Third party batteries

Started Apr 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
Dick Ginkowski Senior Member • Posts: 1,963
Re: Third party batteries

ryan2007 wrote:

mr moonlight wrote:

I do not believe in 3rd party batteries because the OEM are inexpensive vs what the camera costs.

I don't get trying to save $20 when you easily spend upwards of $1,000 or more on gear.

Fuji doesn't make batteries. They just slap their logo on someone else's. So what's the point?

Your money do what you want.

I want to know that if anything happens to the camera that it ever needs a repair I can eliminate a 3rd party battery issue and voiding of any warrantee issues.

It is such a minor expense when you have at minimum over 2K in just a camera and one lens that $20 is that big a deal.

Agree and disagree here.  I always have several batteries on hand so $20 or $30 or $40 is multiplied many times and Wasabi is a reputable brand.  You are correct in pointing out warranty issues.  Canon has found some counterfeit batteries over the years which had internal resistors that failed and could cause overheating and a fire.  That's pretty rare.  I have had third party batteries that are better, as good as and not as good as OEM so research is probably the best tool.

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