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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
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.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on December 13, 2011
I figured for leas than ten bucks what did i have to lose compared to about fifty bucks for a stock Canon battery. I was pleasantly surprised when the batteries charged and worked! I think they hold a charge about 10-15minutes less than the Canon but they work.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on January 6, 2012
Bought these as extra batteries for my T3i. They seem to work great. I have not noticed any difference in life or performance from the Canon version that came with the camera.

We'll see how they hold up. Even if they only last a year or two it is still a great deal.
(FYI - I got them for $8.66 with free shipping)

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UPDATE 8may2013
- I've been using these batteries for over a year now. I use these 2 and my original battery. I take lots of pictures (about 7000 a year) so I am changing the battery every month or so. (I don't use the pop up flash very much).

I still cannot find any difference between these and the original battery. All of them work very nicely.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on November 25, 2011
These are high performers and work as well as OEM. I use mine in tandem inside a extended battery grip and they seem to hold a charge for a long time - even with video. Highly recommended.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on September 27, 2011
They're not Canon's, but they act like it. The batteries may be generic but they hold a charge just as well as the Canon brand. I love them! They were a ton cheaper than the Canon batteries and I think I got a great deal here.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on September 2, 2012
I purchased these batteries in November of last year. Originally they worked great. But now in September of this year one battery is starting to fail. It holds a charge for only a short period of time then just dies while in use for only a short period of time in the camera. The original Canon battery is still working reliably while this battery dies quickly while being used.

So, they started out a great deal but you get what you pay for I guess. If you need reliable batteries for your Canon DSLR, try something else.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on February 8, 2012
I recently moved on from a Canon point & shoot to a Canon T3i and I was well aware how cameras eat up batteries. So, even before my T3i arrived, I searched for extra batteries and found these at an excellent price.

I've been using these batteries for a couple of weeks and find no appreciable difference between them and the Canon-brand battery. What's been great is the reassurance that I can keep taking pictures and quickly switch to a fresh battery when necessary. They feel as sturdy as the Canon-brand battery.

With both the Canon-brand and these replacement batteries, I've been able to take pictures for 1.5 hours straight (time dedicated to taking one picture after another and including short videos, with little or no breaks) before having to switch batteries, so no complaints on that front. I saw no discernible drop-off between the name brand and these replacement batteries on that front.

Finally, this replacement battery takes the same amount of time to re-charge as the Canon brand. I haven't timed it exactly but it's less than an hour.

I recommend these replacement batteries to anyone who wants the luxury of taking pictures/videos without regard to how much juice remains in their battery.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
After their initial charging and testing I accidentally left one in my camera when I went for an afternoon of video shoots. Only when I was at my desk later did I notice my Canon brand battery sitting on the chair. I shot everything powered by this generic battery.

Needless to say, they fit perfectly into the camera and into the charger. The charger is smart enough to know when they are fully charged, just as with the OEM batteries.

From all I have read about these generics my expectation is that they will only last for about a year. But until then I think they will be fine as both backup and primary batteries for my DSLRs. For the price they are still a huge value and a hefty savings over the Canon brand batteries (sorry Canon, but you are way overcharging for your OEM batteries).
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on November 18, 2011
These batteries work great! I got them really fast and they come in handy. The Canon brand of battery is way to expensive and this deal literally blows my mind, and it's even better because they don't suck.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 11, 2012
I'm really happy with these batteries. I use my t2i primarily for video production work, and these batteries work great. I feel that I am getting similar use times in the field with them, and it is great to have a pocket full of batteries for the same price as one official Canon battery. The only downside is they do not provide any warning as to when they are running out of juice, so the battery indicator will go from full to flashing red instantly. If you are shooting critical video work, pop in a fresh battery before the take, and just make a habit of changing your battery every hour or so since the batteries are so cheap. You don't want to lose the perfect take because your battery died. If you feel you can handle this minimal hassle, or if you aren't shooting unrepeatable work so a second take doesn't matter, then I highly recommend these.
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