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    battery for the m9

    my m9 came with a battery that looks different than the ones I have from my m8, they are physically the same size, but they lack the leica 'eurostyle' font and are labeled with a sticker and not embossed as the m8 one are.

    Is this a genuine battery? They had the Camera on display for a bit, so they might have used a third party battery in it.
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    Re: battery for the m9

    I don't know the answer, but it has the same part number.
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    Re: battery for the m9

    Yep, thats the new look of the battery. I received the same one with mine.
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    Re: battery for the m9

    Quote Originally Posted by geesbert View Post
    my m9 came with a battery that looks different than the ones I have from my m8, they are physically the same size, but they lack the leica 'eurostyle' font and are labeled with a sticker and not embossed as the m8 one are.

    Is this a genuine battery? They had the Camera on display for a bit, so they might have used a third party battery in it.
    My battery looks exactly the same - and it came with the camera in a sealed package.
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    Re: battery for the m9

    Agree - that's the real deal.

    As an aside I used a couple Pearstone (B&H, non-OEM) batteries that week in the M9 and they worked fine. Seemed to last about the same as the Leica batteries.
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    Re: battery for the m9

    My one pearstone died after 3 uses. Wont even charge now. Not sure why, but I will be sticking with the Leica batteries from now on.
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    Re: battery for the m9

    thanks for your replies. probably another bit of costcutting by leica.

    i bought three aftermarket batteries off ebay for my m8, two of which caved in within three months.

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    Re: battery for the m9

    I've had 3 original batteries now, and about 8 3rd party ones. Here in Canada the store wanted $150 for the Leica batteries plus tax, and the 3rd party ones have generally cost me about $11 ea. total delivered. Two Leica batteries have died and 2 3rd party batteries have died. Each type has lasted as well as the other.

    No way am I buying Leica branded batteries. Cameras, yes. Lenses, yes. Batteries and chargers, NO!

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    Re: battery for the m9

    the two original batteries I have are doing just fine, albeit me mistreating them quite a bit. I always partly recharge them, never recondition them but they seem to work just like day one, I get up to 350 images per charge with the m8

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