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Counterfeit: *Not* a genuine product
on 26 July 2012
YMMV, but I'm afraid that this item** (see below) came in suspicious packaging with a number of defects/ differences in appearance from the genuine. You should read the advisory on Canon's website for picking out counterfeits.
My suspicions were aroused by:
1. The blue colour cast on the back label at the back differs from the (same) battery that came with my EOS 40D, which I assume is genuine. :-) (well, at least it's only showing signs of wear now, 4 years and ~15000 shots later (although I hardly use flash), lasting >1000 RAW shots between charges.
2. The font on the Canon C is unlike the Canon trademark.
3. The arrangement of the icons differs from the aforementioned genuine battery.
4. This item lacks the part/batch(?) number marking that's present in the aforementioned genuine battery.
5. There are mistakes in the wording of the advisory at the back.
**(From a seller called "Power supply" trading under "meir schwartz"- or is it the other way round-, order fulfilled by Amazon)
I will be returning this item, and I'd very much like to thank the previous customers who have illustrated the counterfeit issues in the description. [Clearly this problem dates back some time and Amazon really ought to have done something about it! Are you listening, Amazon?]
So, my beloved 40D just had a close call :-c Kuddos, folks!