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bml
[GL2] Canon battery packs vs. third-party brands?
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on Feb 2, 2006 at 5:27:26 am

What is the consensus on purchasing Canon brand spare battery packs vs. third-party brands?

I want to get a BP-945, but $100 is asking a bit much... Does anyone have experience with a cheaper, good quality alternative?


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Ralph Hajik
Re: [GL2] Canon battery packs vs. third-party brands?
on Feb 2, 2006 at 4:43:52 pm

BML,
I have two BP-945 batteries and I'm very happy with them. One will last all day, but it's nice to have a spare just in case.

Ralph Hajik



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bml
Re: [GL2] Canon battery packs vs. third-party brands?
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on Feb 2, 2006 at 4:46:50 pm

Thanks for the response, but are your batteries official Canon brand or from a different third-party compnay?


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Ralph Hajik
Re: [GL2] Canon battery packs vs. third-party brands?
on Feb 2, 2006 at 4:57:41 pm

Hi BML,

I bought them from Canon and I use them on my Canon GL2.

Ralph Hajik
Westmont, IL
Canon GL2



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TheBtrain
Re: [GL2] Canon battery packs vs. third-party brands?
on Feb 12, 2006 at 2:41:48 am

Hi bml,

I use a BP-945 (genuine Canon) and also 2 generic branded batteries. They are marked as BP-941 (ass in China, made in Japan) and are 5500mAh which is larger than the BP-945. I have had no problems whatsoever with them.

Let me know if you have any more questions

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bml
Re: [GL2] Canon battery packs vs. third-party brands?
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on Feb 12, 2006 at 2:44:15 am

Great, thanks a lot... I actually just went ahead and purchased a no-name BP-941 yesterday.


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Ralph Hajik
Re: [GL2] Canon battery packs vs. third-party brands?
on Feb 12, 2006 at 2:49:39 am

BML,

What's the price difference between the BP-945 and the BP-941 battery?

Ralph Hajik



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bml
Re: [GL2] Canon battery packs vs. third-party brands?
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on Feb 12, 2006 at 2:55:42 am

Pretty substantial difference... the BP-941 is about $50, and the official BP-945 is $100+.

http://www.sabahoceanic.com/detail.aspx?ID=64

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00007E7JY/sr=8-1/qid=1139712917/ref=pd_bb...


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Peter Ralph
Re: [GL2] Canon battery packs vs. third-party brands?
on Feb 18, 2006 at 1:23:15 am

here in Denver FilmVideo stocks dozens of batteries for rental units. They are also a canon&sony service center and make their own (excellent) battery belts. Their techs insist that the no-name brands don't meet oem specs and the canon & sony are better value over the long haul. My own(more limited) experience supports that view.


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TheBtrain
Re: [GL2] Canon battery packs vs. third-party brands?
on Feb 12, 2006 at 2:56:56 am

Mine cost A$100 which is about US$74. Probably cheaper in the states I'd say.

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