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Nov 14, 2012 01:27 |  #9661

KenjiS wrote in post #15243596 (external link)
Not -specifically- Canon or Nikon batteries, just in general, cheap knockoffs CAN have QC problems and these problems DO result in the potential for fire... I HAVE seen it happen, and seen the end results of it...

Just saying why personally i wouldnt do it.. lol

I haven't and we deal with communications batteries that require much higher current the cameras. As I posted earlier the problem with the bad ones are physical specs not being exact or the battery with cheap/weak cells. It is your gear and your money but these scare stories about fires and explosions are nonsense.


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Nov 14, 2012 01:37 |  #9662
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K6AZ wrote in post #15243611 (external link)
I haven't and we deal with communications batteries that require much higher current the cameras. As I posted earlier the problem with the bad ones are physical specs not being exact or the battery with cheap/weak cells. It is your gear and your money but these scare stories about fires and explosions are nonsense.

Well it SURE SCARED ME! I don't want my brand spankin' new D800 to burst into flames. I'd rather have dust oil and dirt on my sensor :lol::lol::lol:


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Nov 14, 2012 01:44 |  #9663

K6AZ wrote in post #15243611 (external link)
I haven't and we deal with communications batteries that require much higher current the cameras. As I posted earlier the problem with the bad ones are physical specs not being exact or the battery with cheap/weak cells. It is your gear and your money but these scare stories about fires and explosions are nonsense.

http://www.amateurphot​ographer.co.uk …-exploding-fake-batteries (external link)

I've seen other photos of ones damaged and etc...

You're right, probubly not a HUGE chance.. im just paranoid like that


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Nov 14, 2012 01:57 |  #9664

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http://www.amateurphot​ographer.co.uk …-exploding-fake-batteries (external link)

I've seen other photos of ones damaged and etc...

You're right, probubly not a HUGE chance.. im just paranoid like that

That case that Canon 'warned' against was debunked a long time ago. If I take even a genuine Nikon or Canon battery, fully charge it, and then introduce a direct short I can make them look like that as well. I suppose if you don't have a background in electronics and can't properly test batteries before you use them then you may well be better off just paying the price from Canon or Nikon. However, as I stated earlier B&H and Adorama are rather finicky about the gear they sell and they would not sell batteries that were so poorly constructed to self destruct like that.


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Nov 14, 2012 05:44 |  #9665

It finally came in. It's pretty bulky but I'm good with it.

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Nov 14, 2012 05:50 |  #9666
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gqtuazon wrote in post #15243921 (external link)
It finally came in. It's pretty bulky but I'm good with it.

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Amazing lens!! Ah I want it. Soon soon...


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Nov 14, 2012 06:42 |  #9667

That red VR means it's going to be refreshed soon. ;)
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Nov 14, 2012 07:24 |  #9668

Was that flower shot handheld?

God, I want that lens. And the 70-200 f/4 VR. And the 16-35 f/4 VR. :lol:


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Nov 14, 2012 10:17 |  #9669

I keep the hood on mine...




  
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Nov 14, 2012 10:18 |  #9670

K6AZ wrote in post #15243074 (external link)
They're already on eBay and you can also buy one at B&H if you're concerned about quality. I have an eBay special on the way for $20 but I do have the equipment to test them before putting in the camera. Here's the B&H battery:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ry_For_Nikon_EN​_EL15.html (external link)

nice find, b&H wouldn't sell it if it were crap.




  
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Nov 14, 2012 11:35 |  #9671

rick_reno wrote in post #15244619 (external link)
nice find, b&H wouldn't sell it if it were crap.

These third party batteries have really improved in the last few years. Nothing like when the EN-EL3e was first cracked. Horrible physical specs on some so far out they wouldn't fit in the battery compartment and I found some that deviated more than 25% from the rated voltage under a 50mA load.


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Nov 14, 2012 12:10 |  #9672

K6AZ wrote in post #15244962 (external link)
These third party batteries have really improved in the last few years. Nothing like when the EN-EL3e was first cracked. Horrible physical specs on some so far out they wouldn't fit in the battery compartment and I found some that deviated more than 25% from the rated voltage under a 50mA load.

I saw one customer comment that said they had to open and close the battery compartment before the camera would recognize the battery. not sure what to make of it, but i'd guess it wasn't seated correctly.




  
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Nov 14, 2012 12:15 |  #9673

rick_reno wrote in post #15245119 (external link)
I saw one customer comment that said they had to open and close the battery compartment before the camera would recognize the battery. not sure what to make of it, but i'd guess it wasn't seated correctly.

Was that on the B&H battery? I have an Olympus battery that requires the open/close battery door to work sometimes. Probably is a seating problem.


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Nov 14, 2012 12:25 |  #9674

K6AZ wrote in post #15245150 (external link)
Was that on the B&H battery? I have an Olympus battery that requires the open/close battery door to work sometimes. Probably is a seating problem.

Yep, I quickly scanned the customer comments posted at b&h




  
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Nov 14, 2012 12:27 |  #9675

rick_reno wrote in post #15245183 (external link)
Yep, I quickly scanned the customer comments posted at b&h

I should have the eBay special by the end of the week. If the electrical and physical specs check out I'll link to the seller.


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