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Apr 03, 2015 03:40 |  #1

I have used STK batteries in my Canon 20D with no problems in the past, but that camera does not have the battery registration feature that the 60D has.

Has anyone else used the STK LP-E6 replacement batteries in a Canon 60D or other compatible camera?


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Apr 03, 2015 05:27 |  #2

I've had one for a couple of years, specifically with the 60D and don't have any issues.




  
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Apr 03, 2015 08:06 |  #3

I have several sets of SterlingTEK LP-E6 batteries. I used them in my 60D when I had it. Now I have them running in my 70D and 7D2 with outstanding results. I use battery grips on my camera bodies so I have two sets for each body (one Canon and three SterlingTEK). Over time, the SterlingTEKs have out performed the Canon batteries both in battery life in camera and recharging performance.


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Apr 03, 2015 08:29 |  #4

Never had a problem with SterlingTEK. Likely the best of the 3rd party brands I've used.


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Apr 03, 2015 09:13 |  #5

I've used SterlingTek batteries going back to my original Rebel 300, Xti, 50D and now the 7DmkII, never an issue. (And the 10 year old 300d battery still performs reasonably!)


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Apr 03, 2015 11:10 |  #6

They changed the production units a while back and current manufacture works perfectly with the 5D/7D series. I use mine all the time and all are still at full green on the battery recharge meter, whereas one of my Canon original LP-E6 (used in rotation, so about the same amount as the STK) has already begun to decline.


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Apr 04, 2015 20:19 |  #7

I have their Rebel versions and they are better than the Canon OEM batteries for my T1i. I just got two more last week for $10 each! Great price!




  
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Apr 05, 2015 19:35 |  #8

Thanks for the feedback everyone. As I mentioned, I have used a few in my 20D. I went ahead and purchased a couple from Amazon and got them last week. I purchased the grip for my 60D at the same time. I was mainly concerned about the registration of the batteries like the 60D does, but decided that wasn't such a big deal over price and performance. I was happy to to see the registration tab show the batteries available for registration after I put them into the grip, attaching it, and turning on the camera.

I spent Saturday morning shooting a lot of shots and taking HD video and that barely put a dent in the charge of both batteries.


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