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Nov 02, 2015 10:59 |  #1

I have a 60D purchased in the spring of 2012. I have had excellent battery life until now.

Couple weeks back I went to take some pictures and the camera wouldn't turn on. Battery was completely discharged. It charged fine and today I went to turn the camera on again after three weeks of non use and the camera wouldn't turn on again.

The battery is now on charge. How long does a 60 D factory battery normally last? Hopefully nothing is going on with the camera. That battery had outstanding life and all my other Canon batteries lasted a long long time.

Any comments or suggestions are appreciated. Thank you.




  
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Nov 02, 2015 11:23 |  #2

You got over three years of battery life, so don't complain! :-)

A Wasabi battery will cost you $15-$20 on Amazon, just get two, and interchange them, so that you always have a backup. I seldom go out to shoot without a spare in the bag.


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Nov 02, 2015 11:39 |  #3

Bought my 60D in spring 2011 with two original batteries. Both still going strong, lasting a full day of live-view shooting and stand-by inbetween shots.

Are you sure it's the battery? Does it discharge when stored outside the camera?


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Nov 02, 2015 11:43 |  #4

scriveyn wrote in post #17769446 (external link)
Bought my 60D in spring 2011 with two original batteries. Both still going strong, lasting a full day of live-view shooting and stand-by inbetween shots.

Are you sure it's the battery? Does it discharge when stored outside the camera?

You cannot blindly compare the batteries - we do not know how different your and the OP's shooting style are. I just consider that getting three year of life out of a $20 battery (unless one determines to use only Canon brand) is good enough.


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Nov 02, 2015 11:47 |  #5

scriveyn wrote in post #17769446 (external link)
Bought my 60D in spring 2011 with two original batteries. Both still going strong, lasting a full day of live-view shooting and stand-by inbetween shots.

Are you sure it's the battery? Does it discharge when stored outside the camera?


I will see if it discharges outside of the camera. Thanks for all the responses. FYI - this is the original Canon battery and I never shoot in live view.




  
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Nov 02, 2015 11:51 |  #6

viperbass wrote in post #17769461 (external link)
I will see if it discharges outside of the camera. Thanks for all the responses.

BTW, twice I stuck the camera in the bag without turning it off. Something pressed on the shutter release button when there, and the next morning the battery was, of course, dead. Happened with two different cameras, two different batteries, but in the same bag.


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Nov 02, 2015 11:56 |  #7

Lbsimon wrote in post #17769454 (external link)
You cannot blindly compare the batteries ...

I'm not. I'm just stating how my setup works. The OP has to decide how that compares to his.

Also live-view is the most energy-consuming shooting style, that should be a good tally.


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Nov 02, 2015 20:51 |  #8

Was having that problem with my 6D a while back and was blaming it on the grip. Somehow my settings had got changed to never shut down and I had left the camera on a couple of times.


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Nov 02, 2015 21:02 |  #9

Lbsimon wrote in post #17769454 (external link)
I just consider that getting three year of life out of a $20 battery (unless one determines to use only Canon brand) is good enough.

Is this statement meant to infer the Canon battery has a longer life. I have an original Canon and STK for my 3-year old 60D and both are still going strong. I do make an effort to attempt to even out their useage.




  
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Nov 02, 2015 21:04 |  #10

Lbsimon wrote in post #17769454 (external link)
You cannot blindly compare the batteries - we do not know how different your and the OP's shooting style are. I just consider that getting three year of life out of a $20 bitattery (unless one determines to use only Canon brand) is good enough.

Lol since when have Canon batteries been that cheap?
They're $45+.
I second the wasabi advice though, mine are running perfectly after 3 years.


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Nov 02, 2015 21:59 |  #11

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Lol since when have Canon batteries been that cheap?
They're $45+.
I second the wasabi advice though, mine are running perfectly after 3 years.

I said - $20 bucks unless one wants to use Canon brand.


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Nov 02, 2015 22:00 |  #12

John from PA wrote in post #17770123 (external link)
Is this statement meant to infer the Canon battery has a longer life. I have an original Canon and STK for my 3-year old 60D and both are still going strong. I do make an effort to attempt to even out their useage.

Of course a lot depends on the usage. In an extreme case, if I use a camera for 100 shots a year, the battery will last a long long time.


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Nov 04, 2015 08:15 |  #13

I have had three original OEM/Canon LP-E6 batteries..well, 2 and one LP-E6N (the 7D 2 battery). In that time, I have purchased 3 extra batteries for each camera body I've owned (I use a battery grip on my cameras: one extra set).... so a total of 9 extra LP-E6 batteries, all from Sterlingtek. I've purchased them directly from Sterlingtek and from Amazon.

I've only had one problem..... I had a defective battery in the bunch I bought for the 7D2: one of them wouldn't charge above 75%. I contacted Amazon and they credited me the amount of the purchase and I immediately bought a replacement.

A day or so later, I got an email from Sterlingtek, noting that I had a defective battery and informing me they were sending me a replacement. I emailed them back to tell them Amazon had already corrected the problem. They emailed me back and said they were sending me another battery anyway and apologizing profusely for the bad cell. It was a pleasure seeing that level of customer service.

Now for performance. So far, two of the Canon batteries lost one bar on the battery level/performance page. All of the Sterlingteks still show the same recharge performance as they did when new. Not bad for a $13.00 battery.


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