Batteries.

Discussion in 'Bags, Tripods, and Accessories' started by Paul F, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. Paul F

    Paul F New Member

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    What are peoples thoughts or experiences with using third party batteries for their Canon cameras?
    I like to have a spare battery just in case, (though I don't remember ever needing one!) but so far have always gone with the Canon branded ones. Here in the UK you can be looking at £70 to £80 for the more up to date versions though! This is starting to seem a bit excessive for a "just in case" item.
    I wouldn't want to take a chance if others have had negative experiences, and I'm just asking out of interest for the future really.

    Thanks.
    Paul.
     

  2. Craig Sherriff

    Craig Sherriff Active Member Site Supporter

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    Paul, I have used after-market batteries in my 10D and my 50D for sometime now and find that the aftermarket batteries work OK but the length of time they remained charged is less that the original ones.
    The good point about the aftermarket ones is they are much cheaper, so I purchased two, other than a smaller charged time, I have had no real issues in the 10 years I have used them.
     
  3. rayallen

    rayallen Active Member Site Supporter

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    I needed to get new batteries for my old 1Ds (manufactured 2002-2004) but Canon no longer make them so I was forced to buy non-genuine. I have not had a problem with them. The bonus is that they last longer than the originals. The Canon ones are 1650 mA/hours and the aftermarket ones are 1800 mAh and 3900 mAh and they were significantly cheaper than the originals.
    I also bought non-genuine batteries for my 20D mainly to get a new charger (they came as a package). They were very inexpensive and they definitely don't last as long as the originals but the charger works just fine on the originals.

    So, it's case of you get what you pay for. OEM batteries are more expensive but they last longer. You decide whether you want to pay the extra.
     
  4. Paul F

    Paul F New Member

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    Thanks for the replies gents.
    Something I'll definitely consider at a later date then.

    Paul.
     

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