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1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the risk, 21 Nov. 2011
This review is from: Canon LP-E6 Battery Pack (Accessory)
I was cautious about these batteries as they are so cheap. However they're closer to RRP than the clearly grey market/copy batteries I've seen. So I thought I'd take a chance.

I've bought third party batteries for my Canon 5d Mark 2 before and had problems with the batteries being slightly too large for the battery compartment. They fit in easily enough but didn't spring out when released meaning I had to yank them out with tweezers. This doesn't happen with my Canon batteries and I resolved to only buy 1st party batteries in the future. I ordered two of these from In Stock Right Now/Big Norman and had the same problem as with the third party batteries. Again I had to pull one out with tweezers, I didn't even bother to open the second. Now I'm not sure if this is a problem with the batteries or my camera.

However, I would note that these batteries are different in appearance to my two other official Canon batteries. The plastic is slightly lighter and has a smooth finish whereas my expensive shop bought batteries have an ever so slightly dappled finish. The lettering stamped into the battery seems differently manufactured and the font is ever so slightly different. The middle of the 'o' is a different size. The docking clips are straight and acute on the shop bought batteries, but are rounded on these.

The seller offered a refund without quibble, although its yet to appear in my account. I returned the goods 15 days ago. They said that the refund was processed 6 days ago. I've also lost out on £10+ in postage which they won't refund.

Others have obviously had a positive experience. I won't risk it again.
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Initial post: 21 Apr 2012 19:47:38 BDT
Londoner says:
This is not a third party battery, I have ordered the same one from Amazon. I take it you bought from a market place seller or 'fulfilled by amazon'? Make sure you buy directly from Amazon, even if it is a couple of quid more to get the genuine copy. Sorry ot hear about your experience.

Posted on 3 Jan 2013 01:40:04 GMT
Zaba76 says:
Sorry but it sounds like counterfeit batteries to me. Your kit should be fine but be aware that your warranty is void if damage is due to counterfeit batteries. I'll fitting batteries are a sure sign of fakes! I know through experience with 5d, 30d and 40d batteries. Please notify amazon and canon so that rogue traders can be pulled from the market place! Thanks
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