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CanonAC Adapter Kit ACK-E6
 
4.6

(based on 120 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (80)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (77)
  • Reliable (72)
  • Solid construction (67)
  • Long-lasting (23)
  • Fast charge (4)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (12)
  • Doesn't fit camera well (4)
  • Price (3)

Best Uses

  • Digital photography (55)
  • Photography (30)
  • Portrait photography (24)
  • Back-up (22)
  • Travel (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (47), Semi-pro photographer (32), Photo enthusiast (24), Casual photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (92)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Add On

This is a great idea if you need to have your camera ready to go for video. Video eats up tons of you battery. Even with extra batteries, I had to get these....Read complete review

This is a great idea if you need to have your camera ready to go for video. Video eats up tons of you battery. Even with extra batteries, I had to get these. Some studio and site shots kill my battery. That's why i chose to buy a couple of these for my cameras. The only down side to this is you should not leave your camera going for long periods of time without letting it cool down. The camera sensor gets warm and can alter footage. Nothing major but something to think about with purchasing this. In other words just know your equipment and this will be a great add on for the camera. The other thing is that you'll have a cord dangeling out of the camera, but it's out of the way of the tripod.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works but Awkward

I purchased the AC adpater to explore, make camera settings and download media without discharging the battery. That it does but connecting it to the camera is awkward. The small rubber door to...Read complete review

I purchased the AC adpater to explore, make camera settings and download media without discharging the battery. That it does but connecting it to the camera is awkward. The small rubber door to fit the cord through to close the battery door is very stiff, once you locate it. If you are using a battery holder then you have to remove it to load the adapter in the battery well. More engineering needed on this one. But once installed, works as advertised.

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4.0

Works as advertised

By Garrett

from Katy, Texas

Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6:

It is a lot of money to spend on a power cord but I went with genuine Canon products anyway. I read some alternative versions can overheat.

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5.0

Great for those long sessions!

By Video Jim

from New York

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back Up
    • Digital Photography
    • Portrait Photography
    • Video Recording

    Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6:

    Loved this on a shoot we were doing had the camera running for about 2 hours and no worries on lossing power. Fit my 6D perfectly, the little rubber grommet moves nicely to the side to alllow the power cord to drop out of the camera. Just take your time and you will see that you need to weave the cable slightly for a perfect fit.

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    4.0

    Good Quality

    By Gene H.

    from Columbia, SC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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          Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6:

          Good Quality from Canon

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          • No

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          4.0

          What Was Needed...

          By VideoEditorNJ

          from New Jersey

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Back Up

            Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6:

            This isn't a knock on this adapter - it works great and does what it's supposed to. But it's kinda large, not exactly a compact/portable power solution, and should have been included with the camera. One thing to be aware of - if the power goes out while you're recording and hard wired using this adapter, you'll likely lose your files. I wish there was a battery adapter plate on the bulky "box" that could be used for a battery backup fail-safe and battery charger.

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            • No

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            5.0

            So Useful

            By Dark Igloo

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Digital Photography
              • Digital Video

              Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6:

              So great to not have to worry about replacing battery! Also battery does not overheat camera.

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              • No

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              4.0

              It works...

              By VideoEditorNJ

              from New Jersey

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Back Up
              • Photography
              • Video

              Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6:

              It's a power cable adapter for the LPE6 battery cameras and it works. Really wish this would be included with the camera. It's a steep price for a power accessory, but the 3rd party ones have such mixed results and are unreliable.

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              5.0

              ACK-E6 eliminates battery concerns

              By media276

              from Kingston, NY

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Install
              • Reliable
              • Solid Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6:

                  When conducting long interviews or covering long events, this AC adapter works great for my Canon 5d MKII and 60D (fits other cameras also). The battery compartment is ingeniously designed to allow the cable to exit the battery compartment, no modification required. This accessory eliminates the worry of running out of batteries or having a battery die at a crucial point in a recording. Works perfectly. Don't mess with off brand products when dealing with your cameras power supply!

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                  5.0

                  It works like it should!

                  By Bryan

                  from Goshen, IN

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Solid Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6:

                      I'm not sure what to say about an AC Adapter... it works! I've used it with my 5d3 and everything worked as it should.

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                      4.0

                      Works great

                      By Jerry

                      from Manalapan, NJ

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Doesn't Fit Camera Well

                      Best Uses

                      • Studio Photography

                      Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6:

                      I use my Canon 5DMII exclusively in the studio and the AC Adapter has eliminated the need to constantly change batteries. The only difficulty was closing the battery compartment door…took a few tries to tuck the wire in properly. Other than that, I am very happy.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Love it! Eases My Mind

                      By Ludis

                      from Minneapolis - St. Paul MN

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Install
                      • Reliable
                      • Solid Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Digital Photography
                        • Photography
                        • Portrait Photography

                        Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6:

                        This is the first adapter I've purchased for any of the 3 Canon SLRs I own. I needed this to power my 5D MkII, which I tether to my MacBook Pro. This adapter relieves my power concerns - batteries "run down" much quicker when shooting in "Live" mode. It's wonderful ... don't know why I waited so long to make this purchase.

                        I is extremely easy to use ... inserting the battery adapter into the camera's battery compartment is a snap ... I had none of the problems described in the reviews I read.

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                        5.0

                        Definitely worth the money

                        By Ed V

                        from East Windsor, NJ

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                        Pros

                        • Good fit
                        • Long cord
                        • Reliable
                        • Solid Construction

                        Cons

                        • Price

                        Best Uses

                        • Digital Photography
                        • Live View
                        • Portrait Photography

                        Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6:

                        Did a large photoshoot of over 100 kids using live view tethered to my laptop. Was able to take my time and not worry about dead batteries. Form and fit is perfect and the cord is long enough so you dont have to really challenge yourself to find a closeby outlet. You do need to make sure you have the power cable tucked into the adapter and that you open the rubber housing to allow the cable to come out from the battery compartment correctly (EOS5D3 which is what I have). Yes its more expensive than you would expect for something so simple but you do get what you paid for and why take the chance of perhaps damaging your expensive camera? I had considered other options but this was the way to go for sure.

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                        5.0

                        Worth the price but wish it cost less

                        By Stuart Meade Photography

                        from Goshen Indiana

                        About Me Pro Photographer

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                        Pros

                        • Long-Lasting
                        • Reliable
                        • Solid Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6:

                            A solid product from Canon.
                            I first bought an after market adapter to save money. It worked some of the time but not always. I missed a lot of great lighting shots because I chose a cheap adapter. The Canon adapter has been working great. I just wish it didn't cost this much. I feel that Canon has a great product but sells it for as much as they can.

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                            5.0

                            Exactly What I Needed

                            By Markos Berndt

                            from Muskego, Wisconsin

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                            Pros

                            • Easy to Install
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Back Up
                              • Digital Photography
                              • Photography

                              Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6:

                              I have wanted this type of plug for other cameras of mine, but was never able to find what I needed. This allows me to shoot without worry of the battery going out. I want to connect this to a battery so I can have extra power in the field as well.

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                              5.0

                              Why not sooner than later

                              By Diecastcars

                              from Portland, OR

                              About Me Pro Photographer

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                              Pros

                              • Easy to Install
                              • Long-Lasting
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Digital Photography
                                • Photography
                                • Portrait Photography

                                Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6:

                                Now work keeps going til all the pictures are taken. Before it was a battery in and out waiting for charge delay.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Works great

                                By Danny James

                                from Vancouver, Washington

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Install
                                • Reliable
                                • Solid Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Digital Photography
                                  • Portrait Photography

                                  Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6:

                                  I bought this mainly for indoor use and I now can count on having an unlimited source of power for videos. I love this.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Convenient to use for long shoots.

                                  By ca storm

                                  from cherry hill, nj

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

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                                        Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6:

                                        Works great.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Very Convenient to Use!

                                        By Maree

                                        from Laredo,Tx

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

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                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Install
                                        • Reliable
                                        • Solid Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Digital Photography
                                          • Portrait Photography

                                          Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6:

                                          We use it in senior season and jobs on location.
                                          I Love it!!

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                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          Canon, just Canon

                                          By Paul de Sagamie

                                          from Chicoutimi, Québec, Canada

                                          About Me Casual Photographer

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                                            Cons

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                                                Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6:

                                                Expensive a lot fot simply power supply...
                                                But not choice! The non Canon device don't work... I've tested them....

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                                                5.0

                                                A studio must-have

                                                By B. W. H.

                                                from Louisville, Ky

                                                Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6:

                                                Anyone doing studio work and needing reliable power to their camera, as in video work or time-lapse, needs an AC adapter; it's not an option.

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                                                5.0

                                                Indispensable for long term time lapse

                                                By Dick

                                                from Willow Street, PA

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

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

                                                Cons

                                                • Bulky

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Back Up
                                                • Digital Photography

                                                Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6:

                                                For long term time-lapse photography, spread out over days or months, e.g. for a construction project, this device is indispensible - even if only for the peace of mind that comes from knowing the power supply won't run down before the photgraphy ia completed. The ACK-E6 part that connects to the camera (Canon EOS 60D, in my case)fits neatly and securely into the camera's battery compartment.

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