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- July 25, 2007 at 6:12 PM #44937AnonymousInactive
On ebay you can buy batteries for the GL2 for a fraction (20%) of the regular Canon batteries. Does anybody have experience with these batteries? Are they good? Will they work? Are they a scam? Might they damage the camera?
- September 1, 2007 at 11:47 AM #187556AnonymousInactive
Since nobody mentioned an answer to this (and mods, maybe there’s a better category for this thread to be moved to?), I’ll throw in my experience.
Generally speaking, I love those cheap Ebay batteries. I bought three of the super high capacity units for my GL-2, and I have absolutely no complaints about them whatsoever. They don’t hold as much of a charge for quite as long as the authentic Canon batteries, but frankly, the price difference more than makes up for that. I got three brand new batteries for less than the cost of one authentic Canon battery in the next smaller size.
That being said, I bought a cheapo ebay charger once, and I was very unhappy with it. And of course, never buy a used camcorder that you can’t physically touch and inspect, unless you’re only buying it for the parts. It’s a bad idea. So, for those of you keeping score:
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As far as other stuff, play it by ear and use common sense. Filters, wind screens, accessories in general are probably safe to buy. I avoid stuff like microphones, because they can be sensitive. Tripods are a toss-up for me, because on one hand, what reason could anyone have for selling a bogen 503 head on a nice set of sticks unless something was wrong with it. But on the other hand, it’s probably still at least as functional as the crappy $100 tripods I see too many people buying.
- September 28, 2007 at 3:18 PM #187557AnonymousInactive
Many thanks 9belatedly) for your valuable reply about batteries on E-bay.
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