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10-13-2015, 07:04 AM   #1
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Another AA question

You can get the AA battery holders for under $5 from Amazon and Ebay. Looks like they have silver contacts and the factory units have gold. Are the cheap ones a waste of money? OEM is available for $24.

10-13-2015, 07:10 AM   #2
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They work just fine. It's your call some people have reported problems with the 3rd party ones, I haven't but they do add a fair amount of weight. Wasabi batteries can be had fairly cheap and work great. : Wasabi Power Battery (2-Pack) and Charger for Pentax D-LI109 and Pentax K-r, K-30, K-50, K-500 : Digital Camera Batteries : Camera & Photo
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I use one on my k50. Cheap far east made knockoff.
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I have a cheap $4 one for my K30. It's for emergencies and comes out when it's time to use the AA batteries out of my flashes!

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There may be variation even among the knockoffs. I vaguely remember hearing of the plastic cracking on cheap ones; I have two $6 knockoffs that I bought in 2011 (they were a little more expensive in those days) and I've never had any trouble.
12-15-2015, 10:01 PM   #6
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I have an official one but never use it. Ended up buying a pack of 4 non-genuine batteries off Ebay to use rather than deal with the AAs.
12-19-2015, 07:04 PM   #7
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they are so cheap like $4.

try it out.

i bought one and it works fine!

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