For Canon please give me a 3rd party company that gives identical performance and reliability?
If you miss a pivotal moment during a clients EVENT because you saved $40 on a 3rd party battery is wonderful LOL!!!!
If you missed your childs first step because a 3rd party battery died due to incorrect battery level (indicator) is worth saving some money right???
Joking and ribbing aside please tell me a 3rd party fuji battery that will perform identical to oem. There is nothing out there that is comparable to OEM.
My DSTE cheapy battery on my gh3 worked.......it was a spare but otherwise I would use OEM first and use 3rd party for last ditch efforts in keeping the camera going.
IF you do "PAY" you do get a reliable battery. Why do you think people use OEM as a benchmark/reference???????? because it's a comparison of reliability and longevity. You understand maH is an absolute joke in the 3rd party world because we all know they typically do not last as long as an oem. If this case was the opposite I'd only buy 3rd party!!
Been there...done that.....
For my fuji gear if I use it in a more serious manner I'd throw away all of my 3rd party batteries and use only OEM.
If price were the same or even close, I'd go OEM. But they're not.
Even if 3rd party batteries were 60% the capacity of OEM, you'd still be ahead due to the extreme price of OEM batteries. I rotate through 4 batteries (1 Canon, 1 Sterlingtek, 2 Wasabi) and they all work fine and none of them stand out as lasting longer/shorter than the others.