Good third party battery for a D800?

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net1994 Contributing Member • Posts: 554
Good third party battery for a D800?

Anyone know of a viable alternative to the official Nikon EN-EL15 battery for my D800. I will be doing some night time photography and it gets pretty chilly, which drains any battery fast. A spare Nikon battery for the camera is $57. Anyone have any experience with a third party battery that lasts just as long as the official one from Nikon?

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bills_pix Contributing Member • Posts: 541
Re: Good third party battery for a D800?

I've had the Wasabi for almost a year now and find no difference in performance from 2 original Nikon batteries.  The only thing I have noticed is the Nikon life has gone to 2 out of 4 on my original batteries and has yet to move from zero on the Wasabi.  I'd certainly buy another one, especially given the 3 year warranty and Nikon's lack of any battery warranty.

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antonoat Veteran Member • Posts: 3,664
Re: Good third party battery for a D800?

Just bought one of these.

looks like a quality item, performs very well too.

The high spec may be just what you are looking for.

http://www.hahnel.ie/index.cfm/action/batterysearch/pid/856

AllOtherNamesTaken Veteran Member • Posts: 3,563
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IMO it is not worth risking a 3rd party battery in a $3000 camera, when a OEM battery is only $50.  That's not to say a 3rd party battery wouldn't be OK, but for the few bucks you'd save, why take the chance and void your warranty as well?

stevo23 Forum Pro • Posts: 10,374
Re: Good third party battery for a D800?

net1994 wrote:

Anyone know of a viable alternative to the official Nikon EN-EL15 battery for my D800. I will be doing some night time photography and it gets pretty chilly, which drains any battery fast. A spare Nikon battery for the camera is $57. Anyone have any experience with a third party battery that lasts just as long as the official one from Nikon?

Yes, all generic batteries I've ever purchased were sub-par in performance.

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antonoat Veteran Member • Posts: 3,664
AllOtherNamesTaken...

I agree with your philosophy, unfortunately my camera shop was right out of Nikon batteries

so I bought the new Hahnel, interestingly it was the same price as the Nikon!

Cheers

Tony

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Re: Good third party battery for a D800?

AllOtherNamesTaken wrote:

IMO it is not worth risking a 3rd party battery in a $3000 camera, when a OEM battery is only $50. That's not to say a 3rd party battery wouldn't be OK, but for the few bucks you'd save, why take the chance and void your warranty as well?

I agree.

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