Experience with third-party batteries
bruce.walker at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 09:41:46 EST 2018
I can only disrecommend, but that's based on a single try. I gave my
$25 (Can) D-Li90 clone a good Amazon review initially as it held a
good long charge and seemed to be a very cost-effective replacement.
Then it faded really fast after 10 months or so and wouldn't take a
charge at all.
Back to OEM batteries for me after that. Damn, they are pricey. They
are $90 Can here.
On Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 8:50 AM, Mark Roberts <postmaster at robertstech.com> wrote:
> Can anyone recommend options for third-party batteries for Pentax? I'm
> specifically referring to the D-Li90 type used in pretty much
> everything from the K-7 up to the K-1.
> There are a lot of options out there with varying specifications and
> user reports vary even more wildly. One resourceful buyer who wrote an
> Amazon review actually measured the discharge rate of a so-called
> 2100mAh battery and found it to be around 1100mAh. Mind you, for less
> than $10.00 that would still be an attractive alternative to the
> $50.00 Pentax OEM battery if I did all my work in the studio! But when
> trekking through Yorkshire on the Pennine Way in May I'd like to get
> longer battery life than that; I'm planning on carrying two batteries
> - one in the camera and one in my pack - and recharging every night.
> I'm not a machine gunner so even with GPS on that should work out if
> battery life is reasonable.
> Mark Roberts - Photography & Multimedia
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