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    BG E2N Battery Grip AA VS BP 511A??

    Hey Guys,

    I just purchased the BG-E2N battery grip and wanted to know what is better, to run it with 2 BP 511A or 6 quality AA ?

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    I have never tried mine with AA batteries, but the length of time I go between charges with 2 Canon batteries never ceases to amaze me.
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    2 x BP-511's will outlast the AA's by a long way.

    The AA tray is really only provided for use in an emergency where your 511's are flat and you really must get a photo
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    Thanks for the quick responses. Now, do I stick to genuine canon batteries or try out some third party (allot cheaper) batteries such as phottix?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickgm View Post
    Thanks for the quick responses. Now, do I stick to genuine canon batteries or try out some third party (allot cheaper) batteries such as phottix?
    I used to own about 14 BP511As at one point, 13 of them were 3rd party batteries haha

    I found the 3rd party ones to last a bit longer, as they held a bit more power/voltage, and only costed me around $13 dollars each, sorry but I cannot remember what brand they are or what site I got them from, they are Australian made though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickgm View Post
    Thanks for the quick responses. Now, do I stick to genuine canon batteries or try out some third party (allot cheaper) batteries such as phottix?
    I reccomend Sterlingtek, have a look here http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...able-batteries
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    In use I have not found a scrap of difference between canon and third party. I received a bunch of batteries when I bought my 40D and they avhe been fine. Never even thought about using the AA insert - would even know were it is - hopefully in the original camera box...now where is that...
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    Batteries

    I ended up purchasing a couple from this place
    http://www.camera-battery.com.au/s/d...canon/eos-40d/

    Really helpful guy, lets hope the batteries are good?

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    Same same, never needed to use AA's but still carry a couple, the life out of original battery + one 3rd party is surprising. Also, If you decide to run with out grip, AA's wont help you much.
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