03-22-2016 02:17 PM
Hello friends....After using and LOVING my Eos Rebel T3i for 3 1/2 years, and about 25,000 shots....I got the dreaded "Error 30" message last week at the worst time---family vacation. I purchased a new T5i body a few days ago and was wondering if it is safe OR advisable to use my 3 1/2 year old LP-E8 battery and charger in this new body since both cameras use the same battery. The battery I have now has never had any problems.
I certainly don't want to take ANY chances if using this same battery is in any way unadvisable? I am on a very strict budget and so quick answers would be truly appreciated!
03-22-2016 02:47 PM - edited 03-22-2016 02:48 PM
Batteries do not have an unlimited life cycle. They all fail after a few years. The old one make work for a period of time, but it is likely past its' prime. Purchase a Canon battery, if at all possible. There are issues with some third party batteries, especially counterfeits.
BTW, not to be nosy, but why did you buy a T5i body that did not come with a genuine Canon charger, battery, neck strap, etc.? Your issue should not even be an issue.
03-22-2016 02:59 PM