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08-13-2014, 07:20 AM   #1
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Best 3rd party battery for K-5?

Hi there, I'm a newcomer to the Pentax world, having just purchased a Pentax K-5 with an assortment of lenses. It only came with one battery though, and I don't like running without a spare battery, so I am looking to buy another one. I previously owned a Canon DSLR for which I had purchased two 3rd party batteries which worked just fine. However, I know that most people don't recommend 3rd party batteries, and I certainly don't want to ruin my new Pentax, so I'd like to do this right. Does anyone have any recommendations?

I did find a $15 battery on Amazon, which has fairly good reviews, but I don't know anything about the brand, is it reliable?

Thanks in advance!

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Wasabi power.
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wasabi and maxell have worked fine in all the k5, k3 cameras
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So I'm fine to go with the $15 battery that I linked to in my first post then? It is Wasabi Power.

Thanks for your quick responses!

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@pearsaab Where do I find Maxell? Amazon doesn't seem to have any for Pentax....

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So I'm fine to go with the $15 battery that I linked to in my first post then? It is Wasabi Power.

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They might fit a little funny on the genuine Pentax charger (1/4 of a millimeter smaller??), but they work fine.
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QuoteOriginally posted by 12345 Quote
So I'm fine to go with the $15 battery that I linked to in my first post then? It is Wasabi Power.

Thanks for your quick responses!

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@pearsaab Where do I find Maxell? Amazon doesn't seem to have any for Pentax....
I have some that outlasted the OEM versions.
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I have some that outlasted the OEM versions.
when i bought mine it was through amazon so i guess they don't sell them anymore
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when i bought mine it was through amazon so i guess they don't sell them anymore
Well, I guess I'll just go with Wasabi Power then.
Thanks for your advice!

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Well, I guess I'll just go with Wasabi Power then.
Thanks for your advice!
wasabi is good too
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I have had good results with Wasabi Power, too.
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