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Sep 23, 2008 14:43 |  #1

Has anyone used one of the CP-E4 clones that are now available from china on a 580 II.

I know they only hold 6 batteries and not 8 like a canon but at 25% the cost I wondered if they are any good. For example YongNuo External Speedlight Battery Pack SF-17 (external link)


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Sep 23, 2008 18:13 |  #2

That comes out to US$110 or so, a proper CP-E4 (external link) costs $150. Why risk your expensive flash and probably get worse performance for $40?


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Sep 24, 2008 10:06 |  #3

How do you get $110? In any case, ebay is still considerably cheaper for someone who lives outside the USA.

CP-E4 Clone price: $60 or less http://www.ebay.ca …=cp-e4+for+canon&_sacat=0 (external link)

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B&H (USA) $150
Jessops (UK) $240
Henry's (Canada) $290
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Sep 24, 2008 15:55 |  #4

I used a currency converter to convert GBP38 to USD.

Either way I wouldn't bother or risk it myself. Didn't even know it was possible, but hopefully someone has used one and can help out :)


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Sep 24, 2008 15:57 |  #5

http://www.xe.com/ (external link)

38.00 GBP = 70.1680 USD ( Sep 28/08 )
38.00 GBP = 60.3553 USD ( Oct 26/08 )


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Sep 24, 2008 18:12 |  #6

About the price, you must remember that we in the UK are totally ripped off for anything we buy.

Canon CP-E4 : B&H (USA) $150 Jessops (UK) $240
CS3 : Amazon UK $991.99 Amazon USA $605.99


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Oct 05, 2008 03:57 |  #7

i'm also interested in these. If they give similar performance(not identical), then they seem like a great deal. Anyone have information?


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Oct 05, 2008 04:08 |  #8

the canon has 33% more batteries in it... if you call that similar, go for it.


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Oct 26, 2008 12:04 |  #9

http://cgi.ebay.com …Q_trksidZp1713.​m153.l1262 (external link)

$35 US + shipping ;) I´m buying a couple of these for my flashes :)


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Oct 26, 2008 15:54 |  #10

tim wrote in post #6367632 (external link)
That comes out to US$110 or so, a proper CP-E4 (external link) costs $150. Why risk your expensive flash and probably get worse performance for $40?

Ditto....


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Oct 26, 2008 16:08 |  #11

tim wrote in post #6367632 (external link)
That comes out to US$110 or so, a proper CP-E4 (external link) costs $150. Why risk your expensive flash and probably get worse performance for $40?

Actually YongNuo makes great quality Canon accessories, I own several of their OC-E3 cords and they are just as good as the Canon ones. You can get the CP-E4 clone as low as $35, that is over $100 lower then the one made in the factory next door to YoungNuo ;)


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Oct 26, 2008 16:12 |  #12

I think something must have gone wrong that day on the currency converter, it would be nice if that was the current rate for those of us in the UK.


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Oct 26, 2008 16:19 |  #13

Dork Knight wrote in post #6564865 (external link)
I think something must have gone wrong that day on the currency converter, it would be nice if that was the current rate for those of us in the UK.

Today is Oct 26 2008. With today's exchange rate you can buy the CP-E4 clone for 37.90 GBP which is $59.91 USD delivered to your door.


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Oct 26, 2008 16:25 |  #14

Sorry, I was basing my comment on tims first post where £38 would get me $110 (USD) - Which would be fantastic if true.


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Nov 05, 2008 19:17 |  #15

milorad wrote in post #6440165 (external link)
the canon has 33% more batteries in it... if you call that similar, go for it.

The Canon CP-E2 has 6 battery capacity as well. Canon didn't increase to 8 cells until the CP-E3, and the CP-E4 added weather sealing. Either way, as long as the wiring is good, and as long as the batteries are wired as they are in the OE version, I don't see how it could be a problem.


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