01-04-2014 12:43 AM
I just got a new Rebel EOS SL1 and would like 2 extra batteries. The Canon batteries are so expensive. Does anyone have reommendation? Hate paying for a Canon battery, if a generic 2nd-3rd party battery would do. Yet, are there advantages to only using the expensive Canon Batteries? I did have another brand camera and bought cheap generic batteries off of ebay that worked wonderful. However, with this new Canon Camera, I'm wondering other Canon users experiences with batteris for the Rebel cameras.
01-04-2014 12:46 AM
01-04-2014 08:54 AM
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01-04-2014 09:20 AM
You are not going to like my answer either. But Canon batteries are the ONLY way to go. I don't recommend anyone ever use 3rd party batteries. They are just not worth the risk.
Now somebody is going to pipe up and say how wonderful their experience was with them but don't do it.
Plus if your Rebel is still under warranty Canon will not fix it, if it is damaged.
10-16-2015 01:54 PM
I am a little late in replying to this thread, so while it may help the origal post, it may help future ones.
I support the use of Canon authozized equipment and accesories, but do baulk at their higher price. I now use Best Buy here in the USA as they offer many discounts against real Canon products (Apple to BTW!).
For example this battery the LPE-12, List from Canon at $75.00, Best Buy at $60, I useda $25 voucher that I have from them from their loyalty program, so all in for $35 and free shipping on that order too.
Just hope it help someone.
10-17-2015 11:23 AM
When I bought my 5D3, B&H threw in one of their current house brand (Watson) batteries. It seems to work fine; and since it was a freebie, I'm happy to have it. But when I'm actually buying batteries, I stick to Canon, for the reasons previously cited.
10-17-2015 06:36 PM
I only own Canon batteries at the moment. The last 3rd party battery I owned changed its shape.
Some 3rd party batteries are good and some are bad. The hard part is to buy the right ones.I have never had any trouble with Canon batteries.
I need a new battery for my D30 and that camera is not worth paying expensive money for a Canon battery. It is a risk I take.