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09-18-2015, 10:44 AM   #1
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Spare Battery

I was going to get a couple of spare batteries that I probably won't need and was going to get a couple of cheapies from ebay, is that a really bad idea?

If anybody has personal experience of a brand on ebay that they can recommend please let me know.

09-18-2015, 12:17 PM   #2
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For which camera model? Personally I have not had a lot of luck with the Pentax knock-off batteries from Ebay for my K5IIs. My wife has a Canon Rebel POS and has purchased aftermarket batteries through DuracellDirect, which were much better than the regular Canon OEM batteries. But DD doesn't carry any Pentax equivalent batteries that I'm aware of.
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Got a spare charger and two spare 109s for the K-30 I bought in 2013. I use the three (two spares and original pentax) interchangably and couldn't tell you which battery is in when. They appear to function identically in terms of charge time and duration of charge. Got them from amazon, Amazon.com : 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 and just picked my sister up a set for her new K-50
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Wasabi user here - also Li109 for the K50 not for my K3 yet. I love it. Not quite the juice of the original but reasonable - way better than it should be for the price.

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Sorry all, for the 645Z

sorry, 645Z
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All of my extra batteries, starting from K10D, K-5, Q, and the G2 were from eBay (lowest price), and I've not had a problem with any of them - battery life or charging them via the oem chargers.
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QuoteOriginally posted by GarethC7 Quote
sorry, 645Z
I assumed given the Medium Format forum that it might be. That camera uses the same batteries as the K3 - right? I just haven't bought any Wasabi batteries for my K3 yet. I do know the brand worked well for me on the K50. I also used Amazon not ebay.
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QuoteOriginally posted by GarethC7 Quote
I was going to get a couple of spare batteries that I probably won't need and was going to get a couple of cheapies from ebay, is that a really bad idea?

If anybody has personal experience of a brand on ebay that they can recommend please let me know.
DONT DO IT !!! If you own a Z you do not need to save pennies on a battery system that could be ill fitting, overheat, melt, etc.. I got cheapies once for a canon 1D body and what a M I S T A K E !

We Z owners are so lucky that pentax use their basic battery (available , affordable , dependable) to power the camera . Have you ever seen the price of a Leica S battery or a Hasselblad Battery?

I count myself lucky that pentax gave us access to their terrific D-190 and i buy fresh stock from a known retailer gladly.

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Pentax batteries are fairly cheap in any case, might as well buy the real thing, especially if you're putting them in a camera as expensive as the Z.
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I find the Hähnel ones to be reliable. Energiser ones also.
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