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Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit

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  • For Use with Canon EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i and T5i Digital Cameras

Canon's ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit provides continuous AC power when plugged into the EOS Rebel T2i, T3i, T4i or T5i Digital Cameras.

Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit
  • Power Cord
  • DC Coupler (E8)
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    CanonACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit
     
    4.7

    (based on 57 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (45)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (35)
    • Reliable (31)
    • Lightweight (22)
    • Durable (12)
    • Easy to install (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Studio (19)
      • Home (13)
      • Everyday (9)
      • Digital photography (7)
      • Portraits (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (13), Professional (10), Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (49)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Cheaply Made but very useful

      I use this when shooting interviews every week. Whenever the camera is on a tripod it s great to be plugged into a power source. If you aren't sure if the T2i will take...Read complete review

      I use this when shooting interviews every week. Whenever the camera is on a tripod it s great to be plugged into a power source. If you aren't sure if the T2i will take AC power, look on the side of the camera below the SD card slot, there is a little rubber flap, that is where the cord to the AC adapter comes out of. I don't know why Canon doesn't just include this with the T2i. The quality of plastic is poor and the cord that goes into the camera is really flimsy. I haven't tried a 3rd party version of this but I don't think it would be much different. Great to have, I use it all the time.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      A great product

      This is a great product if your use your camera to capture video, in fact I made some interviews using this camera and was able to shoot for 6 or more hours without any...Read complete review

      This is a great product if your use your camera to capture video, in fact I made some interviews using this camera and was able to shoot for 6 or more hours without any battery problems. The mini cable that connects to what seams to be a fake battery that's inserted into de camera, seams to be some what delicate.

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      4.0

      Working well without incident so far.

      By Jer in research

      from Michigan USA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bh's Price Was Good
      • Runs Cool
      • Works well

      Cons

      • Awkward Design
      • Bit Pricey Accessory

      Best Uses

      • Operate With Computer
      • Professional Camera
      • Time Lapse

      Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

      I am using the AC adapter kit in a research project for time lapse photography. It has worked well so far. It does not get hot and I feel reasonably comfortable leaving it in operation overnight. It is not an elegant design since the cable sticks out from the battery compartment. The price is a bit high for an AC adapter but B&H's price was relatively low compared to other vendors. It arrived quite quickly and in excellent new condition. All considered, I am glad that I ordered this accessory for our application. I do not know that it would be that useful for the typical owner. Additional batteries might be a better accessory for most owners.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great add on feature for our camera!

      By MissyG

      from Saint Louis, MO

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Quality Images
      • Quick Charge
      • Time Saving

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Product Photography
        • Professional Camera

        Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

        We use this a/c adapter to continually shoot photos of our products. The issue we were experiencing was that as the battery life was weakening the pictures were darkening. Now with a continual charge our image quality is consistent.

        The cord length is plenty long and the quality of the adapter is great!

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        • No

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        5.0

        no doubt I would buy this product again

        By Mapige

        from Montreal, Canada

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

            Makes photos easier in vertical position

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            A must have for DSLR video

            By David

            from Cary

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Must Have
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Back-Up
              • Professional Camera

              Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

              I used this for the first time this past weekend during a video shoot and my only regret is that I didn't buy it sooner. I shot multiple interviews and it's such a relief not having to worry about whether a battery is going to die in the middle of a answer. It's a simple piece of equipment but one you should have in your kit.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Very convenient.

              By Menron

              from Lyndhurst, NJ

              Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

              Great to have it in a studio setting so you don't have to worry about changing the battery.

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              5.0

              Works as expected

              By SThompson Photo Booths

              from Fort Myers, FL

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                I needed this for my Canon T3i and the first time I ran it for at least six hours and never had a problem. Works great and it is well made.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                A must have for time lapse

                By DaveB

                from Asheville, NC

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Time lapse

                  Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                  I purchased this product to extend the possibilities of time lapse shots in studio and it's a complete game changer. I can now run multi-day/week/month time lapse shots without the need to recharge and swap out batteries. It also works in conjunction with the Canon battery grip. Both my 650d and battery grip have small doors to allow the wire to pass through without kinks or alterations.All the pieces are solid. The battery shaped adapter that plugs into power cord is very light and obviously can not handle much abuse. With careful handling and storage, this kit will last for years.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 8
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Just what I needed

                  By John the stars

                  from Boston, MA

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Quiet
                  • Will Not Run Out Of Power

                  Cons

                  • Price

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Star Trail
                  • Timelapse
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                  Great for use when taking star trail and time lapse photography. Do not have to worry about the battery dying. Was able to take over 1000 photos.
                  Would not want to risk buying a knock off brand, recommend to buy the Canon Brand.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 7
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works great. Pricey

                  By Perfect Shot Photo Booth

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                        Works excellent. Just wish it wasn't so dang expensive! But buying it was a choice and I chose it because the cheap ones break on me all the time and I need reliability in my photo booth setups.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Works Perfectly

                        By Shutter Hutch Photo Booths

                        from Charlotte NC

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                            We use it in our Photo Booth setup. keeps the camera running without needing to change the batteries.

                            • Ease of Operation:
                            • 8
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great for Stationary Work

                            By AMP

                            from NC

                            About Me Photography Student

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Video

                              Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                              Very Simple Set Up, and a Must have for Studio or Video work.

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 9
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              life saver

                              By camkid

                              from Newberry, Mi

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Video
                                • Wildlife photos

                                Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                                I use this adapter on my rebel t4i for night photography perticularly star trails and northern lights. It is also useful for video.

                                • Ease of Operation:
                                • 10
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Easy to use

                                By cameragirl66

                                from michigam

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Back-Up
                                  • Professional Camera

                                  Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                                  Don't know about the durability but this is an easy to use product. Will weigh in after more use.

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                                  5.0

                                  Very Usefull

                                  By Elf Child 85

                                  from College Station, TX

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio
                                    • Time Lapse
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                                    Works as advertised. very easy and straight forward device to use.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes

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                                    5.0

                                    Works Just as it should

                                    By emmagpc

                                    from DC

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use
                                      • Studio

                                      Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                                      I used this with a T3i and it worked great, the cord fits right into the little slot on the bottom of the battery flap so you can close the battery covering with no problems.

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Perfect to Power a Stop Motion Project

                                      By UFOclub1977

                                      from Ann Arbor, MI

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                      • Poor Design

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Stop Motion Animation

                                      Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                                      I like that this kit was available with all the components together. I am using an older model Canon T2i for making stop motion shorts, and exchanging charged batteries would be impossible because it would mean unseating the camera from the tripod.

                                      With this accessory kit, I can have continuous power with no worries, and keep returning to snap frames at any time.

                                      It is a bit strange that power can only be input into the camera through a faux battery element.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      really helpful for studio work

                                      By Michael

                                      from Pittsburgh

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Studio

                                        Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                                        i just used this for 5 days straight on a timelapse on a t2i, and then popped it straight into my t3i for another 2 days of timelapse. worked like a charm, and still works.

                                        to nitpick, i wish the cable were a tiny bit longer...but that's what extension cords are for. so, no big deal.

                                        i'll buy a lot of things generic brand, but in this case (mostly b/c of awful negative reviews on 3rd party ac adapters) i feel more comfortable relying on the brand name to endure working consecutive overnight shifts.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        no regrets on this one

                                        By Slick Squeegie

                                        from Warren mi

                                        About Me Getting Started

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                        • Pricey

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use
                                        • Home
                                        • Landscape Photography
                                        • Macro Photography
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Studio

                                        Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                                        I researched alternate AC adapters for the T3I and I simply found that most would not put out the minimum required power output.. I did not think this would fair well with the camera so I just bought the recommended AC adapter. anything else is supposed to void your warranty anyway...

                                        The cord is very conveniently long!!!

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Just what I needed for long shoots!

                                        By Twisted Peppers

                                        from Nashville, TN

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home
                                          • Portraits
                                          • Studio

                                          Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                                          Works as described. Has an adaptor that inserts into the battery compartment and a cable that allows you to plug into an AC outlet.
                                          The only thing I do not like is due to the design of the camera, there is no ac connection on the camera I use so this is a great work around.

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                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          Must have for long video shoots

                                          By Nico

                                          from Johannesburg, South Africa

                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Long Video Shoots
                                            • Studio

                                            Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                                            Even with an external battery grip I found that batteries just didn't last long enough for a long video shoot. This was the obvious choice and all I can say is that it just works.

                                            I took of one star simply because I would have liked the camera end of the power connection to be removable from the power pack - that way you could use other power sources in future - perhaps a bigger battery pack?

                                            Otherwise - a very good deal.

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                                            • No

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