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10/12/2007 05:39:49 AM · #1
I've had a look at the compatibility list which B&H links to on the battery which it lists as an accessoire for the 40D (the BP-511A). Canon's page lists both the 40D and the Rebel XT. Does that mean that the BP-511A also works for the Rebel? And, does that mean I can keep my old Rebel batteries (BP-2LH) for the 40D?
10/12/2007 06:21:29 AM · #2
you have the rebel XT don't you? Not the plain rebel that was the 300d? The 350D takes NB-2L batteries i think (same as 400d).

The 40d one is a different shape- it has that weird hump effect to it, the rebel batteries are more rounded.

In essence, I don't think it would work.
10/12/2007 06:40:25 AM · #3
I use the 350D Rebel XT for work and I own the 40D, the battery shapes are different. The 40D uses the BP-511A and this may also work with the XT but I don't think the reverse is true.
10/12/2007 08:14:10 AM · #4
The original digital Rebel (the 300D) does use the same battery as the 40D. The one that came with the 40D had a slightly higher mAh rating than the one that came with my 300D, but they are interchangeable. You are probably out of luck with the 350D or 400D

Message edited by author 2007-10-12 08:15:37.
10/12/2007 08:29:23 AM · #5
I don't think it will work. Because of size.

BP-514
55.10 x 38.20 x 21.00 (mm)
Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
Capacity: 1300mAh; Voltage: 7.4V
1 Year Warranty

BP-2LH
Dark Grey, 45.00 x 33.30 x 16.00 (mm)
Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
Capacity: 570mAh; Voltage: 7.4V
1 Year Warranty

The BP-514 battery seems to be 10.10 x 4.90 x 5.00 (mm) larger in size suggesting that the battery would be loose and loose contact.

Message edited by author 2007-10-12 08:29:56.
10/12/2007 08:50:54 AM · #6
Okay, thanks guys. I wonder why Canon lists them in this way.

Well, I called the thread title 40D accessoires rather than batteries.
Has someone got an explanation why the BG-E2 is cheaper than the BG-E2N?
10/12/2007 08:51:50 AM · #7
Because the BG-E2N is the one designed for the 40D and fits it better than the BG-E2.
10/13/2007 12:28:00 AM · #8
Originally posted by Delta_6:

Because the BG-E2N is the one designed for the 40D and fits it better than the BG-E2.


NO Its about the same battery grip, the difference is its weather resistant as is the 40D otherwise pretty much the same...
10/13/2007 05:04:58 AM · #9
I concede that it has some weatherproofing. But the guys at the camera store I got it from had tried both on their display 40D and they said the N model fitted better.
10/13/2007 08:48:54 AM · #10
Battery grip comparison.
10/13/2007 10:38:33 AM · #11
I just noticed that I wrote my question the wrong way around. On amazon, the new grip is actually cheaper than the old one.
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