Craftsman70

Joined on Jan 10, 2020

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Aberaeron: These must surely have been proper counterfeit products made to look like and sold as genuine Canon original equipment?

Otherwise there are plenty of branded products that are 'suitable for' Canon cameras and they generally perform well and safely. There's a whole lot of "may be" and negative speculation in the statement above that is disingenuous in light of many millions of off-brand batteries in regular use worldwide.
Canon should, of course, protect its trade mark. However it could do so without the negative propaganda that makes them sound rather silly. It's like saying 'If Aunty had balls she'd be Uncle'.

@chriswy, it may be just those particular 3rd party batteries. After all, we don't know the standards of the various 3rd party companies (or even if they have standards)... heck, we don't even know if a particular 3rd party company makes their own batteries or sources them from whoever is making them cheaper when they need to order more stock.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2020 at 19:04 UTC
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Aberaeron: These must surely have been proper counterfeit products made to look like and sold as genuine Canon original equipment?

Otherwise there are plenty of branded products that are 'suitable for' Canon cameras and they generally perform well and safely. There's a whole lot of "may be" and negative speculation in the statement above that is disingenuous in light of many millions of off-brand batteries in regular use worldwide.
Canon should, of course, protect its trade mark. However it could do so without the negative propaganda that makes them sound rather silly. It's like saying 'If Aunty had balls she'd be Uncle'.

The problem with 3rd party branded batteries is how does anyone know if the 3rd party branded battery that you are buying is actually from the original 3rd party? After all, if there are counterfeit Canon batteries, then why not counterfeit XYZ brand?

As for OEM battery cost, yes, they are probably over priced for what they do but they aren't for what they cover. After all, if an OEM battery fails and destroys your camera, chances are the OEM will fix the camera and replace the battery. What happens when a 3rd party battery fails? They may replace your battery but I haven't seen any say they will fix the camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2020 at 22:24 UTC
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