, but no-one can convince me that the OEM version isn't better, safer, and has the added benefit of being fully supported by Canon.)

But that just me over-reacting per usual... :rolleyes: ;)
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May 23, 2013 09:32 |  #14

On the Wasabi batteries and chargers, are the canon and wasabi batteries and chargers interchangeable for charging? Will my Canon 7D register the wasabi batteries so that I will know how many shots I have left?

Thanks for all your replies.




  
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May 23, 2013 13:38 |  #15

sffire wrote in post #15950111 (external link)
1Kind, Thank you for your reply. Between SterlingTek and Wasabi, which on is better? Can they be charged in the OEM Canon charger? I had two SterlingTeks BP-511 for my Canon 30D. After 5 years of light use, ( five or six times a year), the SterlingTek battery's capacity was reduced while Canon BP511 works well.

They can be charged on OEM charger. I have the SterlingTek and use my OEM charger.

sffire wrote in post #15950346 (external link)
Do you get the Wasabi from Amazon? Do you use the Wasabi charger?

Amazon has 2 batteries and charger - http://www.amazon.com …&linkCode=as2&t​ag=dcre-20 (external link)

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Any issue with the 5D MkIII saying it doesn't recognize the batteries after the 1.2.1 Firmware update? I have both SterlingTek and Wasabi and my 5d MkIII whines about not being able to "communicate" with them but they work (maybe it's the Chinese batteries and the 5D MkIII only speaks Japanese ;) ). Anyway, it's a pita because they just don't register properly and are highly inaccurate on the available power remaining. They show "low battery" but when I put them on the charger they're at 55% - 65%.

I have SterlingTeks and my 5D3 recognizes them and is able to communicate with it. I would contact SterlingTek for a replacement. I reviewed the battery for my site. Here was a picture I took

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On the Wasabi batteries and chargers, are the canon and wasabi batteries and chargers interchangeable for charging? Will my Canon 7D register the wasabi batteries so that I will know how many shots I have left?

Thanks for all your replies.

They are interchangeable. The picture above is of SterlingTek and OEM LP-E6 in my BG-E11 grip.


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