Top critical review
After a few charging cycles, both batteries now only last for a few shots
on October 18, 2014
Value-wise, this was a winner! I was heading overseas and needed a couple of extra batteries to keep my T3i going strong while shooting stills & videos. Aside from the HUGELY annoying issue with not being able to get the batteries out of the charger (I resorted to using my original Canon charger until I finally saw another review that showed how to extract the battery from the charger), I was really pleased with thee at first, but after only around 10 charges, they stopped holding a charge. The green light would come on indicating the charging was complete, but I could only get a few shots off. At first I thought my camera had been damaged somehow as I could not get the Live View or display to go on at all, but I think it is just an issue with the batteries not taking a charge. I'm hoping that is the issue as it will be cheaper to replace a battery then repair my camera.