3rd party batteries (specifically Canon LP-E8)

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3rd party batteries (specifically Canon LP-E8)
Apr 5, 2013

Hi all,

Looking to pick up 1 or 2 spare batteries for a trip to Disneyland next month for a Canon 650D and am seriously tempted by the cheaper 3rd party options out there.

It however appears that not all batteries are created equally and the original LP-E8 has a chip to communicate with the camera so that the battery level display works?

Therefore if anyone has tried any specific brands that have lasted well and also show the correct power levels, I would be very interested to hear.

Many Thanks,

Rich.

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