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03-04-2019, 05:24 PM   #1
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Newer D-Li90 Battery Question

I am seeing "Genuine" D-Li90 batteries advertised on eBay for ~$20, which as you know is roughly half price in the US. My problem with them is the photos show this..


but my OEM D-Li90 batteries all have a six digit code in black on a silver background stip with the date of manufacture (i.e., "201409" for Sept. '14) but as you can see from the photo these have no such marking. So, my question is - are the newer genuine Pentax batteries now coming without the manufacture date stamped on them?


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Shouldn't it say "Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd." rather than "Hoya Corporation", if the battery is new?*

* Maybe NOS?

All of my batteries have the date, as you noted.
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Beware of the Typo -- Corportion

I have two genuine Pentax D-Li90 battery packs -- both have date codes:

"Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company" 201207
"Ricoh Imaging Company" 201509.

The pack you show has a typo in the company's name: Hoya Corportion. You might want to do a quick online search to see if other confirmed genuine batteries of that vintage carried the typo. Otherwise, it might be a tip-off to a fake.

It would be an old battery (pre-2011 or 2012) if it's a genuine Hoya.

Edit: I searched online. The only samples I found bearing the typo "Corportion" are for sales from unknown sellers. Several eBay sellers show the same image as yours, all with the typo. I also found examples of batteries bearing the correct spelling of CORPORATION; those appear to be genuine.

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I wonder if that's a fake? All my genuine Pentax batteries have the date codes.

03-04-2019, 05:50 PM   #5
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Looks like a genuine fony to me.

Edit: Wow, there certainly are a lot them. Presumably Hoya stumbled upon a forgotten warehouse
full of batteries and is flooding the market in an effort to tank Ricoh sales, (maybe they're aiming for
another hostile takeover). Maybe we'll see a flood of $100 K-5's on the market next week?

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Thanks. I already thought it to be a fake but wanted to confirm that new than my 2014 batteries still carry the date code. Appreciate the info, thanks.


P.S. Still prefer my Wasabi batteries at 80-90% the capacity for 20-30% the cost of OEMs.
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100% fake
03-05-2019, 12:34 AM   #8
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Just get Hähnel batteries: Hähnel - For Pentax
I have 3 spares for K-1 and can't tell the difference with the original ones.
I got them for about $20 each.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Thanks. I already thought it to be a fake but wanted to confirm that new than my 2014 batteries still carry the date code. Appreciate the info, thanks.


P.S. Still prefer my Wasabi batteries at 80-90% the capacity for 20-30% the cost of OEMs.
Yup, I've had a couple of the Wasabis in my battery rotation for about a year and they've been just as reliable as oem.
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I seem to remember that the D-Li90 batteries had no date code on them until the K-3 was released, i.e., those that came with the K-7 and K-5 had no date code.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pete-tarmigan Quote
I seem to remember that the D-Li90 batteries had no date code on them until the K-3 was released, i.e., those that came with the K-7 and K-5 had no date code.
Memory is faulty, my OEM batteries, starting with my first with the K5, all have the date code.
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Just pulled my cameras out and looked. The battery that came with my K7 says Hoya on it and does not have a date code.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bigdavephoto Quote
Just pulled my cameras out and looked. The battery that came with my K7 says Hoya on it and does not have a date code.
Never owned a K7, good to know. Perhaps some of the original K5s also did not have date codes on their battery.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bigdavephoto Quote
Just pulled my cameras out and looked. The battery that came with my K7 says Hoya on it and does not have a date code.
Could I ask you to please indicate the spelling of "Corporation" on the battery? CORPORTION or CORPORATION?
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QuoteOriginally posted by pete-tarmigan Quote
I seem to remember that the D-Li90 batteries had no date code on them until the K-3 was released, i.e., those that came with the K-7 and K-5 had no date code.
My K-5 has one with date code from 2012.
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