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CanonACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit
 
4.7

(based on 76 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (35)
  • Reliable (31)
  • Lightweight (28)
  • Durable (12)
  • Easy to install (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Studio (19)
  • Home (16)
  • Everyday (9)
  • Professional camera (8)
  • Travel (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (13), Semi-pro photographer (13), Pro photographer (11), Professional (10), Photo enthusiast (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (64)

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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5.0

Works great for me

By RayAZ

from Prescott, AZ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

I used this product in my DSLR when using the camera as a copy station. Live view uses up batteries quickly. This product solved that problem.

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5.0

Works perfectly

By michelle

from Minneapolis, MN

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

I use this for stop motion purposes. I need constant power to my Rebel T5i so I have uninterrupted work time, as animating is a time consuming process! Works perfectly for all those immobile shoots.

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5.0

Need A/C power for your Rebel? This is the ticket!

By JuliaPhotoFL

from Largo, FL

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Quick Charge

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Constant Power

    Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

    Works exactly as described. I use mine for a photobox machine to allow constant power for an extended period of time. I am extremely pleased with the performance and quality of this adapter.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Bought two!

    By Coach Shane

    from Chicago

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Professional Camera

        Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

        If you spent a bundle on your camera, why get a knockoff adapter? I've got one for my studio and one for my desk. NEVER a power problem.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Works as intended

        By Kix

        from Sacramento

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Quick Charge

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

          Works as advertised.

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          • No

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          5.0

          A must for every Rebel owner!

          By Broadway

          from Texas

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Back-Up
            • Professional Camera
            • Travel

            Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

            I use this with a T5i. Functions great, easy to use. Compact. Everything you would expect from a Canon product.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Perfect for stop-motion animation

            By FroMo

            from NYC

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                This adapter is perfect for the long process of creating stop-motion animations with my T5i and not having to worry about moving the camera to change the battery.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Worth the money

                By j.Bones

                from Charlotte, NC

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Convenient

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                    Essential if you're going to use your camera for extended periods. I have 2 batteries but when mounted on a tripod it's a pain to swap them out so this really helps. Good overall construction.

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                    4.0

                    Essential

                    By Mr. Love

                    from New York

                    Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                    Never worry about running out of juice at the wrong time. I use this whenever I am shooting indoors or have access to power. Worth the dough.

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                    5.0

                    Works Great

                    By Lux

                    from Pittsburgh, PA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • A little bulky

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                      I use this in my photobooth setup. Works great and have not had any issues yet

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Works like it should!

                      By Erik

                      from Philadelphia, PA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Professional Camera
                          • Upgrade

                          Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                          I use this for time lapses and it gets the job done!

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Must have for DSLR video

                          By dastep

                          from Cary, NC

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                              I shoot a lot of interviews with my Canon T5i. Though nothing fancy, this was probably the best piece of equipment I added to my gear. No more changing batteries in the middle of an answer. Plug it in and forget it.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Love this kit

                              By vyarberry

                              from Springfield, MO

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Well-designed

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Professional Camera

                                Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                                The power kit means the camera can stay mounted on the tripod all the while shooting is taking place. No need to remove the camera and swap batteries. Indispensable for stopmotion work! It fits great, well-designed. Superb. So happy to find this option.

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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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Back-Up

                                    Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                                    This adapter works, which is more than many can say about the 3rd party and "import" versions. Expensive for what it is, but gets the job done. Wish it was smaller and lighter.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Exactly what I needed!

                                    By mahler59

                                    from Charlotte, NC

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                                    I've been wanting one of these forever and have been putting it off. Good bye charging batteries for indoor shoots. Only gripe: I wish it was a little more solidly built.

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                                    5.0

                                    Worth the higher price

                                    By JTpixvid

                                    from Chicago, IL

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Rugged
                                    • Well Designed

                                    Cons

                                    • Expensive

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                                      I needed AC power for my Canon T4i in situations where changing and recharging batteries was impractical (event videography, studio photography). The unit is well-built and relatively lightweight. The included coupler for LP-E8 compatible cameras separates from the power cord, which is a nice feature. I'm not a big fan of the "big block" transformer, but the attached cord is long enough so you can keep it on the floor even when the camera is at eye-level on a tripod.There were other less expensive options, but the Canon build quality and guaranteed compatibility made it worth it for me to go with this unit.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Works Great

                                      By Jamie

                                      from Providence, RI

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Quick Charge

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                                          This is a great adapter if you are going to be using your camera in a stationary position for a long shoot. It was great not to have to worry about batteries dying and when you would have to switch them out. Just know the cord is a little short so you may want to pack an extension cord

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                                          5.0

                                          OEM is the way to go!

                                          By baka756

                                          from Hawaii

                                          Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                                          Use the Canon brands instead of the third party ones. Less headache and guaranteed compatibility! This adapter is great and never have to worry about charging batteries for studio photography again!

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                                          4.0

                                          It´s ok, but is it gonna last?

                                          By Calvo

                                          from Bogotá, Colombia

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                          • Flimsy Construction

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Dslr Video
                                          • Night Photography

                                          Comments about Canon ACK-E8 AC Adapter Kit:

                                          I guess this product is just fine, it´s very good not to be changing batteries every time. A must have if you do video like me and have long sessions in a place where you don't need to be moving so much.

                                          I think this is overpriced, mainly because of the construction, i'm gonna me taking some extra care on this, since the cable to the camera seems really thin and flimsy. The reason i got this is because i was afraid to supply my camera with a third party power solution.

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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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