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Mr. Peabody
03-09-2005, 06:38 PM
I just got in my new BG-E2 Cannon Battery Grip and 580 Speedlite Flash along with two generic batteries.

B&H sent me two BP-512 batteries. Are these the same or similar to the BP511 & BP511A batteries. My owners manual for the battery grip say to use BP511 or BP511A. Doesn't mention the BP512. The BP512 looks similar and it recharged in my BP511 battery charger.

Just asking because I don't want to screw anything up. I will try to call B&H tomorrow.

I was hoping to play around with my new flash tonight. I wait until I hear something from one of you experts or until I can call B&H tomorrow.

eagle17
03-09-2005, 09:57 PM
the batteries in the camera should not keep you from playing with your flash unless your canon battery is dead. the flash uses its own source of power and does not draw from the main camera battery.

other than that I do not know if the bp512 is compatable with the 20D and grip.