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Old Mar 24, 2011, 3:29 AM   #1
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Default How to Recognize Canon 60D US vs European battery?

Hello folks, I'm back after a while.

Last week add to my DSLR collection a Canon brand DSLR...this time a 60D with only ONE lens a 1,4 50mm USM "Normal" (x1.6 crop = 80mm half telephoto) + Hoya Pro1 Digital 58mm filter & a Generic metal lens hood. Please, want to know 100% which battery got it...if some one photographed both batteries (US vs European one?), & which is the best LCD display protector that I can buy...matte/anti glare...factory cut for the newer 3x2 display.

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Old Mar 25, 2011, 7:43 AM   #2
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60D uses an LP-E6 Li-Ion battery, the same as 5DMkII and 7D cameras.
you can get either a Canon one:
http://www.cameramia.co.il/ViewProdu...rc=zap&ID=1843

or a cheaper 3rd party one:
http://www.tphoto.co.il/Product.asp?...ff=Zap&lang=he

don't know about the screen protectors - never used them.
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Old Mar 25, 2011, 11:00 AM   #3
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Does the 5D2 take the same battery as the 5DC then? I thought they were different.....
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5D classic (and 20D - 50D) take BP-511A battery
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Can't answer your question, but got one for you: Are you still using your Nikon D300?
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Can't answer your question, but got one for you: Are you still using your Nikon D300?
Hello my dear Buddy,

No more gave it to my third daughter, that learn Photography & arts...here in Tel Aviv. Now I'm using my last acquisition a Canon 60D + my Sony FF a900.

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Referring to the original question, I don't believe it matters as Canon batteries aren't "smart". Nikon ones are, which seems to produce more problems than it solves, as if you use Nikon you're pretty well tied to their own brand of batteries. I use four different brands in my various Canon DSLRs and they all work perfectly, whether individually in the camera or paired up in the grip.

The only "disadvantage" of Canon battery usage over Nikon is that with Canon all batteries in circuit are used in parallel and all run down at the same rate, whereas with Nikon each battery is recognised separately and addressed separately, so you can run one down whilst not touching the other. Sounds theoretically better until you stop and think about it.
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Referring to the original question, I don't believe it matters as Canon batteries aren't "smart". Nikon ones are, which seems to produce more problems than it solves, as if you use Nikon you're pretty well tied to their own brand of batteries. I use four different brands in my various Canon DSLRs and they all work perfectly, whether individually in the camera or paired up in the grip.

The only "disadvantage" of Canon battery usage over Nikon is that with Canon all batteries in circuit are used in parallel and all run down at the same rate, whereas with Nikon each battery is recognized separately and addressed separately, so you can run one down whilst not touching the other. Sounds theoretically better until you stop and think about it.
Hello my dear Buddy,

OK...accepted...don't intend to add any more Canon or Generic battery, what I got satisfied my barely use of newer "Toy"...as have another 4 DSLR. Thanks for your expertise explication, appreciated a lot!.

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I run the japanese wasbi power batteries in the 60d and they work well. Not problems what so ever.

With the lcd protector, since the 60D has the swivel you can not use a glass one, as the screen may not park correctly. I use a thick plastic film one that I got in HK. It was design for the 60D and includes the top lcd protector also.
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