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Nov 19, 2013 14:47 |  #631

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Anyone have any opinions on the Watson LP-E6 battery replacement for the Canon LP-E6? Was thinking about getting one for the 5D MKIII as I spent a lot on it and would like some extra battery life. Any bed or good reps on them?

I hear good things about them. That said, why not spend that money on the 2 batteries and charger combo from Wasabi.

http://www.amazon.com …8-1&keywords=wasabi+lp-e6 (external link)

I have a pair and love them. They also have a good following here on POTN as well it seems (it's where I first found out about them).


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Nov 20, 2013 11:00 |  #632

Well, that certainly looks like a better deal lol.

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Nov 20, 2013 11:36 |  #633

I have bought several types of aftermarket batteries and the only issue I've ever had was with a charger/2-battery set I bought for less than $15 and the batteries don't communicate with the camera, but they power it. Those stay in the bottom of the bag "just in case." I bought a "counterfiet" LP-E6 from a Chinese supplier online that looked EXACTLY like the real thing (had to mark it to keep it seperate from the "real" ones) for $20 (including shipping from China) and it came with the box and contents not assembled. I still have and use it 3 years later. I have numerous aftermarket batteries for the 40D and none have ever given out. Only my original battery that came with my 5DII has ceased holding charges.


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Nov 20, 2013 12:14 as a reply to  @ Logicus's post |  #634

Non-biased review here + 1 initial review.

I had purchased the 2 battery + 1 charger Wasabi package for my T3i (LP-E8), and they seem to last at least 90% as long as the Canon OEM battery, if not close to 100%. Charge times are just as quick and they seem to register battery life and everything. Considering I paid just under $30 CAD for 2 batteries and 1 charger, I'm very impressed. People online complained that the batteries would "get stuck" in the charger, but if you look at the CLEARLY MARKED instructions before you insert the battery, you slide it to the right (I think) and then pull it out, not just straight out like the OEM charger. No issues from me.

Initial review of EZO Power LP-E6 batteries for my 7D. I would have bought more Wasabi's since I was so impressed with them, but they weren't as good a deal from Amazon.ca. 1 Wasabi was about 35 to 40 dollars shipped, but I got my EZO Power batteries (2 of them) plus a charger for 40 dollars shipped. I haven't given them a full run, but they seem to charge without issue on the OEM Canon charger. I haven't tried the EZO charger yet. Initial tests show some playing around with liveview on and playing with settings (5 minutes of LCD screen time), 40 shutters with Live View on, allowing the screen to turn back on between shots ended up with an indicated 95% battery left. Mathematically, that would mean I could theoretically end up with 800 shots with live view, but that's not to say the battery indicator is 100% correct, I would expect it to actually be less as the 7D manual indicates around 400 shots with liveview on, 800+ without. Time will tell and I will update later with a more comprehensive review.


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Nov 20, 2013 13:05 |  #635

^ I hear you on that amazon.ca complaint. Thankfully I live in Vancouver with numerous shipping options to Blaine, so a short hop across the border and I got my Wasabi's for about $32 CAD. The .ca site is pretty much useless imo.

Having used my Wasabi's here and there, it looks like they perform pretty close to the OEM LP-E6, so if you get something that seems defective, it likely is. Luckily Amazon's customer service is top notch, so you'll have everything rectified asap.


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Nov 25, 2013 11:27 as a reply to  @ m3thods's post |  #636

Further update on the EZOPower LP-E6 Batteries:

I did some filming this weekend and noticed the batteries were draining quite quickly. After what I estimate to be just under an hour of liveview with maybe 20-30 minutes of shoot time, I was down to 20%. I did some further testing with liveview. I turned on live view in video mode and left the camera on for 5 minutes, both with the Canon battery and the EZOPower battery under identical settings and circumstances. The Canon battery started off at 99% (should have fully charged it...) and ended up at 96%, probably edging on 95% by the 5 minute mark. The EZOPower started at 100% and ended up at just rolling over to 91% after 5 minutes. I estimate the EZOPower batteries having anywhere from 1/3 to 1/2 the power capacity compared to an OEM Canon.

That said, I had really good experiences with my LP-E8 Wasabi batteries, so I will either find a good deal on an OEM Canon LP-E6 or I will go with another Wasabi. All things considered, a charger + 2 batteries for the EZO power isn't a terrible deal, but the Wasabi are probably the best non OEM alternative from my experience.


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Dec 15, 2013 23:02 |  #637

Sorry couldnt read all the pages of this thread to find the answer to my question but will a 7.4v (2600 mAh) DSTE battery damage my 6D in anyway? The OEM battery only has a 7.2v (1800mAh) output so im a little bit skeptical on using it. Thank You


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Dec 15, 2013 23:57 |  #638

-EuroRSN- wrote in post #16530601 (external link)
Sorry couldnt read all the pages of this thread to find the answer to my question but will a 7.4v (2600 mAh) DSTE battery damage my 6D in anyway? The OEM battery only has a 7.2v (1800mAh) output so im a little bit skeptical on using it. Thank You

Im not familiar with that brand but all batteries vary in voltage from they are freshly charged and discharged. In my personal experience 7.4v and 7.2v on batteries yielded fine results.

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Apr 20, 2014 19:03 as a reply to  @ post 1057648 |  #639

I'm in the market for needing a second battery for the 5d mark ii. Has anyone got any links to where they have purchased from in the uk. It's a crazy market out there what with the prices ranging from £6.99 upwards.


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Jun 06, 2014 20:04 |  #640

Just purchased this kit (external link) from amazon.com. Will report on their performance when I get a chance to put them through a few charging cycles.

On another note, has anyone ever had issues with aftermarket batteries damaging your camera bodies? Just curious if anyone had to send a body in for repair because of this.

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Jun 08, 2014 16:17 |  #641

I bought about 8 SterlingTek BP511 a couple years ago and did have 1 fail after just a few months, but the others are still like new and serve me very well. Not cost effective to bother sending just 1 battery back, so simply disposed of. I bought SterlingTek chargers second time but continue to use the OEM Canon chargers instead for all my batteries. very pleased overall. I've got about 13-14 Batteries to cycle through my 2 Grips, so am in very good shape all the time. This thread helped me a lot in making a sound decision.


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Sep 13, 2014 11:10 |  #642

CanonCameraFan,

Thanks for the feedback. I'm still rocking my BP511's as well, using the Canon Charger. Still happy.


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Sep 20, 2014 11:04 as a reply to  @ felix21685's post |  #643

Okay boys and girls...any good deals on a battery for a 1DsMkIII. :(


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Mar 30, 2015 04:52 |  #644

has anyone experience with duracell? http://www.amazon.co.u​k …ps&field-keywords=drc+511 (external link)

or japcell what claims that they use Sanyo cells http://japcell.eu …-sanyo-celler-kompatibelt (external link)




  
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Aug 09, 2017 14:20 |  #645

It's time to replace some failing batteries. This is an old thread and I'm wondering what the current favorite after-matket replacement battery is for the LPE6N?




  
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