Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by jdmaccord, Feb 17, 2010.
i want to get an extra battery for my nikon d90. should i buy a nikon one or a 3rd party?
Found out about them on here, I'll never buy a genuine battery again
I tossed around the idea of using a 3rd party battery, read lots of reviews, and then decided that since I shoot for money a lot of the time that I better just get what I know works and deal with the extra cost.
For the price of one Canon OEM I can buy 6 3rd party batteries that are known to work great. Hmmmm....
Third parties work fine for me.
Based on my limited experience with them I would have to agree
This reasoning is completely flawed.
Plus, how would you know if third parties work or not if you've never tried them? For the price, it's worth the chance.
when i bought my d90 new, i bought a 2nd nikon battery with it from newegg.com.
$40 new. i haven't tried 3rd party makes
are all of your lenses canon? or do you have any tamron/sigma/tokina/etc? i would never pay the price for an oem battery when you can get a reliable name brand battery for 1/4 or less of the price. if your really that concerned with knowing they work, use them on a non critical shoot first before taking them on an important one, or if all the shoots you are doing are that critical you'll have a back up body anyways.
Yeap all Canon.
Wow the OEM price I paid was only twice as much as what the average 3rd party price on the net is. I walk into Mid West Photo and get them. (They also sell 3rd parties)
I was totally okay with trying them out and was stopped by most reviews pointing to them being hit or miss for one that rivals the OEM and secondly even if they were as good as OEM they stopped being so after about 3-6 months on average.
If I keep hearing good things about a particular brand then I'll try them. Batteries don't last forever you know
i used to use delkin batteries with my 1d2, i'm still looking for a good en-el4a battery.
I bought two 3rd party batteries on eBay when I got my D80. I rotate with one in the camera, one in my bag and one at home in a drawer. Going on two years and they all last the same amount of time. Never get the feeling 1/3 of the time that I am using the "good" battery.
I have 1 oem and 3 third party batteries from Ebay for my D50. All 4 work exactly the same
if i ever needed to expand beyond 2 batteries (second OEM one came in a fucking awesome deal with the grip) i would go with them. they seem to have a great reputation
Is your neckstrap Canon too?
Hehe, actually yes, but I don't have it on the camera often. Its very annoying in portrait and I'm on/off a tripod or its attached to my telescope often enough that its more of a tangle hazard than anything.
I don't like chance
Just give me what works, and don't have to think 2x about it ever again
I can understand that mentality for camera bodies, lenses, etc. but there are no mechanics to a battery. Its some cells in a plastic case with a couple contacts. It's not complex.
You can have 3 Sterlingtek BP-511 equivalents for what Amazon is charging for one genuine Canon AND the Sterlingtek batteries have a higher mAh (charging) capacity.
Hell who uses canon Filters? EVERY SINGLE review i've ever seen about filters says stay far away form Canon's. So what you're telling me is - the company in charge of building Jesus Christ's L glass cannot properly make an anti glare piece of nonsense to stick on the end of it AND is only company capable of making a battery?
From my experience Sterlingtek batteries are tip-top, but, ultimately the way you spend your money has no impact on me
This turned out a lot longer than I anticipated lol
The extra generic battery from Adorama for my T1i lasts about half as long as my OEM FWIW...
I'll give these guys a shot when I'm in the market though. Thanks!
Those sterlingtek batteries have been better than any of the Canon ones ive ever handled
i have 1 oem and 3 sterlingtek batteries also.
heehee - jesus christ's L glass
What does this have to do with the OP's question?