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OlyPaul
6th August 2013, 11:07 AM
My new OMD EM-5 should arrive tomorrow, so my question is will my E-PL batteries work with it or do I have to wait for the battery to charge before I can play with it.:)

StephenL
6th August 2013, 11:20 AM
E-PL5 batteries are BLS. E-M5 batteries are BLN. There's a physical size difference, so you'll just have to be patient!

daveh48
6th August 2013, 11:24 AM
I have an EPL-5 and the battery doesn't fit the OMD but I don't know about the earlier models. When I bought my OMD the battery had a charge and gave me a good couple of hours to try it out.

Dave.

OlyPaul
6th August 2013, 11:31 AM
Thanks Stephen and Dave, another question, can anyone recommend a decent third party battery for it?:)

StephenL
6th August 2013, 11:47 AM
The Ex-Pro ones from Amazon work, and can be charged from the original charger.

Ex-ProŽ Olympus BLN-1, BLN1 High Power Plus+ 2 Year: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41VrHwPWv4L.@@AMEPARAM@@41VrHwPWv4L

daveh48
6th August 2013, 11:52 AM
I'm still waiting for the free battery and case Olympus offered when I bought my OMD so not looked into third party batteries for it.

In the past I've used PowerPlanet via Amazon to source batteries for my G2 (Which is still going strong) and my GX1 before I sold it and have just ordered one for my EPL-5. Their prices are reasonable and they have a quick despatch time.

Dave.

OlyPaul
6th August 2013, 12:08 PM
The Ex-Pro ones from Amazon work, and can be charged from the original charger.

Ex-ProŽ Olympus BLN-1, BLN1 High Power Plus+ 2 Year: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00B24YO1O/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

Thanks for that Stephen I have ordered a couple.*chr

Pierre L
6th August 2013, 01:05 PM
The new E-P5 uses the same batteries as the E-M5 (useless information, I know).

tomphotofx
6th August 2013, 06:33 PM
A big thumbs up for the EX-Pro I have 4 no problems so far.

Tom

Greytop
7th August 2013, 01:12 AM
I have four of the Ex-Pro batteries and use them with an Ex-Pro charger which seems to work well enough.
Not sure that they will charge with the original charger though.

gregles
7th August 2013, 07:09 AM
Has the postie been yet:D

OlyPaul
7th August 2013, 07:20 AM
Has the postie been yet:D

Due for delivery today Greg...waiting and looking out window as I type.:D