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Canon CPM-E4 8 AA Battery Magazine for Battery Pack CP-E4

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The Canon CPM-E is the standard battery tray that comes supplied with the CP-E Battery Pack. It holds 8 AA batteries.

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CanonCPM-E4 8 AA Battery Magazine
 
4.4

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (8)
  • Reliable (8)
  • Solid construction (5)
  • Fast charge (3)
  • Long-lasting (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (7)
    • Digital photography (6)
    • Photography (5)
    • Portrait photography (5)
    • Travel (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Lifesaver for the long shoots!

    I shoot some long hours and having the battery pack is great for your confidence. I've only once run my battery pack down, but having the magazine preloaded so I can just swap it...Read complete review

    I shoot some long hours and having the battery pack is great for your confidence. I've only once run my battery pack down, but having the magazine preloaded so I can just swap it out in a few seconds makes the cost pretty well worth it!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Brittle Plastic tabs Break

    I have owned four of these inserts; the original that came with the pack; one that Canon replaced for me (because of the breaking tabs); and two others that I have purchased...Read complete review

    I have owned four of these inserts; the original that came with the pack; one that Canon replaced for me (because of the breaking tabs); and two others that I have purchased myself (both of these, as well, suffered from the battery hold-down tabs breaking off).
    The only one that has stood the test of time (almost two years from date of purchase) has been the original one that came with the battery pack itself.
    However, being a working Wedding Photographer, I must rely on having dependable backup equipment. Often, after the tabs break, the insert is incapable of holding all eight batterys in without one or more of them falling out during a battery change. Unacceptable.
    Long story short ... I've given up on the CP-E4 Battery system all together and have gone to Quantum.
    I own two of the CP-E4's predecessors, the CP-E3 series battery packs so had high hopes for the CP-E4 Pack.
    If Canon can do something about the breaking battery tabs, I'd be happy to return to using the Pack.

    Reviewed by 17 customers

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    5.0

    Lightweight, compact and reliable

    By isebear

    from Marysville, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Install
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Digital Photography
      • Photography
      • Portrait Photography
      • Travel

      Comments about Canon CPM-E4 8 AA Battery Magazine:

      easy to use, lightweight, compact and quick interchange with user device

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Fits and works fine

      By mr.software

      from Tennessee

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Digital Photography

          Comments about Canon CPM-E4 8 AA Battery Magazine:

          Glad to have found this, otherwise my battery pack would have been useless. The plastic prongs finally broke off the original magazine, likely due to becoming brittle from heat. Anyway, glad to have this replacement. Works and fits fine. Just too bad it is needed at all.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great

          By Michael DeMaria

          from Rochester, NY

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Install
          • Solid Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Digital Photography

            Comments about Canon CPM-E4 8 AA Battery Magazine:

            Works great, very handy to have a spare pre-loaded magazine for your battery pack. Kudos to Canon for providing a hard plastic cover so the batteries stay in place when the magazine is getting tossed around in your camera bag.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            easy to change...

            By Kii

            from Edmonton, AB

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Install
            • Fast Recharge
            • Long-Lasting
            • Reliable
            • Solid Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Back Up
              • Portrait Photography
              • Travel

              Comments about Canon CPM-E4 8 AA Battery Magazine:

              when I need extra power, changing is very easy.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Fast Reload of Power

              By VDF

              from Miami, FL

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Digital Photography
                • Photography

                Comments about Canon CPM-E4 8 AA Battery Magazine:

                If you push your flash and drain batteries like crazy, this is a must. Reload power without losing time and risk losing the moment. For wedding photography and event photography is a must. You obviously require the CP-E4 Battery Pack.

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                • No

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                5.0

                By the time I need to change batteries..

                By dk photo

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Install
                • Fast Recharge
                • Reliable
                • Solid Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon CPM-E4 8 AA Battery Magazine:

                    by the time I need to change batteries, every little
                    time and effort saved is welcome. Out with discharged and in with the fresh batch....CLICK - DONE!!!
                    this is a must!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Essential to have loaded with the CP-E4

                    By mark2k7

                    from San Jose, CA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon CPM-E4 8 AA Battery Magazine:

                          You should have several of these for use with the CP-E4. Downside is they are silly expensive.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Time saver

                          By Cheryl

                          from Northeast, PA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Install
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Back Up
                            • Photography
                            • Portrait Photography
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Canon CPM-E4 8 AA Battery Magazine:

                            Saves time reloading batteries, sometimes every second counts! Not as poorly constructed a some have claimed. You have to handle it with care but it was constructed better than I had expected, although it is way over priced in my opinion. It is basically all plastic, but most photo equipment IS over priced these days so it doesn't surprise me.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Absolutely love it!!

                            By mwunsch1031

                            from Twin Falls, Idaho

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Canon CPM-E4 8 AA Battery Magazine:

                            Perfect for a quick change out. A must have for weddings :)

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                            5.0

                            Lifesaver for the long shoots!

                            By Mark

                            from Albuquerque, NM

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Install
                            • Long-Lasting
                            • Reliable
                            • Solid Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Back Up
                              • Digital Photography
                              • Photography
                              • Portrait Photography

                              Comments about Canon CPM-E4 8 AA Battery Magazine:

                              I shoot some long hours and having the battery pack is great for your confidence. I've only once run my battery pack down, but having the magazine preloaded so I can just swap it out in a few seconds makes the cost pretty well worth it!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Gotta Have It......

                              By Frenchy

                              from Maui, Hawaii

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Reliable
                              • Solid Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Back Up
                                • Digital Photography
                                • Portrait Photography

                                Comments about Canon CPM-E4 8 AA Battery Magazine:

                                Fast, easy and worth every penny......

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                2.0

                                The Tabs Do Break

                                By Steve

                                from Agoura Hills, CA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Install
                                • Works even when broken

                                Cons

                                • Breaks

                                Best Uses

                                • Photography

                                Comments about Canon CPM-E4 8 AA Battery Magazine:

                                I didn't buy an "extra CPM-E4", I am basing my comments on the one that came with the CP-E4.

                                One of the tabs broke off in less than a year of light use. It was one of the interior ones, so I doubt that I manhandled it. The bad news is that Canon does extend a warranty on these. The good news is that the battery contacts do hold the battery in place somewhat, so the magazine remains somewhat usable after tabs break off.

                                I expect Canon accessories to be high priced, but I also expect them to be durable and well supported.

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                                • No

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Brittle Plastic tabs Break

                                By PhillFlash

                                from New England, USofA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Brittle Plastic BREAK OFF
                                  • Pricey

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Door Stop

                                  Comments about Canon CPM-E4 8 AA Battery Magazine:

                                  I have owned four of these inserts; the original that came with the pack; one that Canon replaced for me (because of the breaking tabs); and two others that I have purchased myself (both of these, as well, suffered from the battery hold-down tabs breaking off).
                                  The only one that has stood the test of time (almost two years from date of purchase) has been the original one that came with the battery pack itself.
                                  However, being a working Wedding Photographer, I must rely on having dependable backup equipment. Often, after the tabs break, the insert is incapable of holding all eight batterys in without one or more of them falling out during a battery change. Unacceptable.
                                  Long story short ... I've given up on the CP-E4 Battery system all together and have gone to Quantum.
                                  I own two of the CP-E4's predecessors, the CP-E3 series battery packs so had high hopes for the CP-E4 Pack.
                                  If Canon can do something about the breaking battery tabs, I'd be happy to return to using the Pack.

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                                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  OK to have preloaded w/ fresh batteries

                                  By tgbrendaj

                                  from Waterbury, Ct.

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Charges Quickly
                                  • Good Value
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Back-Up
                                    • Professional Cameras
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Canon CPM-E4 8 AA Battery Magazine:

                                    I use it as a spare pack preloaded with charged batteries. Actually I carry 2 spare magazines with me -all ready to go-. That way you can never get cramped by dealing with battery cooling down, swapping to fresh batteries, and charging times.

                                    Look out when you install the magazine into the holder. The clip locking mechanism isn't that foolproof. In the excitement of the shoot, you might not lock the clip properly and it's going to fly out right onto the floor making you look inept and stupid.

                                    Upon reading the other testimonies about the plastic battery tangs breaking off, I was a little unsure about buying this item. But after reading the cautions in the 580 mark II flash instruction sheet, I see how the tangs could become brittle. If you do several rapid successive shots the batteries will get hot. This is understandable. If you don't allow the unit to cool down for 10 minutes or so, you'll make the tangs become brittle and eventually they will loose their flexability and crack when you pull the batteries out.

                                    For the inventors out there, ATTENTION CANON, a good improvement would be to have a way of recharging the batteries while they are still loaded in the battery pack magazine.

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                                    5.0

                                    Like having an extra clip for a gun

                                    By Pete

                                    from La Crosse, WI. area

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Good Value
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Back-Up
                                      • Professional Cameras

                                      Comments about Canon CPM-E4 8 AA Battery Magazine:

                                      Great to have, even though I haven't had to use it yet!

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                                      3.0

                                      The little tabs break.

                                      By Ferret

                                      from New Jersey

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Back-Up

                                        Comments about Canon CPM-E4 8 AA Battery Magazine:

                                        I bought an extra holder for quick changes. The little tabs that hold the batteries securely have broken off of both inserts that I own. One needs to be replaced totally. If you have this pack, you have to have this insert, so buy an extra, you'll need it.

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                                        3.0

                                        Easy to break

                                        By wedding photojournalist

                                        from San Antonio, Texas

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact

                                        Cons

                                        • Low Quality

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Canon CPM-E4 8 AA Battery Magazine:

                                          I have two of these. The things that I didn't like were:
                                          1. the magazine that holds the batteries break so easily.
                                          2. It's designed to wear on your belt, but not attach to the camera's body. Otherwise, it's small, and compact.

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