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APS-C sensor cameras including the 80D, 70D, 7D Mk. II, 7D, EOS M and Rebel models for HD video recording.


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Old October 22nd, 2009, 04:45 PM   #1
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Oh no, I have to wait for the battery to charge

Geez! My 7D just arrived, but I guess I have to wait for the battery to charge before I can play with it. I hate that.
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 06:56 PM   #2
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That's two of us. The camera arrived from B&H today at 4:00p.m. I know one is supposed to wait until the battery is fully charged, but I couldn't stand the suspense. It had enough of a charge to check it out and do a partial set-up, but no chance to do any shooting.
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 07:54 PM   #3
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mine is coming tomorrow

and I charged my 2 batt from my 40D :)
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 08:00 PM   #4
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The 40D and the 7D have different batteries with different connections. I had mine charged too... dang it.
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 08:04 PM   #5
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Nooooooooo

You must be kidding
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 08:11 PM   #6
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Willard, I did the same thing. Gave it 30-minutes to charge - the chrger was just starting to double blink, indicating a 50% charge. The camera however, indicated a higher charge level.

Got my first handful of shots and even some video. Can't wait to view it.
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 08:13 PM   #7
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Sorry man, wish I was. BP511A with the 40D and LP-E6 with the 7D.

Pearstone | BP-511A Lithium-Ion Battery (7.4V, 1500mAh)

Canon | LP-E6 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack | 3347B001
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 08:51 PM   #8
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Does anybody know if the 7D batt is specific for this camera or there is other canon cameras that use it.
Just wander if i could findc it local instead of having B&H mail it to me.
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 09:00 PM   #9
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The 7D uses the same battery as the 5Dm2.

I ordered some 3rd party batteries before the 7D hit the stores, so that when I picked it up, I already had a couple of charged batteries. :)
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 09:04 PM   #10
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Kin is right about the 3rd party batteries. There's two more caveats, these don't have the embedded chip so your camera can't read the charge level on the 3rd party batts. Second, you need to use the charger that came with the 3rd party battery.
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 09:23 PM   #11
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Canon adopted this stretegy to embed a chip into their battery. So if you are not using their brand of battery, the camera will report with a message and it won't show the remaining battery level. If you can get over that, you can save a lot using third party batteries. LP-E6 Li-Ion Battery for Canon 5D Mark II and 7D | L.A. Color Shop
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 09:28 PM   #12
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charger

Do I need a new charger as well?
or the 40D charger will do the job?
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 09:28 PM   #13
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Yes you will need a separate charger too. LC-E6 Canon Compatible Charger for LP-E6 Battery | L.A. Color Shop
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 09:41 PM   #14
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I will call tomorrow morning to the local stores around here in Miami, see if they have it available.
Thank you all.
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 07:46 AM   #15
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I got my self confused.
The batt and charger coming in the box.
I can wait for it to charge.
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