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ACK-E6 AC Adapter Kit for Select Canon Cameras
 
4.6

(based on 143 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (94)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (90)
  • Reliable (83)
  • Solid construction (78)
  • Long-lasting (28)
  • Fast charge (5)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (12)
  • Doesn't fit camera well (6)
  • Price (4)

Best Uses

  • Digital photography (64)
  • Photography (34)
  • Portrait photography (29)
  • Back-up (24)
  • Travel (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (55), Semi-pro photographer (38), Photo enthusiast (29), Casual photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (110)

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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5.0

Need constant power, this is the ticket!

By JuliaPhotoFL

from Largo, FL

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Install
  • Genuine Canon Accessory
  • Long-Lasting
  • Reliable
  • Solid Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Continuous Power Needs
    • Digital Photography

    Comments about ACK-E6 AC Adapter Kit for Select Canon Cameras:

    I use this a/c adapter when shooting jewelry with a lightbox setup, which requires the camera to stay on for long periods of time. I can see it being useful for studio photoshoots as well. The cord is long enough to allow for movement. I had to take off the battery grip to use this in the main battery compartment and you must make sure to fish the cord through the door so it closes properly. Adapter doesn't work without the battery door in the closed position. So far I'm very pleased. I required the original Canon accessory as I've heard off brand adapters can damage the camera.

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    4.0

    One thing to remember...

    By Micah

    from Oklahoma City

    Comments about ACK-E6 AC Adapter Kit for Select Canon Cameras:

    Works as intended, with one caveat. The battery door must be closed for the camera to power on. There's a small rubber cover that will allow for the cable to exit the camera. That's about it though!

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    4.0

    It is best to go with Canon

    By Marvin the SO photographer

    from Mukilteo, WA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Price

    Best Uses

    • Back Up
    • Digital Photography
    • Photography
    • Portrait Photography

    Comments about ACK-E6 AC Adapter Kit for Select Canon Cameras:

    I have a much cheaper version of an AC battery pack. And...it is obviously a cheap system. The Canon version is much more solid at three times the price. I am now a more serious photographer and am buying all Canon products for my Canon cameras. Replacing the cheap look-a-like is part of the process. This unit will obviously last much longer and is more precisely made. I gave it only 4 stars because of the price.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great product for astrophotography

    By Ory

    from Gerogia

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Install
    • Reliable
    • Solid Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Digital Photography
      • Photography
      • Travel

      Comments about ACK-E6 AC Adapter Kit for Select Canon Cameras:

      I use this product for log exposure astrophotography.

      This is very easy to set up - just make sure the cable is under the cable guard at the back of the battery, and slide in as you would a normal battery pack. Once its in and the cable is behind the guard, the lid of the camera should close easily. This works great without have to change out batteries throughout the night!

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      5.0

      Great

      By Tree in the Sky

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about ACK-E6 AC Adapter Kit for Select Canon Cameras:

          Works perfectly. Saves on battery for indoor shoots!!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Canon ACK-E6 AC Adapter Kit

          By Dave

          from Thailand

          Comments about ACK-E6 AC Adapter Kit for Select Canon Cameras:

          Excellent product. Fits perfect to my Canon 5d mark ii with more than enough cable length.
          The delivery service with tracking facilities was spot on. I'm very happy as I couldn't buy this in Thailand.

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          5.0

          High quality

          By Howard

          from Fayetteville, GA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Digital Photography

              Comments about ACK-E6 AC Adapter Kit for Select Canon Cameras:

              No issues but relatively expensive for what it is.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Good for studio work

              By Roman

              from Miami,FL

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Install
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Studio

                Comments about ACK-E6 AC Adapter Kit for Select Canon Cameras:

                I am shooting products and I use Live view constantly. Connecting to AC power I don't have to bother with batteries and I don't brake them by discharging them twice a day.

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                3.0

                Replacement Adapter Kit

                By Jesse

                from Dallas, TX

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Install

                Cons

                • Weak

                Best Uses

                • Travel
                • Video

                Comments about ACK-E6 AC Adapter Kit for Select Canon Cameras:

                I bought this to replace the exact item that broke in my bag. The main AC adapter broke at the cord connector. It seemed like the weakest point when I began using it a couple of years ago and it finally gave in. A couple years of road use out if this thing isn't bad, but for over $? There better be gold inside making this thing work. Seems like an overpriced item by Canon because they sure seem proud of it.

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                5.0

                Works Well

                By Blaine B

                from Southern California

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Install
                • Solid Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Digital Photography
                  • Long Video Recordings
                  • Studio W Camera Window
                  • Studio With Live View

                  Comments about ACK-E6 AC Adapter Kit for Select Canon Cameras:

                  This device substitutes for the camera battery so that you can shoot for an unlimited period of time. There are two parts: 1) a power supply "brick" with a 6-ft cord that plugs into 110 volt AC, and 2) a dummy battery that fits into the camera. This has a 7-ft cord.

                  The dummy battery fits into the camera in the same way as the regular battery. There is a little door in the front face of the camera that opens to let the wire out. There is a little bit of fiddling to run the wire through this door - I believe the slightly convoluted path provides strain relief at the dummy battery.

                  The system simply works. It is beautifully made.

                  I know that this device will work with a Canon 5D MkII and 5DS.

                  I have used this with the intention of making a long, unattended video. Beware! The Canon 5D MkII has a ~12-minute file limit at HD. So despite having a 64 GB card and this device, I got a 12-minute video. Live and learn. Or, read the directions!

                  I plan to use this also to photograph old 35mm negatives using an adapter on a macro lens. I do this using Canon's "Camera Window" software so I can see the images on the computer. This seems to run the battery down quite quickly, so this power supply will be helpful and will extend the life of my batteries.

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                  5.0

                  Works perfectly

                  By Koffee

                  from North Carolina

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Install
                  • Solid Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Digital Photography

                    Comments about ACK-E6 AC Adapter Kit for Select Canon Cameras:

                    Makes time lapse a breeze. Awesome for astrophotography with my telescope. Very happy with purchase.

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                    4.0

                    Works as advertised

                    By 5D Mark II

                    from USA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about ACK-E6 AC Adapter Kit for Select Canon Cameras:

                    Useful for videos or keeping camera active for remote viewing/shooting. Using with 5D Mark II

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                    4.0

                    Does What it is Supposed To Do

                    By B. Hare

                    from Horsham, PA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Install
                    • Reliable
                    • Solid Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Digital Photography
                      • Portrait Photography

                      Comments about ACK-E6 AC Adapter Kit for Select Canon Cameras:

                      There is not much to say here. This does what it is supposed to. The only complaint I have is that it costs to much, like all Canon accessories.

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                      5.0

                      works great

                      By kvphoto

                      from bronx, ny

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Install
                      • Reliable
                      • Solid Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about ACK-E6 AC Adapter Kit for Select Canon Cameras:

                          Works fine for my purpose of long exposure photos.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Power for the camera

                          By William of Chelsea

                          from New York City

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                          • Cord Is Tight Fit

                          Best Uses

                          • Digital Photography
                          • Video Interviews

                          Comments about ACK-E6 AC Adapter Kit for Select Canon Cameras:

                          This AC Adapter is used with my new 5D MarkIII.
                          The batteries are not bad, but for studio interviews, with long running times, I wanted the security of AC. The installation is a bit awkward in that you have to bend the cord around two angles to proper close the battery door. But if you are careful, its fits fine.

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                          5.0

                          it is what it says

                          By dylanmhall

                          from los angeles

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Install

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about ACK-E6 AC Adapter Kit for Select Canon Cameras:

                              not sexy but needed for long timelapses

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Just what we needed.

                              By Stump

                              from Wilsonvile OR

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Back Up

                                Comments about ACK-E6 AC Adapter Kit for Select Canon Cameras:

                                A must.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                ACK-E6 adapter kit

                                By tkat

                                from Plattsmouth, NE

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portrait Photography
                                  • Studio
                                  • Training

                                  Comments about ACK-E6 AC Adapter Kit for Select Canon Cameras:

                                  I use this product to save on the life of my batteries during long studio settings.

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                                  4.0

                                  7DII battery door does not close

                                  By Ro

                                  from Atlanta, GA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Reliable
                                  • Solid Construction

                                  Cons

                                  • Doesn't Fit Camera Well

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about ACK-E6 AC Adapter Kit for Select Canon Cameras:

                                    It works great on the 5DIII, but on the 7DII, the battery will not close shut properly. If you want to force it close, that's at your own risk. Otherwise, it is a quality Canon product.

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                                    1.0

                                    Stopped Working, KILLED MY CAMERA!!

                                    By Max Rockbin

                                    from Portland, OR

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                      • Doesn't Fit Camera Well
                                      • Killed Camera

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about ACK-E6 AC Adapter Kit for Select Canon Cameras:

                                        The battery adapter fit too snugly. Tighter than a battery. That should have made me suspicious.It worked for about 30 minutes. Then the camera lost power. I tried removing/replacing the battery adapter, on/off toggling etc. Nothing.Then I went back to my Canon battery. The camera would not power up. I guess saving $ on an AC adapter will probably cost me $ in repairs. Ugh.

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