Most helpful critical review
33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
Worth the price
on March 25, 2012
These batteries are made by a name manufacturer however they are what you pay for. They are about half the physical weight of a Canon LP-E8 battery and that was my first indication of what I had purchased.
I have used these batteries for almost two months and feel I can give them a fair review.
Using my Canon T3i camera with a battery grip which holds two LP-E8 batteries, I have shot quite a few pictures and used video very little and they lasted a week or so before swapping out the batteries. Over all I was pleasantly surprised by their performance.
Two days ago I fully charged all four of my generic LP-E8 batteries and set out to video a property we are interested in purchasing. The first set of batteries lasted about 10 minutes. I suspected that I had one battery out of the four that was lesser capacity than the others and assumed that it was in this pair. I swapped out the batteries and was disappointed to discover that the other set lasted about the same length of time.
I haven't tried a pair of the Canon LP-E8 batteries to compare performance but considering the difference in cost and construction, I would expect the Canon batteries to last considerably longer than these.
Again, for the price, these batteries work ok for shooting stills but avoid them if you plan to use them for video, at least in a Canon T3i. They are not worth having.