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    Posted: 05 August 2022 at 14:00
Well , they don't seem to make things like they used too .
It seems that my Minolta NP-400 for my Dynax 7d , DiMage A1 and A2 don't seem to be holding there charge as well as they used too . I'm not sure why , it's not like there even 20 years old yet !

So I think it's time to get a couple of fresh ones .

Minolta only want's to sell me a photocopier , Pentax also used this battery ( D-LI50 ) in their K10d and K20d , but don't list it anymore ....

So third party it is .
I've had a look on Hahnels website , who I know supply decent batteries , they don't seem to do it anymore , so off to the unknown Chinese offerings .


Most of what I see either doesn't even state a brand or I have never heard of them before . they are quite possibly all from the same factory anyway .

So does anyone have a suggestion of any make that better than another ?

I've seen one brand (DSTE ) on Amazon with a charger , who seem to advertise quite a few .
never heard of them , but at least they use a brand name !


DSTE 2 pack batter and charger

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I think the seller is more important then the make with the cheap ones. I noticed you still can buy Jupio NP-400 batteries. I would go for one of those from a reputable seller. A lot of Dutch shops are selling these.
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Cheers Addy .
I did a search for Jupio branded ones on ebay , U.K , EU and worldwide , but nothing came up .
I guess it is pretty much pot luck these days , I doubt they'll last as long as the original Minolta's though .
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While not an NP-400 battery I've been using 2 Jupio's in my A7RIV since new, mixed with the original OEM battery and can't tell a difference in regular everyday use.

Came as a 2 battery + charger kit much like that DSTE kit, even the same kind of USB charger that caught me out a tad. So I've added an old Iphone charging block to the kit so I can plug it into the wall.
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I have a Jupio battery for my Canons, it is a fine battery. The Minolta original battery is 1500 mAh, the Jupio is 1450 mAh. So, comparable.

Some places selling the Jupio:
https://www.jupioshop.com/en/np-400-/-d-li50-/-bp-21-/-slb-1674-1450-mah
https://www.photospecialist.com/jupio-minolta-np-400
https://www.cameranu.nl/nl/p7862/pentax-d-li50-konica-minolta-np-400-accu-merk-jupio
https://www.oehling.com/p/jupio-np-400-for-minolta-1-450-mah

No experience with Jupioshop, the others are reputable shops.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 August 2022 at 11:07
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

I have a Jupio battery for my Canons, it is a fine battery. The Minolta original battery is 1500 mAh, the Jupio is 1450 mAh. So, comparable.

Some places selling the Jupio:
https://www.jupioshop.com/en/np-400-/-d-li50-/-bp-21-/-slb-1674-1450-mah
https://www.photospecialist.com/jupio-minolta-np-400
https://www.cameranu.nl/nl/p7862/pentax-d-li50-konica-minolta-np-400-accu-merk-jupio
https://www.oehling.com/p/jupio-np-400-for-minolta-1-450-mah

No experience with Jupioshop, the others are reputable shops.


Thanks for the links .
The last one doesn't ship to the U.K , but the others are fine .

I'll have to send them an email to check if UK taxes etc are already paid or if I can expect an extra bill when it gets here .
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Originally posted by SnowFella SnowFella wrote:

While not an NP-400 battery I've been using 2 Jupio's in my A7RIV since new, mixed with the original OEM battery and can't tell a difference in regular everyday use.

Came as a 2 battery + charger kit much like that DSTE kit, even the same kind of USB charger that caught me out a tad. So I've added an old Iphone charging block to the kit so I can plug it into the wall.


It's the USB charger that caught my eye .
I have plenty of the mains chargers , but I fancy a usb charger for when I'm away in my campervan to charge them up via a powerbank or the vans 12v system.

Saves setting the mains inverter up .
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