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Old April 16th, 2010, 01:02 PM   #1
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Knockoff battteries

Anyone tried these knockoff T2i batteries you can find on ebay?

Are they any good?

Li Battery for Canon LP-E8 LPE8 LP E8 Digital Rebel T2i - eBay (item 380223105213 end time May-09-10 09:40:00 PDT)
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Old April 16th, 2010, 01:05 PM   #2
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Hmm, I wouldn't put a $4 battery in my camera.

I'm using these:

LP-E8 Canon Compatible Li-Ion Battery | L.A. Color Shop

Bought from our sponsor, Taky Cheung at L.A. Color Shop. They
work perfectly, and they're chargeable via the stock Canon charger
that came with the camera.
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Old April 16th, 2010, 01:09 PM   #3
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Well I did put a 4$ battery in my camera:

Battery for Canon LP-E8 LPE8 EOS Digital Rebel T2i 550D on eBay.ca (item 280481261627 end time 18-Apr-10 17:12:06 EDT)

and so far so good ... only draw back is that it there is no monitoring (appears always full).
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Old April 16th, 2010, 02:55 PM   #4
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Chris, does the camera read the battery properly for remaining life or charge? thanks.
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Old April 16th, 2010, 03:41 PM   #5
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Anyone tried these knockoff T2i batteries you can find on ebay?
Are they any good?
Li Battery for Canon LP-E8 LPE8 LP E8 Digital Rebel T2i - eBay (item 380223105213 end time May-09-10 09:40:00 PDT)
I just assumed they'd be fine and loaded up on generic batteries, but to make sure I did a test today. Its extremely unscientific, but I put a freshly charged generic 1200 mah battery I bought from ebay in along with a 16gb card. I ran the camera until the card was full*. I took the full card out and put in an empty card. In the middle of the second clip on the second card the overheating warning went on so I shut it down for about 5 minutes. It recorded another nearly full clip (over 12 minutes) before dropping quickly from four segments on the battery icon to a flashing red battery icon. So in the end, with one generic battery in a T2i with the Canon 24-105 L (stabilization on) I got recordings of 18, 18, 18, 13, 10, and 12 minutes. A total of 89 minutes.

*Oddly I got three 18 minute clips and a 13 minute clip on the card. I'm assuming that is because the codec has a variable bit rate and I was shooting a scene that didn't change. Analysis of the clip attached...

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Old April 16th, 2010, 04:02 PM   #6
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Bought the legit battery - should only need 3, assuming you're shooting non-stop for 8 hours.

And I wouldn't use any knock-offs until the 90 day warranty is up.

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Old April 16th, 2010, 05:13 PM   #7
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Chris, does the camera read the battery properly for remaining life or charge? thanks.
Haven't had a chance to find out yet; just got back from NAB. Working on
pressing matters with the site right now but expect to have a report on this
over the weekend.
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Old April 17th, 2010, 02:40 PM   #8
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I bought 3 batteries at $3.49 each on ebay.

Might be early to comment since I haven't shot extensively, but I did get all batteries a charge when I got them with the Canon charger and used one battery so far and almost filled up a card with it.

Battery indicator also works, it is now showing half of the charge left after my shoot.

Only thing is original Canon batteries are 7.2V / 1120mAh and the batteries I got are 7.4V / 1500mAh, which wasn't exactly what was listed on their site but so far so good. The generic batteries are also slightly lighter in weight.

I would buy original Canon batteries but they are bloody expensive here in Canada.

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Old April 17th, 2010, 06:05 PM   #9
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Hi Robert and Joe
Could you please inform the internet link from the respective battery you have tested?
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Old April 17th, 2010, 06:20 PM   #10
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I bought 3 batteries at $3.49 each on ebay.
I would buy original Canon batteries but they are bloody expensive here in Canada.
They are too expensive everywhere. I love Canon, but I won't pay $60 for a battery.
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Hi Robert and Joe
Could you please inform the internet link from the respective battery you have tested?
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2 Battery for Canon LP-E8 EOS Digital Rebel T2i/550D - eBay (item 260577637603 end time Apr-28-10 19:03:20 PDT)
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Old April 17th, 2010, 06:28 PM   #12
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Ron,

Here is a link to the merchant, original listing as ended, product is same or similar.

I also wrote to the merchant and it seems he has different types of LP-E8 batteries since he offered to sell me Canon's equivalent.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Battery-For-Canon...item3efe0b8689

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Old April 17th, 2010, 06:34 PM   #13
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They are too expensive everywhere. I love Canon, but I won't pay $60 for a battery.

Joel, they are $85 in Canada, and there isn't much difference between us and cdn currencies!
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Joel, they are $85 in Canada, and there isn't much difference between us and cdn currencies!
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Thank you Joe and Robert
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