A&P how do you guys store extra batteries?

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  1. RoudyruffKK

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    i'm going on vacation in a few weeks and want to buy a couple OEM batteries. i may be picking up a grip tomorrow or some time early next week but in case i do not pick up the grip how do you store your extra batteries? if i buy from an AD like adorama or BH do they come with battery trays? any company make battery holders kind of like with the AAA battery holders?
     
  2. MSIGuy

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    You're talking about carrying extra batteries for your camera, not AA's right?

    I carry them in a pocket in my camera bag, just kinda rattling around. You don't need some special holder for them, they're just fucking batteries.

    I do have holders for AA's though, because having 36 AA's rattling around in a camera bag sucks way more than 1 or 2 camera batteries rattling around.

    BTW: You can get 3rd party SterlingTek batteries for about $10 each that will perform just as good, most of the time even better than Canon's $80 OEM ones. Save that money for a 200 f/2 or a 600 f/4 or something.
     
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    yea canon 511a batteries .... it doesn't do any damage to the contacts with them moving around in a bag?
     
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    The contacts are recessed a little bit, I obviously wouldn't throw them in a pocket with a bunch of metal shavings or lose change or something, but I've never had a problem with them shorting out.
     
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    that's good to know. any experience with aftermarket batteries? or do you guys usually go OEM?
     
  6. MSIGuy

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    I've owned probably half a dozen SterlingTek batteries between my 400D and 40D and 2 Canon OEM's--the one that came with each camera.

    The only differences I have noticed is that my SterlingTek's last significantly longer; sometimes almost double. Also the SterlingTek's are a slightly ugly army green color when placed next to the OEM's. That being said, the batteries in my camera right now are SterlingTek's and my OEM is sitting as a backup in my bag.
     
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    :bowdown: http://www.sterlingtek.com/twocabp18bap.html 2 batteries for only around $24, i'm glad i asked :bowdown:
     
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    bookmarked :cool:
     

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