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Jul 03, 2013 09:20 |  #1

looking to pick up a spare battery, do the aftermarkets work good or do i need to drop $60+ on a canon brand spare?


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Jul 03, 2013 11:14 |  #2

http://sterlingtek.com …n-5d-mark-ii-battery.html (external link)

I've had good luck with the SterlingTek line. Many others use this battery as well. $23 at the link above and also available off Amazon.




  
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Jul 03, 2013 11:25 |  #3

I personally never use after market batteries...
But that is just me. I have 2 LP-E6 batteries, and was not able to use them up completely during a day of shooting. As of the After market ones, my friend has a 400D, and uses after market batteries, well they do not last a day.


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Jul 03, 2013 11:56 |  #4

I run a mixture of OEM and aftermarket cells, and cannot honestly tell the difference. I have both originals and Energizer batteries in my 5Dc, and after five years both types are still delivering healthy output. I alternate a pair of originals and a pair of Hahnels in my gripped 5DII and, again, can't tell the difference.

Depends where you are, but in the UK Hahnel and Energizer batteries are popular; people in the USA seem great fans of Sterlingtek


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Jul 03, 2013 12:05 |  #5

Aftermarket works the same. Just get the "decoded" ones that will still show battery % in the camera. 2800mAh lasts me all day. I haven't seen anything higher than 2800 though.




  
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Jul 03, 2013 12:12 |  #6

thanks for the info.


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Jul 03, 2013 12:14 |  #7

I've bought many aftermarket and Chinese knock offs, all work great.


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Jul 03, 2013 14:25 |  #8

NemethR wrote in post #16087537 (external link)
I personally never use after market batteries...
But that is just me. I have 2 LP-E6 batteries, and was not able to use them up completely during a day of shooting. As of the After market ones, my friend has a 400D, and uses after market batteries, well they do not last a day.

The batteries for the 400D are completely different and have a much lower capacity than the LP-E6. They are good for about half the shots OEM or not.


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Jul 03, 2013 14:44 |  #9

NemethR wrote in post #16087537 (external link)
I personally never use after market batteries...
But that is just me. I have 2 LP-E6 batteries, and was not able to use them up completely during a day of shooting. As of the After market ones, my friend has a 400D, and uses after market batteries, well they do not last a day.

So - you need to keep track of the name of his bad batteries. Why? Because there are many brands and a number of them have repeatedly shown that their batteries are every bit as good as the Canon batteries - while sold at a lower price.

So as long as people don't just look at price but do look at name too, then third-party batteries can be an excellent choice.


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Jul 03, 2013 15:18 |  #10

I use the Sterlingteks in my 6D and cannot tell the difference and they report just like the Canon.


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Jul 03, 2013 16:22 |  #11

Sterlingtek and Wasabi work as good as Canon for me in the 5d3


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Jul 03, 2013 17:52 |  #12

SterlingTek still going strong after more than two years.




  
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Jul 04, 2013 19:38 |  #13

I've bought two additional SterlingTeks for each of my cameras and they work fine for me. I also bought a SterlingTek charger to replace a lost Canon charger and it works fine also.


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Jul 04, 2013 19:51 |  #14

m3incorp wrote in post #16092065 (external link)
I've bought two additional SterlingTeks for each of my cameras and they work fine for me. I also bought a SterlingTek charger to replace a lost Canon charger and it works fine also.

Just bought one of those today myself. $15 shipped from Amazon is definitely worth it to be able to charge 2 batteries at once. (with OEM charger) Almost imperative with a grip.


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Jul 05, 2013 11:20 |  #15

mike_311 wrote in post #16087145 (external link)
looking to pick up a spare battery, do the aftermarkets work good or do i need to drop $60+ on a canon brand spare?

I've been buying cheap knock-off non-Canon batteries for years. seemed to perform just as good as the official Canon batteries




  
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