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This will not be a problem. Milliamp-hours are a rating of the capacity of the battery (metaphorically, the size of the gas tank), and having extra won't cause any harm. (Basically, it's how long the power will last, not how strong it is.) It's possible but unlikely that cost-cutting in the battery may have other, more problematic issues, but many people use ...


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Expensive bubble levels are quite accurate and display an independent level for each axis. While the cost is certainly low to manufacture, there is a higher cost to getting consistent quality control. The accuracy of cheap bubble levels is not very accurate. They sometimes do not even have the bubbles parallel to the base of the hot-shoe! It seems like such ...


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I've always bought both OEM and 3rd party batteries in the past to compare and see what is a better value. The answer to this question does vary a bit depending on what 3rd party/generic battery in particular that you are talking about. Some perform better, some worse. I personally use the Amazon reviews as a signal to how many people have had success or ...


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So, unfortunately, this is complicated, because as often as not people mean something different from the original sense, and you kind of have to guess from context. The term means original equipment manufacturer — a company that makes components. As you probably know, nothing complicated these days is built all in one factory. And, in fact, not all of the ...


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I use MaximalPower LP-E6 batteries in my 7D and 5DII. They function exactly the same in every respect as the Canon LP-E6 batteries that came with the cameras. They charge on the same charger, the camera reads the serial # in the battery, and displays the charge level, number of shots, recharge performance, and remembers the date and charge state the last ...


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The "best" answer to this question appears to be changing with time - possibly due to changing market factors. As of mid 2015 the clones (based on a small but non zero sample of a few brands) seem to be getting worse. Short: Clone batteries typically have a somewhat higher early failure rate and generally decline in capacity faster than originals. Clone ...


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I am a generic battery user and have had great experiences with them, but I would caution that you have to do some homework and know what you are buying. Some budget battery manufactures have better quality control than others, so read reviews of the manufactures and stick with the more popular sellers. The other thing to watch out for is that recently ...


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Calibrating an El-cheapo-junko brand level: Place level in one alignment on a flat board on an about flat level surface with camera siting square and flat on board. Board is a reference plan which you are going to rotate 180 degrees while keeping it paralllel to true local levelness. Note bubble position. Rotate whole camera setup 180 degrees by rotating ...


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Tough to answer authoritatively because of the wide range of quality from various vendors. I can only give my own experience: I've been using a third-party (eBay/no-name) tripod ring for my 70-200 f/2.8 (NON-IS) for a number of years (I believe this is size 'B' which is slightly smaller than what's needed for the 70-200 2.8 IS). It seems reasonably sturdy ...


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When asking questions like this it helps all concerned to provide as much information as you have available. Had you done so one possible answer would have been immediately obvious. ie If you ask the owner he may well tell you Here is his Facebook page - Jonathan Novick Here are 5 of his you tube videos And **a related article on using that camera **


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Most likely yes - of the firing voltage is the same . I tried to find it for the 24029 but no luck . Anyway you don't wanna do this . The pulse duration will be different most likely, also it is not really guaranteed that the power setting will work correctly any more . You have a very nice flash head why would you want other then the original part .


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I and others have answered those questions fairly well here -> Should I buy an original manufacturer battery, or is a generic brand OK?. I just looked through my prior answer and I think it covers the subject fairly comprehensively. A couple of specific points related to your questions: (1) Clone batteries often claim higher or much higher mAh capacities ...


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You may want to consider the answers to this similar question: How can I attach a lens without a collar to a tripod?


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I bought a Sony DSC-P7 digital camera in 2001. In 2010 the original batteries were shot (Li-ion batteries slowly die over time, no matter what). I bought cheap aftermarket batteries as a replacement. After just a few uses, the camera stopped working. Was it the batteries? I'll never know. I will say that I'm sticking to OEM in the future. I'd rather spend ...


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