Identifying Counterfeit EN-EL15 batteries

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  1. kingsgraphic

    kingsgraphic TPF Noob!

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    At the connection end of a genuine EN-EL15 note the small 'A' near the first connector? The third-party and counterfeit batteries do not have that. $Nikon EN-EL15.jpg


     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nothing wrong with using 3rd party batteries....but the counterfeit ones are more likely to be sketchy.
     
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    Patriot No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Wouldn't third party gear void your warranty?
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    Urban legend.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    OEM batteries will leave a void in your wallet. ;)
     
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    KmH In memoriam Supporting Member

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    Genuine Nikon batteries have been incredible for me in terms of performance, and length of service. Simply AMAZINGLY good.
     
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    ghache No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    as long you didnt pay 99$ for your counterfeit battery its all good :lol:
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    So...... either 3rd party gear (batteries, lenses, speedlights, filters, etc.) are considered 'replacement parts'............. or I'm not authorized to use them.
     
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    pixmedic I am the Lord thy Mod Staff Member Supporting Member

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    yup...as soon as you replace your genuine OEM Nikon camera strap with a third party knockoff like black rapid...you are FUBAR.
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    Rats. I just KNEW I should have bought a Nikon tripod instead of that cheesy Manfrotto!
     
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    What is the difference between 3rd party and counterfeit?
     

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