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    Aftermarket batteries

    Hi all

    Just after a little feedback on aftermarket batteries for those that have them? Currently in the process of obtaining a battery grip for my 50D and of course will need to purchase a few extra batteries to go with it, does anybody here use non-genuine canon batteries and if so do you have any issues with them? Or should I go down the track of purchasing genuine Canon batteries?

    Battery grip will be genuine

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    I have both after market and canon batteries in my 50D's battery grip, and I haven't had a problem with them!
    Happy to take all constructive Critique, please don't rework or edit my photos. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yummymummy View Post
    I have both after market and canon batteries in my 50D's battery grip, and I haven't had a problem with them!
    Thanks for the reply YummyMummy, if you don’t mind me asking, what brand are your aftermarket batteries?

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    they actually don't have a brand on them, I do remember I got them from ebay though, Sorry I can't be more helpful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yummymummy View Post
    they actually don't have a brand on them, I do remember I got them from ebay though, Sorry I can't be more helpful!
    That’s alright I shall go hunting on the net to see what I can find, thanks for the info

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    you're welcome!

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    Bought off Ebay; no issues whatsoever with charge etc. Do recommend
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    I've got a couple and have found them ok, but from what I have read they tend to die earlier than the Canon branded ones (ie you might get 2 years rather than 3 or 4) but given the price I think it is worth it.
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    When I had a 30D and 40D I bought a bunch of aftermarket batteries from Sterlingtek. Can't recommend them highly enough. They are every bit as good as the originals.

    Unfortunately they don't do the 5DII batteries
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    Quote Originally Posted by WorkingClassHero View Post
    Unfortunately they don't do the 5DII batteries
    I have bought 5DII "decoded" batteries from [a popular auction website]. They work perfectly now that some vendors have cracked the battery encryption for the 5DII.
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    Thanks for all the replies so far! Have found a fair few online sites that supply them at very reasonable prices, close to a 1/4 of the RRP of Canon Genuine batteries. Will now have to do some measuring, have a horrible feeling that when the battery grip is installed that it’s not going to fit in my bag!

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    I have aftermarket batteries in both my 400D and my 7D and all perform as well if not better than the genuine ones. The 400d ones are all over 4 years old now and still perform as well. Iwas going to get a battery grip for my 7d but it would not fit in my bag with it fitted, the 400D + grip is no problem.
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    I have one Canon and one generic battery for my 7D - both can be charged in the Canon charger OK.
    The generic battery lasts perhaps half to two thirds of the Canon. And I'm amazed at the Canon - 1900 shots last time and there was still over 10% charge left.

    So while I would certainly buy generic again the Canon batteries are good value if you don't mind paying a lot more for them - if that makes sense
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElectricImages View Post
    I have bought 5DII "decoded" batteries from [a popular auction website]. They work perfectly now that some vendors have cracked the battery encryption for the 5DII.
    Yes, I bought some recently that were advertised as genuine, but priced at 29.95. So far though they seem great. Use them in the battery grip and they last a good while.

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    All ordered, 3 batteries, Battery grip and I couldn't resist a 50mm

    Now to play the waiting game...

    Thanks everyone for your help / recommendations, appreciate it

    Cheers

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    I've used a couple Aftermarket batteries and had no issues. In fact the only battery I had an issue with is a genuine Canon for a P&S off ebay that only lasted1/3rd normal.

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    I use them on my 350D and 7D and had no issues with them or the genuine ones in 4 years
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    Have a 40D and a variety of non Canon batteries. No problems for me.

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    I think I have one after market battery that seems to have a mind of its own as to whether it will charge or not, but overall I can't see a major difference.
    Berni

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    I have non OEM ones for my G12 and 450D. I got mine from http://www.camera-battery.com.au/ as well as spare chargers.

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