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Old August 28th, 2009, 02:53 AM   #1
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Spare HMC batteries

Hi all

I was just wondering what everyone is using for a spare set of batteries for either the HMC70 or 150. Due to the ID security in the battery you cannot use any generic battery (unless some company have figured out a way of bypassing it!!)

The only company I can see that Panasonic have allowed to produce batteries is IDX ..otherwise you are stuck with Pananasonic which here are crazy prices!!! ($300 for the 2640mah!!!)

Who's using what for their backup set???

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Old August 30th, 2009, 12:53 PM   #2
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Get this one from B&H.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 11:18 AM   #3
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Can you mail order the Panasonic battery for about $200AUD + shipping? That should be under the $300AUD local cost.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 05:56 PM   #4
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Hi Jeff and Randy

Thanks!!

I actually looked into B&H but they want crazy shipping prices (US$47!!!) I actually got hold of my cam supplier (Global Media Pro) and they will supply for AUS$232 and only AUS$13 for courier delivery!!!

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