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Post Options Post Options   Quote wetapunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 June 2019 at 06:39
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

I prefer using original Sony branded batteries, but I got a Wasabi NP-FW50 with a second hand camera I bought and it performs flawlessly. It works in my A6000 and my A7r2. I do not see major differences between the Wasabi and the Sony ones - but I did not do any real testing, just using it in the rotation of batteries.


Iím another fan of Wasabi. In fact Iíve had one genuine Sony die on me whilst the Wasabi keep on ticking along.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 June 2019 at 09:55
Originally posted by beautiophile beautiophile wrote:


Nowadays, the quality gap of battery cells among manufacturers is relatively small. The importance is the battery circuit board which controls the discharge and communication with the camera.

The danger is that (as happened a lot with nicads and Nimh cells) the manufacturers don't throw away cell batches that fail to meet their test criteria, but sell them off for less critical applications ... and these re-enter the camera battery market by unscrupulous 3rd party firms.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote woodrim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 September 2019 at 22:46
I just looked for Wasabi batteries on ebay and see some big price differences. Looking carefully at the labels on the battery reverse side, I see differences. Is there a problem with counterfeiting?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 September 2019 at 07:19
There is. Many of the Chinese camera batteries appear to be recyled maanufacturing rejects with false labels. They *may* work for a while but are quite likely to give problems.
If you don't want to pay Sony prices, look for alternative parts from reputable suppliers, or buy from a shop and take their advice. I've found Duracell and Ansmann reliable.
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