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Jun 23, 2015 15:20 |  #16

GregDunn wrote in post #17607952 (external link)
This site (external link) may help you if you're buying what you think is an actual Canon battery.

I got 100% on the "spot the fake" test. :)

But yes Canon definitely does not produce their own batteries.


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Jun 23, 2015 15:31 |  #17

I got 90% because I couldn't spot the fake battery grip.


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Jun 23, 2015 15:48 |  #18

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Regulatory labels can be counterfeit as well. UL is changing their labels to make them more difficult to counterfeit, incorporating some of the tech found in printing currency. I don't know if or when these changes will show up on batteries, but the mere presence of a regulatory logo on a battery label doesn't guarantee anything, unfortunately. :-(

I am not talking about counterfeit products, but rather about legitimate third party products under different names, who do not pretend to be Canon, and who go through normal certification process.


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Jun 23, 2015 16:08 |  #19

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Jun 23, 2015 16:20 |  #20

The Forum is fixed now...but please delete your multiple posts.....


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Jun 24, 2015 13:38 |  #21

Lbsimon wrote in post #17608074 (external link)
I am not talking about counterfeit products, but rather about legitimate third party products under different names, who do not pretend to be Canon, and who go through normal certification process.

Sure. I understand that. However, many certification labels are fake, and it is common enough that UL is making it harder to fake them. If you can't tell a legitimate label from a fake, it is hard to determine which products have actually been tested.


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Jun 24, 2015 18:38 |  #22

zoom_zoom wrote in post #17607223 (external link)
My experience with third party batteries has not been great. At the end, I ended up buying Canon batteries and tossing the third party branded battery. This was 6 or 7 years ago...

This has been my experience as well. I bought my Sterling Tek batteries from the Sterling Tek website when I bought my brand new Canon 70D about a year ago. The Sterling Tek batteries are already dying! I had the same problem when I had my T1i. It is for this reason that I would rather spend the extra on the Canon batteries! YMMV :-)


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Jun 24, 2015 20:45 |  #23

MissFire wrote in post #17609608 (external link)
This has been my experience as well. I bought my Sterling Tek batteries from the Sterling Tek website when I bought my brand new Canon 70D about a year ago. The Sterling Tek batteries are already dying! I had the same problem when I had my T1i. It is for this reason that I would rather spend the extra on the Canon batteries! YMMV :-)

STK is very good about replacing products if you are not satisfied. In fact, the description of your 70D battery includes this statement

1 Year Full Warranty: We will replace this or any other item that you purchase from us for 1 year from the date your order is processed if it fails under normal wear or is defective.




  
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Jun 25, 2015 08:24 |  #24

pknight wrote in post #17609264 (external link)
Sure. I understand that. However, many certification labels are fake, and it is common enough that UL is making it harder to fake them. If you can't tell a legitimate label from a fake, it is hard to determine which products have actually been tested.

I would expect a fake would be labeled "Canon" rather than some unknown outfit - make more money. Otherwise, what's the point of going into all the trouble?


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Jun 25, 2015 08:30 |  #25

Lbsimon wrote in post #17610095 (external link)
I would expect a fake would be labeled "Canon" rather than some unknown outfit - make more money. Otherwise, what's the point of going into all the trouble?

Who knows? I'm just saying that fake certification labels are common, and that the presence of a label is no guarantee of quality. Buy from those you trust, and don't rely on what the packaging and labeling claim.


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Jun 25, 2015 08:45 |  #26

John from PA wrote in post #17609687 (external link)
STK is very good about replacing products if you are not satisfied. In fact, the description of your 70D battery includes this statement

Yes, bad batches do happen. Note that whenever Canon releases a product with even an alleged defect, the forum lights up like a Christmas tree. :-) Based on testimonials from plenty of users online (as well as flawless experience with their product) I'd give STK a chance to fix their issue.

My opinion (unsupported by evidence) is that Canon sources their OEM batteries with lower capacity in hope of increasing reliability. However, the only battery I've acquired since 2008 which has exhibited any problems at all is my 7D OEM battery, so...


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Jun 29, 2015 21:05 |  #27

Lbsimon wrote in post #17606635 (external link)
I did this research because I read many times here on POTN statements that people wanted to buy only Canon because they are more reliable. I knew it could not be so, there are not many electronics companies that make their own, but was too lazy to check. It is when a battery in my camera went bad, I needed a replacement (yesterday), and I knew how to check, I went out and did it.

And a recommendation: Never buy a battery that does not have at least one of the regulatory approval marks, such as UL, ETL, or TUV. Those without the marks may not be safe to operate (in terms of fire or spills).

Whether Canon batteries are more reliable I won't debate. I can say this though. I just received my 7D Mark II from B&H last week. It had one Canon LP-E6N battery and a second bonus Watson battery. I also purchased a third battery, also a Watson. I can only speak about the Watson performance in the 7D2, but so far, my experience is that the camera does not read the remaining charge in either battery correctly. One minute the charge is down, the next minute up. A freshly charged Watson battery will read 100% and five minutes later it will read 76%. If I shut down the camera and take the battery out and put it back in, it'll read 100% again for a few minutes and then drop 25% or so. Both Watson batteries behave the same way in my camera. The Canon battery works just fine. Some people swear by 3rd party batteries, but I'll stick with the Canon branded ones. They've never let me down.


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Jul 13, 2015 12:23 |  #28

Well, I ordered that battery from Newegg that I used to find out who makes it for Canon http://www.newegg.com …-9SIA4VH2W36539-_-Product (external link). Not a single approval logo on it! Not a manufacturer's name or identifier either.

Needless to say, it is going back to Newegg.


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Jul 13, 2015 20:55 |  #29

Lbsimon wrote in post #17630115 (external link)
Well, I ordered that battery from Newegg that I used to find out who makes it for Canon http://www.newegg.com …-9SIA4VH2W36539-_-Product (external link). Not a single approval logo on it! Not a manufacturer's name or identifier either.

Needless to say, it is going back to Newegg.

Same here. Bait and switch.


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Jul 13, 2015 21:16 |  #30

I've purchased Sterlingtek batteries from them direct and from Amazon. I've added three Sterlingtek batteries to three bodies now, so I have two battery changes each for each body and grip.

I had one problem with one of the three I purchased for my 7D2. I contacted Amazon and they credited my card immediately. A few days later, I got an email from Sterlingtek themselves, telling me they were sending me another battery. I emailed them back and let them know Amazon had already taken care of things so I didn't a battery from them. They told me they were sending me a replacement anyway.

I realize we all have different experiences but with my 60D, 70D ... over time.... in both cases, the Sterlingtek batteries kept their performance longer than the Canon batteries. I don't know yet with the 7D2 as I've only had it since November 2014.


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