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26-11-09, 12:42 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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I knew that you were refering to the 400D but it's a little disingenuous to quote that when it's hardly a like for like comparison. A non shipped battery at £54 or £5 is indeed a no brainer, but a chipped one at £50 or looky likey at £23 without any of the supporting features isn't.
You have an advanced camera which with lens, grip, and body is probably going to be worth around £2K and you're seriously quibbling about £75 ? and that's if you buy three which you can't actually use all at the same time, and the loss of the advanced battery features, plus you can't even use the original battery charger.
Now I think that's what I'd call a no brainer.
Sorry for missing your post Flake but better late than never eh?
I think you're missing my point here.
Firstly, if you go back to post #3 you'll see that I was comparing the price of a 400d compatible with an original. I never compared either of them with a chipped or 'lookey likey' LP-E6.
Secondly, I haven't 'quibbled' about £75. They are your words and your assumption.
Thirdly, if you go back and read post #6 you will see that I have no interest in non chipped 'lookey likeys' as you put it.
I clearly say at the end of the post that "I think it would be better to hang on until decent third party battery grips like the Targus arrive along with chipped compatibles."
Finally, the BG-E7 Battery Grip (for the 7D) is currently £180 at Warehouse Express, about an average price.
You tell me that Amazon are doing the original battery for about £50.
So 50X4 plus 180 would be around £380 for batteries and grip.
I reckon that when decent chipped compatibles turn up they'll cost around £20 a go.
An exact copy of the battery grip will cost about £80.Of course these are guestimates based on past experience but I don't think I'll be too far out.
So thats around £160 compared to £380.
A saving of £220 which could go towards a nice lens maybe ?
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