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A Good OEM Alternative, BUT.....you get what you pay for.
on May 1, 2013
I like these batteries. I bought six of them. The price, especially, was a relief when I incidentally had to purchase an overpriced, $90 Canon-branded battery from a local camera shop when I lost my one-and-only factory 60D battery on a paid shoot one day.
But they've gained a reputation amongst my crew. On a long shoot, we're always moving LP-E6 batteries on-and-off the chargers and distributing them to three different shooters. When I get "hit with a Wasabi" I sigh in a small amount of exasperation, because they're not as hardy or as accurate (at life prediction) as my pricier Canons. As such, we usually pre-charge a bunch of Wasabis and toss them in a Ziploc labeled 'charged' before a shoot, and let the Canon batteries, which hold up much better, do the rounds on the charger.
Why? Because the cycle time on these Wasabis isn't great, they don't last terribly long, and they don't give as much assurance of battery life when they are actually charged. STILL, they're cheap, they can be rotated on a bigger shoot, and they do the job.
I'm spoiled because I was forced to buy the Canon battery, and now have two that I can cycle back-and-forth on a day's shoot. For the rest of my crew, the Wasabis will do just fine.