Anyone use these batteries?
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useakme
Registered: Oct 26, 2011
Total Posts: 54
Country: Canada

I have a Canon 5D Mark ii and was looking to buy some extra batteries when I came across some cheaper generic ones on ebay. To me a battery is a battery, but then I thought I should get some feedback on them first. Has anyone used one of these or know of someone who has?

Decoded Battery For CANON EOS 5D Mark II 7D LP-E6 LPE6

Ebay link:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320777485699&ssPageName=ADME:LU:CA:1120



BenV
Registered: Jan 01, 2008
Total Posts: 8010
Country: United States

google search "sterlingtek", I believe thats the name of the website. That usually gets all the recommendations for 3rd party batteries. I believe they have an ebay store as well.



DanBrown
Registered: Feb 09, 2003
Total Posts: 3102
Country: United States

useakme wrote:
Decoded Battery For CANON EOS 5D Mark II 7D LP-E6 LPE6


I have read that Panasonic has included circuitry in their batteries to prevent the use of third party batteries. Hence, the term "decoded" in reference to batteries designed to bypass this protection. But I'm not aware that Canon does the same thing, so why is this a "decoded" battery for a Canon camera.



useakme
Registered: Oct 26, 2011
Total Posts: 54
Country: Canada

Thanks for the replies.