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Hey everyone,

I've received a lot of good information from this section before so I'm back to ask another question!

I'm looking to get a hold of a couple extra batteries for my T3i before I head overseas in a couple weeks and was wondering if anyone had suggestions on particular brands/manufacturers. I've looked all over Amazon and there are a lot of different ones offered. Some that are even 2 for 6 bucks, which makes me immediately doubt their quality.

Anyway could someone with a T2i/T3i or a camera that uses the LP-E8 battery pack give me some advice on where to find some decent aftermarket backups?

Thus far I've found this and most of the reviews seem pretty positive:

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Maximal-DB-CAN-LP-E8-Replacement/product-reviews/B003ENIC6E/ref=cm_cr_pr_btm_link_2?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&pageNumber=2&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending"]Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Maximal Power DB CAN LP-E8 Replacement Li-Ion Battery for Canon LP-E8, Canon EOS Rebel 550D T2i Kiss X4 DSLR Camera (White)[/ame]

Thanks in advance!

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Something you will quickly find out is that if something has Canon written on the side it will cost exponentially more. And that's not necessarily due to quality. I bought two batteries + battery qrip for my t2i and the total wasn't even $50. It's almost indistinguishable from the canon version.

I would strongly suggest getting this.
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Opteka-Vertical-Extended-Capacity-Batteries/dp/B004ARY09Q/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1304804277&sr=8-9"]Amazon.com: Opteka Battery Pack Grip / Vertical Shutter Release for Canon EOS Digital Rebel T2i (550D) and T3i (600D) Digital SLR Cameras with 2 Extra LP-E8 Extended Life High Capacity Batteries: Camera & Photo[/ame]

Make sure to get a charger for those batteries though, the canon brand charger that came with your camera can damage those.
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/EOS-Rebel-Digital-Battery-adapters/dp/B004NEH03E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1304804340&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital Camera Battery Charger (110/220v with Car & EU adapters) - Replacement Charger for Canon LP-E8 Battery -: Camera & Photo[/ame]
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battery is usually something a lot of people wont cheap out on just for safety reasons... there is one or two popular 3rd party brands that some people do go to if they really do want a 3rd party battery but i forgot which it is... i know its not opteka tho xD
 
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I too would not trust anything 3rd party when it comes to the battery. Just me though.
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Originally Posted by iandroo888;13420529 
battery is usually something a lot of people wont cheap out on just for safety reasons... there is one or two popular 3rd party brands that some people do go to if they really do want a 3rd party battery but i forgot which it is... i know its not opteka tho xD

Actually, Sterlingtek and Opteka are the two names I hear a lot when recc'ing third party batteries. I use Opteka myself and find they work very well.
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never heard opteka.. heard their grips were pretty good.. and YAH ! STERLINGTEK ! lol
 
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I wouldn't cheap out on your batteries man...
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I had Opteka batteries for my T1i and 20D. Lasted just as long as the original Canon ones.
    
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