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Mar 6, 2019 14:21:36   #
Rab-Eye (a regular here)
 
I generally stick to batteries from the camera manufacturer. However, I chanced across a link online to a Duracell battery that is 50% the cost of the manufacturer's battery for one of my cameras. With Duracell being a name brand, I wonder if it’s worth spending the extra money on OEM? Does anyone have any experience with Duracell brand batteries made for cameras, or in general just have thoughts to share?

Thanks!

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Mar 6, 2019 14:26:21   #
Pepsiman
 
Rab-Eye wrote:
I generally stick to batteries from the camera manufacturer. However, I chanced across a link online to a Duracell battery that is 50% the cost of the manufacturer's battery for one of my cameras. With Duracell being a name brand, I wonder if it’s worth spending the extra money on OEM? Does anyone have any experience with Duracell brand batteries made for cameras, or in general just have thoughts to share?

Thanks!


What camera & which batteries are you talking about??.

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Mar 6, 2019 14:29:47   #
rmalarz (a regular here)
 
Ben, quite honestly, I stick with OEM batteries. The only reason is if for some weird reason something happens to a battery and the camera needs repair as a result, the company can't come back with, the non-OEM battery is the cause and we have to charge you some outrageous amount for the repair. I'd just as soon not risk that scenario.
--Bob
Rab-Eye wrote:
I generally stick to batteries from the camera manufacturer. However, I chanced across a link online to a Duracell battery that is 50% the cost of the manufacturer's battery for one of my cameras. With Duracell being a name brand, I wonder if it’s worth spending the extra money on OEM? Does anyone have any experience with Duracell brand batteries made for cameras, or in general just have thoughts to share?

Thanks!

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Mar 6, 2019 14:35:22   #
Rab-Eye (a regular here)
 
Pepsiman wrote:
What camera & which batteries are you talking about??.


The Lumix G7. I’m not sure what their SKU for the actual battery is.

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Mar 6, 2019 14:36:20   #
Rab-Eye (a regular here)
 
rmalarz wrote:
Ben, quite honestly, I stick with OEM batteries. The only reason is if for some weird reason something happens to a battery and the camera needs repair as a result, the company can't come back with, the non-OEM battery is the cause and we have to charge you some outrageous amount for the repair. I'd just as soon not risk that scenario.
--Bob


That’s pretty much been my thinking as well, Bob. Thank you for your valued input.

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Mar 6, 2019 14:37:11   #
BebuLamar (a regular here)
 
Rab-Eye wrote:
That’s pretty much been my thinking as well, Bob. Thank you for your valued input.


But when I sent my Nikon in for repair they advice not to send the battery.

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Mar 6, 2019 15:03:00   #
Rab-Eye (a regular here)
 
BebuLamar wrote:
But when I sent my Nikon in for repair they advice not to send the battery.


I wonder if they would have done the same thing if your problem was one where the battery could be a possible cause.

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Mar 6, 2019 15:07:51   #
BebuLamar (a regular here)
 
Rab-Eye wrote:
I wonder if they would have done the same thing if your problem was one where the battery could be a possible cause.


In such case you could put in an OEM battery and see if the problem goes away. If not then send the camera with the OEM battery.

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Mar 6, 2019 15:11:40   #
Rab-Eye (a regular here)
 
BebuLamar wrote:
In such case you could put in an OEM battery and see if the problem goes away. If not then send the camera with the OEM battery.


I was actually talking about a situation like corrosion because of battery leakage.

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Mar 6, 2019 15:16:27   #
Screamin Scott (a regular here)
 
Duracell is notorious for leakage... Their AA and AAA batteries anyway...

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Mar 6, 2019 16:06:17   #
Rich475
 
Rab-Eye wrote:
I generally stick to batteries from the camera manufacturer. However, I chanced across a link online to a Duracell battery that is 50% the cost of the manufacturer's battery for one of my cameras. With Duracell being a name brand, I wonder if it’s worth spending the extra money on OEM? Does anyone have any experience with Duracell brand batteries made for cameras, or in general just have thoughts to share?

Thanks!


There is a huge difference from batteries from say Costco and battery store like Batteries Plus Inc. You pay double for their batteries but they last 4 or 5 times longer and I would imagine they have a more durable casing. Check them out . . I think they are Nationwide. Camera Manufactures would also use these batteries.
Rich

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Mar 6, 2019 18:25:34   #
Rab-Eye (a regular here)
 
Rich475 wrote:
There is a huge difference from batteries from say Costco and battery store like Batteries Plus Inc. You pay double for their batteries but they last 4 or 5 times longer and I would imagine they have a more durable casing. Check them out . . I think they are Nationwide. Camera Manufactures would also use these batteries.
Rich


Consumer Reports rates Kirkland batteries as best buys.

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Mar 6, 2019 18:39:19   #
Bill_de (a regular here)
 
I had an entire package of Duracell batteries corrode sitting in my desk drawer. My house is air conditioned so it wasn't a climate issue. They were years away from the expiration date. I emailed a picture to Duracell including the lot # and within a couple of days I had a certificate to replace them. Lowes took the certificate with no issue. I wonder if we hear more about Duracell problems because they may sell more???

The only non OEM battery I ever used in a Nikon was a Watson that B&H sent with a D4s. I now use it in a grip on the D850. It's been more than a couple of years and still going strong.

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Mar 6, 2019 19:19:51   #
rook2c4 (a regular here)
 
rmalarz wrote:
Ben, quite honestly, I stick with OEM batteries. The only reason is if for some weird reason something happens to a battery and the camera needs repair as a result, the company can't come back with, the non-OEM battery is the cause and we have to charge you some outrageous amount for the repair. I'd just as soon not risk that scenario.
--Bob


Gee, all you have to do is take the non-OEM battery out and replace it with an OEM battery before sending the camera in for repair. Not hard to do. The company will then have to blame their own battery for causing the trouble. Risk averted, rmalarz!

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Mar 6, 2019 19:31:02   #
Rab-Eye (a regular here)
 
rook2c4 wrote:
Gee, all you have to do is take the non-OEM battery out and replace it with an OEM battery before sending the camera in for repair. Not hard to do. The company will then have to blame their own battery for causing the trouble. Risk averted, rmalarz!


At what cost? Better to pay for the repair. My two cents.

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