Need new battery for 5D (BP511A) - Do I get Canon brand ???

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flyboybct New Member • Posts: 22
Need new battery for 5D (BP511A) - Do I get Canon brand ???

My batteries for my 5D all died... I need two new ones. The Canon branded BP511A is over $55. Anyone have any experience with non-Canon brands, like Adorama? I could save a bundle... Do they last as long?

thanks,

Howard

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Saturoldan Regular Member • Posts: 247
Re: Need new battery for 5D (BP511A) - Do I get Canon brand ???

Hi!

I got to myself two of those for a 50D grip and to tell you the truth, the original Canon is a spare now. I use them for my IR barrier shots of wild animals in winter cold nights and they are like new!

http://www.phottixstore.com/store/phottix-bp-511a.html

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flyboybct OP New Member • Posts: 22
Re: Need new battery for 5D (BP511A) - Do I get Canon brand ???

Thanks, not sure about the shipping times, I need it by next Wednesday for a photo trip...

Howard

Saturoldan Regular Member • Posts: 247
Re: Need new battery for 5D (BP511A) - Do I get Canon brand ???

Then it´s not your option. Mine ones took over 15 days. But there are Phottix batteries at shops too. I have tested other "second" brands but they didn´t perform well.

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GHwell Senior Member • Posts: 1,943
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I can tell no difference I have had them from the time I got the cameras new

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gdanmitchell Veteran Member • Posts: 7,730
Re: Need new battery for 5D (BP511A) - Do I get Canon brand ???

flyboybct wrote:

My batteries for my 5D all died... I need two new ones. The Canon branded BP511A is over $55. Anyone have any experience with non-Canon brands, like Adorama? I could save a bundle... Do they last as long?

I have a 5D and a 5D2. I had excellent experience with the Sterlingtek 5D batteries. I own several - they have been reliable and provided as much power as the Canon batteries.

(I bought several of the Sterlingtek 5D2 batteries - which are not the BP511A type that you are getting. I had terrible luck with them. Two were DOA and the other holds only a fraction of the expected charge. I will stick to Canon batteries for the 5D2 .)

Dan

flyboybct OP New Member • Posts: 22
Re: Need new battery for 5D (BP511A) - Do I get Canon brand ???

ok, just ordered two of the SterlingTek's at Amazon for $30 including faster shipping. Will give it a try...
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DavidSvensson Senior Member • Posts: 1,374
ebay

FWIW, in 2007 I bought some spare 5D (mk I) non-canon batteries on ebay from a chinese seller. Those have worked well, and also have a considerably higher mAh capacity and last correspondingly longer when shooting.

Of a total of 2 canon original batteries from 2006, 1 is still working
Of a total of 4 non-canon batteries from 2007, 3 are still working

David

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