ANybody with expeience of generic and non OEM batteries for Nikon DSLR ?

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  1. RSK21

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    Hello,

    Thanks to to some v helpful people here I have taken the plunge into DSLR photography this last week and invested in a Nikon D50.

    Amongst the multitude of things I need to learn about I forgot one of the basics and ended up running out of power half way through a day of shooting yesterday :thumbsdow

    So I need to invest in some extra power for my new toy - looking on Ebay and one or two other places there are plenty of replacement batteries at a fraction of the cost of the OEM one. Does anybody have any experience of using such batteries ? Are they going to damage my machine or give up the ghost up after 5 charges etc etc

    All views much appreciated.

    RSK
     
  2. chris1210

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    I bought a cheapo one off eBay for my D50 for £6.29...... not had a single problem with it. Don't keep a track of how long it lasts, but its not much different to my OEM Nikon Battery.

    I got mine from here, http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Ink4everyone
     
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    I've bought generic for both my Pana FZ3 and Oly E500. No probs at all, and all bought via eBay.
     
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    Got my battery here & it works as well as the original Nikon ... Paul ;)
     
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    I paid £12.99 for one in Jessops during a 12-3pm sale and thought I'd got a bargain. Looking at 7dayshop, it seems that it wasn't as much of a bargain as I'd originally thought! Still cheaper than the £22.99 regular price!

    Cheers,
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    I got a Uniross for my Oly 500, it was £12.99. I'm sure they make replacements for all makes. This was a bargain as the Oly batery is £70!!!

    In a test I found of all replacements, the Iniross comes out top too, which was a bonus. Plus it has a 2 year warranty and is a reputable make.
     
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    Yep, got a 7dayshop one for my D70, works just as well as the Nikon original. Might not last as long (but equally could do better), even if it doesn't I can just get one or two more and still spend less than on a Nikon original.

    The only ones I would avoid would be cheap ones sold as Nikon originals, I would suspect they are either (a) Counterfeit, or (b) Old stock which may not have been properyl stored.
     

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