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steverh
22nd April 2008, 09:27 AM
http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_3&products_id=99224

It seems a very good price for a BLM-1 clone - anyone tried it?

At least they offer a 30-day refund if it's no good.

j.baker
22nd April 2008, 10:09 AM
I have two of them here.

They appear to work well. The Olympus ones are much better, but they are good for spares.

steverh
22nd April 2008, 10:43 AM
I bought an Energizer OM-1 (BLM-1 clone) a while ago. It was a lot more expensive than the one at 7-day shop (maybe £25?) but about half the Olympus price I think. As far as I can tell, it is at least as good as the original.

Of course, now I've got my freebie HLD-2 power grip, courtesy of this group, I don't need any more batteries at present... :) Just thought it might interest others.

maccabeej
22nd April 2008, 12:03 PM
I have had one since March 2006. I never notice which one is in the camera (E500). Went through a 3 week trip to Canada just after I bought it, 2000 odd images including deletes, turn and turn about with the Oly battery and no complaints.

Scapula Memory
22nd April 2008, 12:18 PM
I paid a bit more for this Uniross one http://www.battery-force.co.uk/searchresults.html about £17 because I bought a £9 cheap and cheerful one from somewhere else that was DOA

They send you a token for 5% discount on future orders and usually enclose some chocolate as well!

I have read that some of the cheap ones including the Hong Kong fake imports do not have a charge protection circuit so they can be used but should not be left unattended when charging.

Jim
22nd April 2008, 12:35 PM
I hear that the Uniross VB104295 are very good, currently £14.65 on Amazon SOLD BY Amazon. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Uniross-VB104295-Digital-Battery-Olympus/dp/B000D2WJ5E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1208867651&sr=8-1

Steve Lane
22nd April 2008, 02:35 PM
I purchased a Uniross version from www.batterylogic.co.uk around a year ago, and it is superb - easily as good as the Olympus one. Price was good too - 14.99 including VAT and Delivery. I have just checked their website and the price is still the same!

I rang them up and placed the order - spoke to a friendly chap and the item arrived next day. I would certainly use them again.

Cheers, Steve.