Forums > Photography Talk > Anyine still buy DSLR batteries from Sterlingtek?

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Steinberg Photo

Posts: 1184

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Looking for spare batteries for various Canon DSLR's. Is Sterlingtek still a reliable battery manuf? Anyone have a manuf that they would recommend?

May 19 13 11:31 am Link

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Let There Be Light

Posts: 7657

Los Angeles, California, US

Haven't used them in a few years but the batteries I got from them were just as good as the Canon originals at a great price.

May 19 13 12:46 pm Link

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Robb Mann

Posts: 11347

Baltimore, Maryland, US

Never bought from them, but ive had 3rd party batteries die sudden & mysterious deaths before. Stickin with OEM.

May 20 13 04:00 pm Link

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o k u t a k e

Posts: 4660

New York, New York, US

OEM batteries are generally way overpriced. They're all just batteries. That's not to say there's not a large number of rip-off 3rd party batteries out there. I've purchased a number of batteries from Sterlingtek and they've equaled or out performed their OEM counterparts. I've also purchased a large number of cheap-o-batteries off Ebay and generally have had very good luck. Some last longer than others or hold charge better, others don't. If you want to play it safe, but still not pay OEM prices, buy 3rd party batteries from reputable dealers like B&H or Adorama. Sometimes you can find Amazon reviews on batteries they sell too.

My Fuji X100 eats batteries for lunch so I like to keep around 3 spares in my pocket. It would have cost me over $100 for the OEM's, but I paid $20 for 4 off brand and they last about as long as the OEM batteries and have been for 2 years so far.

May 20 13 07:32 pm Link