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Aftermarket Batteries in 6D?

 
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Sep 26, 2013 15:18 |  #16

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I heard somewhere that aftermarket batteries will not work in the 6D. True or false? If they can be used, what brand(s) have worked for you?

You buy a 6D for $1500+, and then buy aftermarket batteries?!
Never understood that.

I actually do not use aftermarket ones, I simply don't trust them.
And in case one of those damages the Camera, most likely it will NOT be covered in the warranty.


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Sep 26, 2013 15:24 |  #17

Dave Jenkins wrote in post #16327134 (external link)
I heard somewhere that aftermarket batteries will not work in the 6D. True or false? If they can be used, what brand(s) have worked for you?

Canon made some behind the curtain changes between the 7D and the 6D & 5D MkIII. Because of the changes many clones that worked fine with the 7D have issues with the two newer models. Most LP-E6 smart clones work, that is they will power up the 6D. You may get a communication error warning and the battery will not report its state of charge.

Canon also made changes to the charger. Some of the newer chargers, identical to the older ones, will not charge some of the clones.

My MaximalPower batteries (4), of different vintages, will not charge with the new charger and give the communication error. They work just fine in my 7D. My single STK (SterlingTek) battery, purchased in the spring of this year, charges with the new charger and communicates properly with the 6D. According to SterlingTek, some of their batteries will not charge with the new charger.




  
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Sep 26, 2013 15:37 |  #18

NemethR wrote in post #16327531 (external link)
You buy a 6D for $1500+, and then buy aftermarket batteries?!
Never understood that.

I actually do not use aftermarket ones, I simply don't trust them.
And in case one of those damages the Camera, most likely it will NOT be covered in the warranty.

Just because you have to pay what canon charges for a camera doesnt mean they have to hold you hostage for a battery that is way overpriced compared to third party manufacturers.




  
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Sep 26, 2013 15:53 |  #19

i have been using photive battery's as a replacement for lp-e6 canons battery and there's no real difference between them,use them mostly in my 7d.


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Sep 26, 2013 16:35 |  #20
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NemethR wrote in post #16327531 (external link)
You buy a 6D for $1500+, and then buy aftermarket batteries?!
Never understood that.

I actually do not use aftermarket ones, I simply don't trust them.
And in case one of those damages the Camera, most likely it will NOT be covered in the warranty.

You pay Canon's prices when you can get a better battery for 1/3 as much money? I don't understand that. How is Canon going to know you used an aftermarket battery? Canon warranty is 1 year. Even the mediocre Canon battery will last that long.

My 60D is over two years old. I shoot it gripped with 1 LP-E6 and one SterlingTek replacement. They both get re-charged at the same time. The aftermarket battery still shows all bars of "recharge performance". The Canon LP-E6 has been down to two bars for over a year. So I bought SterlingTek replacements for my 5D, also. Two perfectly fine batteries for $25. Try that with Canon!


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Sep 26, 2013 16:59 |  #21

I got some amazon ones, shows everything a LP-6 battery would. Including how many shots remaining, how many percent battery is at, works just like OEM, for a fraction of the cost




  
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Sep 26, 2013 20:00 |  #22

NemethR wrote in post #16327531 (external link)
You buy a 6D for $1500+, and then buy aftermarket batteries?!
Never understood that.

I actually do not use aftermarket ones, I simply don't trust them.
And in case one of those damages the Camera, most likely it will NOT be covered in the warranty.

???

I use them as my main power, no problems, probably last longer than Canon's...
Gone up to 1,200 shots in timelapse in one session, still with battery life left with my 60Ds... Been using them for over a year...

Obviously don't get the crappy ones and you'll be fine.




  
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Sep 26, 2013 20:02 |  #23

You have to get an aftermarket battery that was made after the 6D was released. My STK from my 7D wouldn't work without the error so I sold them and bought new wasabi and they work great!


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Sep 26, 2013 20:05 |  #24

I just bought a new 6D and they gave me a digipower brand extra battery. I couldn't get them to give me the Canon brand no matter how much I begged! Anyways, it works just fine and charges in the canon charger. It just says "Communication with Canon LP-E6 battery is irregular. Continue to use this battery?" I say yes and it works. Just doesn't give me battery life bars or any other info that is battery related.


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Sep 26, 2013 20:17 |  #25

Is there an aftermarket batteries for 70D that indicates the battery info?


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Sep 26, 2013 20:52 |  #26
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gonzogolf wrote in post #16327562 (external link)
Just because you have to pay what canon charges for a camera doesnt mean they have to hold you hostage for a battery that is way overpriced compared to third party manufacturers.

Ditto their WAY OVERPRICED hoods. The only Canon hood I have came with my 100-400L. The rest were like 6.95 at Amazon.com.


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70D uses LP-E6, too. The SterlingTechs work just fine in my 60D.


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Sep 26, 2013 20:55 |  #28

http://www.amazon.com …o09_s00_i00?ie=​UTF8&psc=1 (external link)

Been using this for six months in the 6D. No difference from Canon battery in terms of charging, reporting or battery life.


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Sep 26, 2013 20:56 |  #29

Just so I have this right, STK batteries charge with the Canon charger, but Wasabi ones don't? On Amazon, 2 Wasabi batteries plus a charger are $30, while one STK battery alone is already $20.

And regarding the question of cost. Yes, it seems kind of dumb to skimp on something small when compared to the price of the camera body plus lenses, however if I'm just going to buy a spare battery to bring along on holiday once or twice a year, I don't see the need to buy something original, but expensive, when a much cheaper third party one is going to do the job just as well. If I were a pro shooter who goes through two or three batteries a day I might see things differently, but I'm just a gearhead..


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Sep 26, 2013 21:01 |  #30

I have two Photoolex battery for my 6D, 60% cheaper compared to canon but work better than Canon battery. My Canon battery always drain if I forgot to turn off camera.


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