D200 Batteries - 3rd Party or Nikon

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MindInRewind Contributing Member • Posts: 610
D200 Batteries - 3rd Party or Nikon

just wondering if people would recommend any 3rd party batteries for my D200 or should i go with nikon? right now i just see (on http://www.vistek.ca )

Lenmar NoMEM Li-Ion NIKON EN-EL3 7.4V 1400mAh

which is $30 cheaper than the nikon battery. anyone have any suggestions?

thanks

MIR

MTT Veteran Member • Posts: 4,954
Just me,

but I would try aftermarket. I have two for my D70 [not this brand] and they both out performs and out lasted my nikon battery. Was not happy with my Nikon.

But that just me,

Mark

MindInRewind wrote:

just wondering if people would recommend any 3rd party batteries
for my D200 or should i go with nikon? right now i just see (on
http://www.vistek.ca )

Lenmar NoMEM Li-Ion NIKON EN-EL3 7.4V 1400mAh

which is $30 cheaper than the nikon battery. anyone have any
suggestions?

thanks

MIR

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MTT Veteran Member • Posts: 4,954
But,

The Nikon is 1500 mAh and the aftermarket 1400 mAh, you may get less shots. At least with my aftermarkets, I gainned 100 mAh.

Mark

MTT wrote:
but I would try aftermarket. I have two for my D70 [not this brand]
and they both out performs and out lasted my nikon battery. Was not
happy with my Nikon.

But that just me,

Mark

MindInRewind wrote:

just wondering if people would recommend any 3rd party batteries
for my D200 or should i go with nikon? right now i just see (on
http://www.vistek.ca )

Lenmar NoMEM Li-Ion NIKON EN-EL3 7.4V 1400mAh

which is $30 cheaper than the nikon battery. anyone have any
suggestions?

thanks

MIR

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Full time auto tech, part time photographer. Just wished it were
the other way around. Mark Thompson/MTT
Louisville, KY. USA

http://mtt.smugmug.com/

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Devendra
Devendra Veteran Member • Posts: 3,584
try this..

got 3 spares from them.
http://www.newworldvideodirect.com/productdetail.asp?productid=2138
rated at 1900mah, and have a 5yr warranty.

Works well with my mb-d200 grip. it is certainly not OEM, but definitely 40% cheaper. Occasional low battery indicator in my other D200 - havent diagnosed it fully.

MindInRewind wrote:

just wondering if people would recommend any 3rd party batteries
for my D200 or should i go with nikon? right now i just see (on
http://www.vistek.ca )

Lenmar NoMEM Li-Ion NIKON EN-EL3 7.4V 1400mAh

which is $30 cheaper than the nikon battery. anyone have any
suggestions?

thanks

MIR

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aerosolcheese Regular Member • Posts: 378
Re: D200 Batteries - 3rd Party or Nikon

I have 4 total genuine EN-EL3E batteries for my D200. Aftermarket batteries were not available at the time. If they were, I certainly would have purchased them because I had some inexpensive generic EN-EL3's for my D100 that totally outlasted my genuine Nikon battery.
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MindInRewind OP Contributing Member • Posts: 610
Re: But,

what brand are your aftermarket?

MIR

MTT Veteran Member • Posts: 4,954
Not sure,

but will check tonight & let you know then. They both came from Best Buy's.

Mark

MindInRewind wrote:

what brand are your aftermarket?

MIR

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MindInRewind OP Contributing Member • Posts: 610
Re: Not sure,

thanks mate, ill check back later. i really appreciate it!

MIR

william cooper Forum Member • Posts: 76
Re: D200 Batteries - 3rd Party or Nikon

I prefer using the optional AA battery grip available for the D200. You can get alot of shots on a set of lithium batteries and don't have to worry about recharging in the field, particularly if you are in an area where no electrical power is available.
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smithrs Regular Member • Posts: 151
Re: D200 Batteries - 3rd Party or Nikon

Can't see the point of spending thousands on a pro spec camera and top rate glass only to cut corners and risk invalidating warranties with generic brand batteries. I note that many batteries can be the subject of recalls. Who recalls a generic battery purchased from who knows were and made by who knows who.

By the nikon and at least have peace of mind.

Ed Kopicki Regular Member • Posts: 223
Re: D200 Batteries - 3rd Party or Nikon

Very true.....Purchase the Nikon

a few years back I picked up three extra third party batteries for my CP5000(battery hog). In Disney I discovered two of them would only charge to half.

Sometimes you get what you pay for..........in my case two for one.....

Never again......
Kind Regards
Ed

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Karl H. Timmerman M.A.J.D. Veteran Member • Posts: 5,056
Re: D200 Batteries - 3rd Party or Nikon

I bought an extra from http://www.batterybarn.com/enel3e.htm , $39.95. It lasts longer than the Nikon, (1700mAh) and uses the Nikon charger. I have been most happy with it.
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Brownie_Bear Regular Member • Posts: 240
Re: D200 Batteries - 3rd Party or Nikon

You can get the Nikon battery on Amazon for $40. Why risk your $1500+ camera to save $20-$30. I would buy the Nikon one.

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MTT Veteran Member • Posts: 4,954
Batterys,

Here’s the two, one is made by Hi Capacity Power Products and is a 1400mAh. The second is made by Digipower and it is a 1300mAh. I didn't realize that the Nikon battery is also a 1400mAh, but did not out perform the 1300mAh. I bought the Digipower at the same time I bought my D70 almost three years ago. The Nikon battery doesn't do well any more, I'm lucky to get 100 shots from it. Compare to 400 from my aftermarket. When my Nikon was new, I was lucky to 300 shots from it.

I do want to add, my Hi Capacity Power Product battery did fall a part. They didn't do a very good job gluing the two halves together. A few drops of super glue took care of that.

Good Luck,

Mark

MindInRewind wrote:

thanks mate, ill check back later. i really appreciate it!

MIR

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MindInRewind OP Contributing Member • Posts: 610
Re: D200 Batteries - 3rd Party or Nikon

thanks for the heads up, everyone. very appreciated. i know what you're saying. ill rethink my finances and see what i can do (im a gear head who only works twice a week - hrm... toys + little work = i window shop every day :P)

thanks again

MIR

MindInRewind OP Contributing Member • Posts: 610
Re: Batterys,

thanks for double checking the names for me.. ill have a look around.

MIR

fraserj1 Senior Member • Posts: 2,565
Re: D200 Batteries - 3rd Party or Nikon

MindInRewind wrote:

just wondering if people would recommend any 3rd party batteries
for my D200 or should i go with nikon? right now i just see (on
http://www.vistek.ca )

Lenmar NoMEM Li-Ion NIKON EN-EL3 7.4V 1400mAh

which is $30 cheaper than the nikon battery. anyone have any
suggestions?

So you spend between $1300 and $1700 on a camera and you're going to cheap out on the battery? Not a good idea.

I would opt for the Nikon just in case. If the battery blows up, you have more of a leg to stand on if it was a Nikon brand battery that did the damage.

MrPhotoBob
MrPhotoBob Senior Member • Posts: 2,913
Re: D200 Batteries - 3rd Party or Nikon

I am going to have to go along with that also. Why spend all of that money on your main equipment and then try and save $5 or $10 on a generic battery. I have 2 D200 cameras and both of them have Nikon batteries in them. I feel the very same about printers, people go out and spend all of that money on a nice printer and then complain because they can not afford the ink for it.

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Greg Terzian Senior Member • Posts: 2,382
Re: D200 Batteries - 3rd Party or Nikon

Logic: Spend $1800 on a camera and who knows how much on lenses, only to cheap out on batteries.

I would play it safe and use Nikon.

MindInRewind wrote:

just wondering if people would recommend any 3rd party batteries
for my D200 or should i go with nikon? right now i just see (on
http://www.vistek.ca )

Lenmar NoMEM Li-Ion NIKON EN-EL3 7.4V 1400mAh

which is $30 cheaper than the nikon battery. anyone have any
suggestions?

thanks

MIR

Tom Moerel Regular Member • Posts: 405
Re: D200 Batteries - 3rd Party or Nikon

Can't see the point of spending thousands on a pro spec camera and
top rate glass only to cut corners and risk invalidating warranties
with generic brand batteries. I note that many batteries can be
the subject of recalls. Who recalls a generic battery purchased
from who knows were and made by who knows who.

By the nikon and at least have peace of mind.

Does anyone here ever consider that there are people out there that do not make lots of money. People who want to have a good tool for their photography but have to severely stretch their budget to buy a D200. People who use cheap glass because those ridiculously priced pro lenses are way out of their reach......people who cannot afford overpriced Nikon batteries.....

Well, perhaps those people have no choice and they buy aftermarket. And please don't tell me they shoud have bought a cheaper camera......would you want to play with one of those plastic toys after holding a D200

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