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Should I buy an original manufacturer battery, or is a generic brand OK?

I need another LP-E5 type battery for my Canon 450D. Should I buy an original Canon battery or one of the many generic brands available? There are loads of cheapos on eBay, for example. I should add ...
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Are any generic/off-brand ink cartridges a good deal in terms of cost and quality?

One of the big costs of ink-jet printing at home is the ink. A quick visit to google shows that there are plenty of companies out there willing to sell ink cartridges and refills for the major ...
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What are the problems with using generic LP-E6 batteries with a 5D/7D (if any)?

I've got a 7D with the LP-E6 battery that came with it, but would like to get some spares (along with a battery grip) With my previous camera (450D) I used generic batteries (and generic grip) and ...
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Can I replace an 1100 mAh battery with a 1500mAh one?

I've got a Canon EOS camera that takes a BP-511 battery. The specs on the battery are 7.4V and 1100mAh. The battery is dead and I want to buy a replacement, but I'm looking at a third party battery, ...
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Kenko extension tubes or no name tubes?

I'm planning to buy extension tubes for my Canon 50mm f1.8 lens. I found Kenko for about $150 but then again there are the others which are going for about $10 or less which does not mention of a ...
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What does "OEM" mean in the context of camera equipment?

I've often heard people refer to some camera gear or parts as "OEM". For example from this site, lenses, flashes, and batteries. What does this actually mean?
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How accurate are cheap hotshoe bubble levels?

It's been suggested to get a hot-shoe bubble level for use with a ballhead tripod, when the camera doesn't offer a digital level (and the tripod head doesn't have its own). Name brand levels, like ...
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Will a third-party tripod mount collar hold my lens securely?

I have lost the tripod mounting ring for my Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS USM. It is very expensive to replace it with an original one [about £140.00 as of May 2012]. I have noticed that there exist ...
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What aftermarket batteries for Fujifilm FinePix X100?

I want to get a spare battery for my Fujifilm FinePix X100. It takes the Fuji NP-95 rechargeable battery. These are very hard to find; aftermarket brands are much more common. I'm hesitant to put an ...
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What makes a brand lens hood better than a no brand one?

I still use my Nikon D80 and it's 18-135 ED-IF F/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX kit lens but it's hood got broken in the locking part so I decided to buy some non brand one. It doesn't have any name on it but it ...
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Can I use generic flash tubes for studio strobes?

My flash tube in my Elinchrom Style 600RX burned, and I am looking for a new flash tube for it. It is hard to find them in stock anywhere. I was wondering if I can just get another brand, or some ...
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What is the brand and model of this button camera?

Does anyone know the brand and model of this button camera? Any help would be highly appreciated.
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Generic battery advice for Sony's NP-FW50 [duplicate]

I bought a new battery for my camera assuming that it would be enough to be compatible, in Sony terms "NP-FW50". Though I think the generic is better than the original: Generic: 7.4V, 1950mAh, 14.4Wh ...
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