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What is a good aftermarket LP-E6 battery?

 
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Aug 17, 2014 18:05 |  #1

I checked the battery in my 5d3 this morning and got the unexpected red indicator showing 0 recharge performance. Tried to charge it, nothing, it wouldn't hold a charge. Installed another same thing, by now I am thinking unbelievable! $120 worth of batteries, prematurely shot
I came to the conclusion that these things are crap for what they cost. Two in a row, I really doubt that they have seen 30 recharges, I alternate between 3 batteries. I haven't used the camera since the arrival of the D810 but so what. I have a couple Nikon batteries showing new recharge performance after 3 years.

Anyway, are there any good reliable knockoffs? TIA

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Aug 17, 2014 18:19 |  #2

SterlingTek has a good reputation for quality and especially standing behind their product.


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Aug 17, 2014 19:41 |  #3

Yes, I have used Sterlingtek, but don't they come under the name of Powertech 2000 now? I'll do a search for Sterlingtech, thanks....


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Aug 17, 2014 19:51 |  #4

I've used Sterlingtek, no problems. On Amazon, they are still STK.




  
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Aug 17, 2014 19:51 as a reply to  @ GeneC's post |  #5

Was a bit batteries from Amazon are great. I've got 6 of them and they last as long as OEM. Just make sure you order the ones that are compatible with your camera as the older ones will not communicate with the newer bodies. They'll still work but won't give info to the camera.


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Aug 17, 2014 20:06 |  #6

Yes, I have used Wasabi in other cameras. No issues, thanks


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Aug 17, 2014 23:13 |  #7

Wasabi hasn't given me any issues.


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Aug 17, 2014 23:17 |  #8

Sterlingteks are just re-branded Chinese batteries, don't know why people pay 3x more for them.

I have the powertech ones, no issues in 16 months. 1/3 of the cost of STK and 100% identical on the inside.


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Aug 18, 2014 00:29 |  #9

Wasabi Power is what I use. Great batteries and well worth the money.


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Aug 18, 2014 02:18 as a reply to  @ thecarfilmer's post |  #10

Wasabi or Sterlingtek! Made in China............ Cells from Japan Wasabi: $14.99

Only had one problem in several years with a single STK. They replaced it quickly.




  
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Aug 18, 2014 08:45 |  #11

I use Wasabi's purchased from Amazon, $29.99 for 2 LP-E6 batteries, a travel charger & a connector to use the charger in your car. excellent performance & the register properly on a 6D.




  
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Aug 18, 2014 08:50 as a reply to  @ bogeypro's post |  #12

Another happy Wasabi user.


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Aug 18, 2014 09:41 |  #13

Wasabi it is then. Thanks for all of the replies.


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Aug 19, 2014 20:18 |  #14

I too have Wasabi's. I find that the charge doesn't last as long, but its still a great deal




  
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Aug 20, 2014 18:28 |  #15

Love my 2 wasabi power batteries. Works in both 7D and 6D.


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