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Camera Battery

Postby jillw » Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:15 pm

I want to buy a new battery for my Canon 5D II. I’ve been stung before with a cheap “compatible” battery. On Amazon prices range from around £20 to over £300 for apparently equivalent products! I’ve looked at the Canon website and the LP-EG battery I need is no longer available. Any suggestions on what I should get and what I should expect to pay?
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Re: Camera Battery

Postby TonyMac » Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:09 pm

i have found the Duracell versions work fine around £20
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Re: Camera Battery

Postby jillw » Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:29 pm

Thanks Tony.
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Re: Camera Battery

Postby tonyb » Sun Jun 27, 2021 4:26 pm

We found that the Hahnel versions work well.
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Re: Camera Battery

Postby peterr » Sun Jun 27, 2021 7:39 pm

Just watch the Hahnel batteries as they tend to give you a smaller capacity. For example the OEM Pentax battery for my K1 is 1860mAh whereas the Hahnel is only 1560mAh and therefore gives 20% fewer shots before it needs recharging. In addition, the Hahnel has started to fail after four years (it now only charges to about 75%, no matter how long I put it on charge - hence even fewer shots), whereas the OEM batteries are still going fine, as is an Energizer battery that I bought as a spare for my Pentax K5 about 9 years ago.
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