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1Dx battery?
« on: November 18, 2012, 05:12:17 PM »
Anybody found a decent 3rd party battery yet? Or do they all lack communication with the camera?

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Re: 1Dx battery?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2012, 05:23:18 PM »
Spend $6800 on a camera.  Power it with a knock-off that may not be manufactured with proper QC, may lack safety circuitry, etc., to save perhaps $50, less than 1% of the cost of the camera. Yeah, that makes sense...   ???
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Re: 1Dx battery?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2012, 06:48:39 PM »
Surfer I've tried 2 different types and both did not communicate despite promises by the suppliers to the contrary.

Neuro, I completely understand the rationale behind your comment but I've used 3rd party batteries in all my bodies without a single issue, the issue is that OEM batteries for any camera are completely overpriced, not that non OEM's are cheap, they are probably the right price, if I can get a battery in the UK at £30-40 that works instead of £140-150 for the Canon one then I'll take it. I've seen some listed as low as £13 but I know what the likely outcome is.

I should add I've never had the need to use a 2nd battery on a shoot, LP-E4N has pretty good life.
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Re: 1Dx battery?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2012, 06:54:25 PM »
Spend $6800 on a camera.  Power it with a knock-off that may not be manufactured with proper QC, may lack safety circuitry, etc., to save perhaps $50, less than 1% of the cost of the camera. Yeah, that makes sense...   ???
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Re: 1Dx battery?
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2012, 07:13:40 PM »
Go n get the genuine ones... N never look back
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Re: 1Dx battery?
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2012, 07:42:02 PM »
I'm with neuro.
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Re: 1Dx battery?
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2012, 08:19:47 PM »
Surfer I've tried 2 different types and both did not communicate despite promises by the suppliers to the contrary.

Neuro, I completely understand the rationale behind your comment but I've used 3rd party batteries in all my bodies without a single issue, the issue is that OEM batteries for any camera are completely overpriced, not that non OEM's are cheap, they are probably the right price, if I can get a battery in the UK at £30-40 that works instead of £140-150 for the Canon one then I'll take it. I've seen some listed as low as £13 but I know what the likely outcome is.

I should add I've never had the need to use a 2nd battery on a shoot, LP-E4N has pretty good life.

You need to play your cards right - batteries are the kinds of things that retailers throw in for free when you negotiate discounts.
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Re: 1Dx battery?
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2012, 08:25:21 PM »
I've bought a used camera for parts that was melted down by a third party li-on battery.  Obviously, its not a common thing, but I'm really doubting that those Chinese manufacturers will replace your 1D X if it happens.

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Re: 1Dx battery?
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2012, 08:42:37 PM »
Go n get the genuine ones... N never look back

I've tried this, but how do you parallel park?

Back when 5D II batteries were $100+ and 3rd party batteries (who is the 2nd party?) were terrible, I bought a 7D for 3 reasons.  Back-up body, Sports body, AND 2nd factory battery with factory charger.  3 years later, the 5D2 has been replaced with a 5D3, but I have never run out of battery. How does this help you?  I don't know.

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Re: 1Dx battery?
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2012, 12:00:59 AM »
In this economy, every little thing counts...trust me, I'm with you on that.  A lot of expenditures in life we may be able to cut corners on and tighten our belts.  Not with electronics in general and DSLRs (to some, it's a serious hobby...to others, it's a profession) in particular.  IMHO, the savings outweigh the possible damage that will not be covered by any warranty.  Those 2 reasons (damage and lack of coverage) would not make me sleep well using an aftermarket battery.

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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2012, 12:33:43 AM »

Back when 5D II batteries were $100+ and 3rd party batteries (who is the 2nd party?) ...
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Re: 1Dx battery?
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2012, 01:03:02 AM »
Surfer I've tried 2 different types and both did not communicate despite promises by the suppliers to the contrary.

Neuro, I completely understand the rationale behind your comment but I've used 3rd party batteries in all my bodies without a single issue, the issue is that OEM batteries for any camera are completely overpriced, not that non OEM's are cheap, they are probably the right price, if I can get a battery in the UK at £30-40 that works instead of £140-150 for the Canon one then I'll take it. I've seen some listed as low as £13 but I know what the likely outcome is.

I should add I've never had the need to use a 2nd battery on a shoot, LP-E4N has pretty good life.

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Re: 1Dx battery?
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2012, 01:05:13 AM »
Go n get the genuine ones... N never look back

I've tried this, but how do you parallel park?

Back when 5D II batteries were $100+ and 3rd party batteries (who is the 2nd party?) were terrible, I bought a 7D for 3 reasons.  Back-up body, Sports body, AND 2nd factory battery with factory charger.  3 years later, the 5D2 has been replaced with a 5D3, but I have never run out of battery. How does this help you?  I don't know.

oh ok... looking back not a sin

just grab the original ones for something u have invested heavily or may be just me
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Re: 1Dx battery?
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2012, 05:30:03 AM »
Spend $6800 on a camera.  Power it with a knock-off that may not be manufactured with proper QC, may lack safety circuitry, etc., to save perhaps $50, less than 1% of the cost of the camera. Yeah, that makes sense...   ???

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Re: 1Dx battery?
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2012, 05:24:32 PM »
Just looking to see if there were any good options. There are plenty for some of the older cameras and I've had zero problems with the ones I purchased for my 30D.

That said the LP-4EN does have great life but when I begin shooting with the 1Dx in 37 degree water for 2 hours on end it will drain much faster than I'd like.

And apologies that I'm a college graduate looking for a job who shoots surfing which sadly pays next to nothing. Busted my butt to save up for the 1Dx and am working hard to get enough for a housing.

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« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2012, 05:24:32 PM »