Aftermarket batteries are just as good as OEM

Started Aug 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Depends on your risk tolerance


I went to a Nikon shop enquiring about the price of a battery for a D7100,they had them for $135.00 and the sales person spoke to someone more authoritative who supposedly confirmed that the genuine battery has a chip which is required to be recognised by the camera.he said after market batteries don't have the chip and the camera closes them down early!!!!

This was in Australia,ever heard of that scenario.I have purchased a supposedly genuine battery from HKG for $65.00

The chip sounds like a sales ''tale'' to me.

Interested in your thoughts



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