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"Replacement" Batteries

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by JBuk, 16 Feb 2006.

  1. JBuk

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Nov 2002

    Posts: 11,057

    Location: Cumbria

    I`ve been looking for a few spare batteries for my 20D and first off found the official bp511a battery - this retails around £45, quite expensive :(

    But as i looked on google and auction sites i notice a lot of places seling "replacement batteries" - now these are dirt cheap, some places ive seen for less than £10

    Does anyone here use replacements? are they safe to use? do they last as long as the proper canon ones?

    would i be being a bit silly splashing out on a 20d then skimping on batteries? heh
     
  2. Ghost in the Shell

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Jun 2004

    Posts: 1,571

    i use replacements they are fine and in fact you can get higher mA rated ones so in effect they are better. id recommend them
     
  3. Strax

    Hitman

    Joined: 30 Apr 2003

    Posts: 809

    Location: Scotland

    I got a replacement battery for my D50, it is rated higher than the official Nikon one and only cost £7. This was from an online auction site. No problems with it so far
     
  4. JBuk

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Nov 2002

    Posts: 11,057

    Location: Cumbria

    great :)

    in that case i think ill get 2 or 3 spares :)
     
  5. AndyBorzi

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Nov 2005

    Posts: 1,390

    Location: Peterborough

    Yeah, my wife and I bought 4 from ebay and they seem to last longer than the canons own make (we use a 300d & a 20d). Think they cost about £10 each
     
  6. Scope

    Hitman

    Joined: 1 Dec 2002

    Posts: 993

    Location: Swindon

    In the future I will certainly stick to replacement batteries, as they are not only more or less identical to the original batteries, but also 1/4 of the price.. I've got 1 original and 1 replacement to both of my cameras, and honestly I can not tell the difference between the two batteries.
     
  7. The_blue

    Mobster

    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,186

    Location: Derbyshire

    i have 4 and all work better than the orig :)