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    Hi all,

    i'm using nikon d80. Wanna get more battery for europe trip.
    need some advice as to where to get?
    ie. which shop selling the cheapest?
    I checked mscolor, they told me $75. =.= not sure reasonable a not.

    thanks.

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    Default Re: where to get cheapest battery

    whatever you do, buy original

    but why do you need an extra battery?
    If you have access to electricity every night, your 1 battery should be enough

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    better to have spare lah.. u never know when u will forget to charge the main batt

    i've never been to europe before, and TS never say where, but he might want a spare if it gets cold. to alternate between a cosy place and his camera

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    going sweden. but might be travelling around. i need extra batt in case power plug out of reach.

    btw. what is the price for an original d80 battery cost? is it really $75? i tot it's $60?

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    If u have a grip, buy AA (standby incase your org batt is flat)

    If u don't mind those "chiong" batt, the price 65 can actually buy 2 or 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ytbryan View Post
    going sweden. but might be travelling around. i need extra batt in case power plug out of reach.

    btw. what is the price for an original d80 battery cost? is it really $75? i tot it's $60?
    Try phottix batteries on Ebay. nearly $10. Reliable if you ask me.
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    third party batteries have served me well for over 1 year plus..

    Brands I am using are megapower -> can get from cathay at $25

    Phottix -> You can check mass sales or can order from EBAY..

    I have been using this batteries for my 300D, 400D, 30D ...

    Served me well..
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    imo, better to get original

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    I think using the Grip with AA would be a better choice...

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    thanks everyone.

    I decided to go for original.

    I tot going for third party ones will void the warrenty? correct me if i am wrong.

    By the way, how much is a D80 grip roughly? orginal and real ones?

    besides giving better grip and longer battery life span, is there any other functions for a battery grip? For the AA batteries, is the grip able to contain both AA and normal batt?

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    why do you say to buy original? can an original really outlast the compatible 3-4x comparing the price?

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    whatever you do, buy original

    but why do you need an extra battery?
    If you have access to electricity every night, your 1 battery should be enough

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    Default Re: where to get cheapest battery

    lot of people have been using the OEM battery and it seems there is no problem.

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    Yes Does Nikon make batteries? Does Canon make batteries?

    They outsource..

    Seriously 3 party batteries have their own standard and QC depends on the brands..

    I've been using them never failed me but I only get "reputable" OEMS..

    Its still power just like you buy Energizer or Duracells which are premiums buttt Now GP is selling Alkalines that are good and cost way lower than them..
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    What battery brands are considered 'reputable'? Phottix?

    Quote Originally Posted by metals99 View Post
    Yes Does Nikon make batteries? Does Canon make batteries?

    They outsource..

    Seriously 3 party batteries have their own standard and QC depends on the brands..

    I've been using them never failed me but I only get "reputable" OEMS..

    Its still power just like you buy Energizer or Duracells which are premiums buttt Now GP is selling Alkalines that are good and cost way lower than them..

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    Why do you guys like to risk a thousand dollar investment by using 3rd party items which can be risky??

    For a couple of tens more, I'd get a battery which would last well, offer me a ease of mind that I can go back to the makers if there were any issues.

    Who can you go to if YOUR 3rd party battery leaks or worse explodes inside your camera while in use??

    You're not going to be able to claim any warranty due to the fine print in the camera user manual....

    think about it....
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    Default Re: where to get cheapest battery

    If I remember correctly most third-party batteries offer a higher capacity than original batteries... But the life span is shorter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    If I remember correctly most third-party batteries offer a higher capacity than original batteries... But the life span is shorter...
    It's false advertising... more often just to attract...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    It's false advertising... more often just to attract...
    I have a third party battery for my FZ50... it does last longer (50% more shots) than my original batteries (when it is new)....

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