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Sep 4, 2015 08:25:03   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
ralphc4176 wrote:
I am not familiar with that brand. I have used Watson batteries for my Canon and Sony cameras for years with no problems. I buy from B&H (www.bhphotovideo.com). I have always been very pleased with prices, service, and products I bought from them. I hear that Adorama (spelling?) is another good place to buy photographic equipment. An advantage to buying from someone who specializes in photographic equipment is that they are probably familiar with non-manufacturer brands and can give advice about their performance. I HIGHLY recommend B&H for good prices, rock-solid reliability, and knowledgeable sales staff.
I am not familiar with that brand. I have used Wa... (show quote)

I've used Watson and Wasabi.

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Sep 4, 2015 08:37:40   #
PhotoshooterNJ
 
jerryc41 wrote:
I don't think I've ever bought a camera maker's battery, and I'm talking a dozen cameras from several manufacturers over many years. No problems - only money saved. On Amazon, and elsewhere, you can get two batteries and a home/car charger for $25.


:thumbup:

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Sep 4, 2015 08:46:25   #
manimal
 
Thanks for all of the suggestions and comments. I feel comfortable with what I bought. If I didn't need it immediately for a trip, I would have bought online for a better price.

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Sep 4, 2015 08:52:52   #
JCam
 
manimal wrote:
I just joined today. I have enjoyed UHH and all the the usable information. I bought a replacement battery for my D610 by "DIGIPOWER". Does anyone know anything about the manufacturer and their reliability? Thanks in advance.


Most batteries OEM & "knock offs" all come out of the same, mostly far East, factories with little difference in quality, only the labels on the batteries are different. It's easier and cheaper for the camera manufacturer to buy them than set up their own factories.

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Sep 4, 2015 08:54:39   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
I was away on a trip, and I was shocked to find that I had only one battery for my Sony NEX-7. I bought one in a camera store for $85. Amazon sells the Sony battery for $50, and I could have gotten two off-brands plus a charger for $22. Good old local camera stores. An we wonder why they're disappearing.

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Sep 4, 2015 08:55:50   #
Karl Shuffler
 
Most resent cameras bought has been canon 6D, and Nikon D810. When purchased I received a free battery by Watson, so no need at this time for extra battery. However, I have bought extra batteries thru eBay from Hong Kong that were Nikon brand (same as that came with camera), half the price here in the States. Something you might look into as to buying other than third party; buying original brand.

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Sep 4, 2015 09:09:14   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
Karl Shuffler wrote:
Most resent cameras bought has been canon 6D, and Nikon D810. When purchased I received a free battery by Watson, so no need at this time for extra battery. However, I have bought extra batteries thru eBay from Hong Kong that were Nikon brand (same as that came with camera), half the price here in the States. Something you might look into as to buying other than third party; buying original brand.

I just checked one place. $52 from DigitalRev.com.
http://www.digitalrev.com/product/nikon-en-el15-rechargeable-li/MTA1OTM_A

$59 from Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-EN-EL15-Rechargeable-Battery-Packaging/dp/B0045KGZOG/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1441372120&sr=1-1&keywords=nikon+d750+battery

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Sep 4, 2015 09:35:57   #
Bloke
 
Bill Houghton wrote:
I guess its a matter of wallet size, 50+ for the manufactures battery, 24 for two batteries with a charger. Same amp hour ratings.

Guess I figured I'd put enough into the camera.


It's a swings-and-roundabouts deal. I bought one off-brand for my T4i which works just like the Canon one it came with. I bought a couple for my SX50 which died within months. Even fresh out of the charger, they held basically enough charge to turn the camera on and open the menu, then they would switch off. I think the duds were 'Photive', but I'm not sure...

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Sep 4, 2015 09:43:47   #
warrior
 
manimal wrote:
I just joined today. I have enjoyed UHH and all the the usable information. I bought a replacement battery for my D610 by "DIGIPOWER". Does anyone know anything about the manufacturer and their reliability? Thanks in advance.


Do research first before buying!!!!

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Sep 4, 2015 09:58:45   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
manimal wrote:
I just joined today. I have enjoyed UHH and all the the usable information. I bought a replacement battery for my D610 by "DIGIPOWER". Does anyone know anything about the manufacturer and their reliability? Thanks in advance.

Welcome to our forum!

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Sep 4, 2015 12:46:40   #
Reinaldokool
 
manimal wrote:
I just joined today. I have enjoyed UHH and all the the usable information. I bought a replacement battery for my D610 by "DIGIPOWER". Does anyone know anything about the manufacturer and their reliability? Thanks in advance.


Digipower is a sub of Mizco. They supply batteries for a wide range of cellphone accessories and cameras. How good they are I don't know.

I have been buying Wasabi batteries and chargers for years. Have them for Fuji, Canon, Sony A6000, Nikon (3), Canon camcorder. They have performed perfectly. None has ever failed on me.

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Sep 4, 2015 12:49:05   #
jimmya
 
manimal wrote:
I just joined today. I have enjoyed UHH and all the the usable information. I bought a replacement battery for my D610 by "DIGIPOWER". Does anyone know anything about the manufacturer and their reliability? Thanks in advance.


Keep in mind also that there are many brands of batteries out there but only a few manufacturers... just like DVD discs, only a few make them under various brands.

I frown on 3rd party batteries because of problems I've had. Others swear by them so who's to say. Best of luck.

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Sep 4, 2015 14:21:21   #
Architect1776 (a regular here)
 
jerryc41 wrote:
I don't think I've ever bought a camera maker's battery, and I'm talking a dozen cameras from several manufacturers over many years. No problems - only money saved. On Amazon, and elsewhere, you can get two batteries and a home/car charger for $25.


:thumbup: Same here and no problems ever.

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Sep 4, 2015 15:07:23   #
bgl
 
boberic wrote:
First- Welcome. As has been said many times, there are only a few battery makers. No camera company makes batteries. they buy then fron the battery makers. I hae used third party batteries and cant tell the difference between them and my Canon battery, and they work just fine in the canon charger. They may not hold a charge for quite as long as the OEM battery but , as I am not a pro and don't do several hundred shots at a time so it desn't make any difference.. BTW live view eats batteries regardless of the brand. Just my .02 cents.
First- Welcome. As has been said many times, ther... (show quote)


I wonder if Panasonic isn't the exception. They certainly mfg batteries. I don't know about today but I think it was Olympus that made Panasonic's cameras years ago.

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Sep 4, 2015 22:58:01   #
Karl Shuffler
 
http://m.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-EN-EL15-ENEL15-Battery-for-D7100-D7000-D810-D800-D800E-D610-D600-V1-MB-D11-/281480779300?nav=SEARCH

http://m.ebay.com/itm/2-x-EN-EL15-New-Batteries-For-Nikon-MB-D11-MB-D12-D7000-D800-D800E-V1-D600-/111255641205?nav=SEARCH

Check these original Nikon brand, includes, shipping. I have bought from Hong Kong, no problem, however will take more time to arrive, but you will receive the Nikon brand original battery half the cost and buying two, save even more.

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