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Old October 11th, 2004, 02:44 PM   #1
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On 3rd party batteries...

On Friday night, I charged up 3 Empire batteries for the next day. I put the first one in, it died almost immediately. Same with the second one. The third ran for a few minutes, then died.

These are replacement for the BP 915 Canon GL1 batts, I paid around $30 each for them almost 3 years ago. So I saved about $70 per battery, and got 3 years out of them. Not too shabby... I'm just really happy I didn't need them for a job.
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Old October 11th, 2004, 10:49 PM   #2
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3 years is a long time, especially with regular use. I've been using a no-name 3 hr Ebay battery on my little Panny for about 8 months now with no noticable drop-off in shooting or standby time.
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Old October 11th, 2004, 11:15 PM   #3
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Mine went almost 2 years before dropping. Not bad I guess.
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Old October 12th, 2004, 09:59 AM   #4
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I expect original batteries wouldn't last any longer. So you saved some money.
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Old October 12th, 2004, 10:41 AM   #5
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I don't know about that Darko... The original BP 915 that came with it, is still running at peak. As far as I can tell anyways.
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Old October 15th, 2004, 12:56 AM   #6
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by the way which brand of batteries is doing good these days
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