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    3rd party batteries

    My advice is: be careful ! Some of them are too thick and whilst they slide in ok, albeit a little tightly, you may find that they don't slide out again so readily!!

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    Re: 3rd party batteries

    Lee, If you a bit more specific (name them), it would be more useful.

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    Re: 3rd party batteries

    I have one that I bought in Australia and it is great. I also have an extra charger which works on either 240 or 12 volt. The real warning is be careful where you buy. Here is the guy that I buy from: Digital Camera Battery - Batteries 400 Day Money Back Guaranteed

    I had trouble with a V Lux battery a while back as the camera would not accept it. They took it back, sorted the problem out and then sent me a replacement that works well.
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    Re: 3rd party batteries

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    Lee, If you a bit more specific (name them), it would be more useful.
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    Yes, sorry, you are right. It was one from amazon UK affiliated seller. I have contacted them and they have offered a replacement/refund. I may try another or just stick with OEM, it was just that I eventually realised that the copy I had was thicker than the OEM and, whilst it went in ok, I gave myself a fright getting it out as it would not pop out easily and I had to hold the spring loaded catch down with a paper clip and shake the camera a little for the battery to come out enough for me to slide it out again!

    So, I scared myself. Just beware - if it seems almost too snug going in, best to stop. No point potentially damaging a battery catch on a £1400 body for the sake of saving £40 on a battery!

    Lee

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    Re: 3rd party batteries

    Quote Originally Posted by Sapphie View Post
    My advice is: be careful ! Some of them are too thick and whilst they slide in ok, albeit a little tightly, you may find that they don't slide out again so readily!!

    Lee
    Yes I bought one and it was a little too thick so it was at first a bit complicated to slide it out.

    The fat battery is this one.
    NP-W126 NPW126 Battery for Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1 HS30 EXR | eBay

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    Re: 3rd party batteries

    Hähnel announced a aftermarket battery and they usually deliver high quality stuff.

    http://www.amazon.de/H%C3%A4hnel-HL-...7&sr=1-1-fkmr1

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    Received two Hähnel batteries yesterday and they fit perfectly - no differences to the original batteries.

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