Over the last week of testing the Canon 6d I didn’t release I had only been using official Canon batteries. When I went to change one out last night I got a  “Communication with Canon LP-E6 battery is irregular”. I checked the battery in the Canon 5d mark III and the Canon 7d and both gave proper battery level indication with the same decoded battery. The 6d repeatedly brought up the same error with multiple decoded batteries.

I’ll do some more testing but it looks like Canon has found yet another way to block aftermarket batteries from giving proper indication. The batteries still work but the indicator reads empty, not a big deal, just another small disappointment to a camera that could be great.

Tags: , ,