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02-21-2011, 10:49 PM   #46
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Just thought I would add the aftermarket batteries I use and have been using for years in the last three camera bodies, are all from chinese ebay sites with very high ratings they average $12.00 Australian verses $140.00 for Pentax. I am not going to spend my time doing indepth voltage comparasions etc but I do wear full u.e.d. protection when using the camera. LOL
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Hi all..

After all the heated discussion, can someone recommend a generic k5 battery that works well? I recently get a k-5 and would like to get at least one extra battery. Please provide link to the battery! Much appreciate!

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OK, I did some search on Adorama, BHPhoto and other places.

The Pentax OEM is $37.52 (rated 1860 mAh) at BHPhoto:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/634906-REG/Pentax_39830_D_LI90_Recharg...n_Battery.html

The Flashpoint replacement is $9.95 (rated 1550 mAh) at Adorama:
http://www.adorama.com/IBYDLI90.html

The Power2000 replacement is $17.95 (rated 1700 mAh) at Adorama:
http://www.adorama.com/PQACD305.html

The Pearstone replacement is $19.95 (rated 1700 mAh) at BHPhoto:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/645340-REG/Pearstone_D_LI90_D_LI90_Rec...n_Battery.html

The 'Noname' replacement from Amazon (Cameta Camera) is $14.95 (rated 1700 mAh):
http://www.amazon.com/Battery-1700mah-Replacement-Pentax-D-LI90/dp/B002MN94PU

Another 'Noname' replacement from BestBatt is $8.90 (rated 1900 mAh !!):
http://www.bestbatt.com/Pentax_D_LI90_Li_Ion_Rechargeable_Battery_p/bbdli90.htm

So, in general, the Pentax OEM hold more juice (1860 mAh) than other replacement. Of course, except the one from BestBatt, which rated 1900 mAh! higher than Pentax OEM! and its only $8.90. So this is probably the best value if it is true. Now.... have anyone buy from them?


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I'd recommend the ZEIKOS ZE-LI90. It's 2800 mAh, and only $16

Amazon.com: Zeikos ZE-LI90 Lithium Ion Battery Replaces the Pentax LI90 Battery: Electronics
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Thanks gtopplings!

Have you got one of this? How long have you have them and is the review on Amazon written by you?

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QuoteOriginally posted by LFLee Quote
Thanks gtopplings!

Have you got one of this? How long have you have them and is the review on Amazon written by you?

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I've used the battery for a few months. It lasted through a week in Maui, and I've had no problems with it so far.
Battery life was almost 1500 shots on one charge.

The review on amazon was not mine, but for that price I'd say it's a great deal!
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I bought a grip + two batteries for around $70 on Ebay - both batteries are working fine so far - have taken hundreds of photos and the charge indicator is still saying full!

Having bought "Ebay" batteries for my other devices though - generally my experience is the generics don't seem to last as long between charges as the originals but hey at a fraction of the price I don't really care.

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I assume the Pentax charger will be OK for any 3rd party battery?
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Thanks gtopplings!

I bought the one you recommend.
2800 mAh - ~50% more juice than Pentax OEM (if it is true).

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Lee, could you let us know how that Zeikos battery works? If it's good, I might be in the market for one!
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I'm also very curious to hear how the Zeikos turned out, thinking of ordering one myself.
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I'm also very curious to hear how the Zeikos turned out, thinking of ordering one myself.
No need to wait. I can tell you from personal experience that it's fine.
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QuoteOriginally posted by qtopplings Quote
I'd recommend the ZEIKOS ZE-LI90. It's 2800 mAh, and only $16

Amazon.com: Zeikos ZE-LI90 Lithium Ion Battery Replaces the Pentax LI90 Battery: Electronics
I bought one of these with my K5, and have yet to make a dent in its first charge. I'd say it is high quality and at least as high capacity as the oem.
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Kun ostin K-5 ostin mukana Pystykahvan ja mukana 2 alkuperäistä Pentax varaakkua . Jäi rahaakin jäljelle. Voin nukkua yöt hyvin ei tarvitse miettiä kestääkö akut, vai räjähtääkö kameransisässä. Meinaan monet akut on räjähtänyt kännyköissä ja muissa laitteissa, kun on ollut piraatteja. Takuuhan ei korvaa laiteita jos siinä on käytetty jotakin köyhänmiehen piraattiakkuja. Suosittelen ostamaan halvemman kameran, että pystyy ostamaan kunnon akun rahoillaan.
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