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BelperJim
6th November 2017, 03:39 PM
Has anyone used a 3rd party battery for the EM1mkii. Iím looking at Ex-Pro they have 2 high capacity batteries + charger for £55. The batteries do not show the charge in the camera but do on their own charger. You also get a car charger and they say their chargers are ok for original Olympus batteries.

Can anyone tell me if they are any good

MJ224
6th November 2017, 03:58 PM
I bought an Xpro as a third battery. Disappointed in its performance I have to say. Nowhere near as good as the originals, and it has to have its own charger!. More to lug around............

Only ever use it if I know I need loads of power, which is not often......*chr

BelperJim
6th November 2017, 04:48 PM
Thanks mj224.

Keith-369
6th November 2017, 05:03 PM
I have had a good Ex-Pro battery ..... but the other two (out of three purchased) were disappointments. They would take them back for replacing 'but I would have to pay the postage', one was only days old when it failed. They do not seem to take much responsibility for their products. Just my experience.

I have since used DSTE batteries (for my previous Sony camera) and they have been much better. I now have two DSTE, complete with charger, for my E-M1 Mk2 and all is ok so far. You only need to use the DSTE charger for both the DSTE and the original batteries so only the one charger to carry at all times (as the Ex-Pro, the Oly charger will not charge DSTE and the percentage doesn't show on the camera display but the green bar does).

Hope that helps

Growltiger
6th November 2017, 11:31 PM
Stick to genuine batteries - I ended up throwing out the cheap ones. But I did buy a cheap charger for the genuine batteries and it works fine.

blu-by-u
7th November 2017, 08:00 AM
I got 1 extra BLH-1 (original). Yes it cost a fortune but 2 blocks are enough to last me on my trips. Even for my motorsports, it's been able to last.

c12402
14th November 2017, 08:01 PM
Apart from batteries, what I found really useful is a charger that uses an usb connector as power supply, so I can charge on the go anywhere, on the car, with a power pack, etc... very small and compatible with Oly batteries.

Bengeo
14th November 2017, 09:39 PM
... what I found really useful is a charger that uses an usb connector as power supply, so I can charge on the go anywhere, on the car, with a power pack, etc... very small and compatible with Oly batteries.

Can you say make, model etc?

Thanks.

c12402
14th November 2017, 10:52 PM
I got it at AliExpress, Ūtem brand is conenset. Picture attached.

https://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/0.html?spm=a2g0s.9042647.6.2.hQtjjl&orderId=86517538238697&productId=32815082898

Phill D
15th November 2017, 07:24 AM
I can't see that image I'm afraid the link just goes to a sign in page.

skids
15th November 2017, 07:51 AM
This (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/CONENSET-BLH-1-BLH1-2PC-Li-ion-Battery-USB-Charger-For-Olympus-EM1-E-M1-Mark/32815082898.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.9.7AnSCP&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_2_10152_10 065_10151_10068_10130_10344_10345_10547_10342_1034 3_10340_10341_10548_10192_10541_10190_10307_10301_ 10303_10060_10155_10154_10056_10055_10539_10537_10 059_10534_10533_100031_10103_10102_5680020_10142_1 0107_10324_10325_10084_10562_10083_10179_10312_103 13_10184_10314_10073_10557,searchweb201603_25,ppcS witch_3&btsid=869dda98-bcfc-4701-ba7d-b7346049cd1e&algo_expid=822b15bc-115e-4aec-8da2-52c92dc5a011-1&algo_pvid=822b15bc-115e-4aec-8da2-52c92dc5a011)looks like it

c12402
15th November 2017, 09:28 AM
Just search for that

CONENSET BLH-1 BLH1 2PC Li-ion Battery + USB Charger For Olympus EM1 E-M1 Mark II Digital Camera

c12402
15th November 2017, 09:30 AM
This (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/CONENSET-BLH-1-BLH1-2PC-Li-ion-Battery-USB-Charger-For-Olympus-EM1-E-M1-Mark/32815082898.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.9.7AnSCP&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_2_10152_10 065_10151_10068_10130_10344_10345_10547_10342_1034 3_10340_10341_10548_10192_10541_10190_10307_10301_ 10303_10060_10155_10154_10056_10055_10539_10537_10 059_10534_10533_100031_10103_10102_5680020_10142_1 0107_10324_10325_10084_10562_10083_10179_10312_103 13_10184_10314_10073_10557,searchweb201603_25,ppcS witch_3&btsid=869dda98-bcfc-4701-ba7d-b7346049cd1e&algo_expid=822b15bc-115e-4aec-8da2-52c92dc5a011-1&algo_pvid=822b15bc-115e-4aec-8da2-52c92dc5a011)looks like it


Yes, this is the charger Iíve got.

IamFisheye
29th January 2018, 01:35 PM
Has anybody had any luck with finding 3rd party batteries that show the charge in camera and will charge on the original Oly charger? I need at least 2 spares and I'm looking at £150 at the moment for genuine Oly ones.

raichea
29th January 2018, 05:23 PM
I bit the bullet and bought three when I bought the camera... have to say I resented paying £75 a pop but there were no 3rd-party compatible available. As far as I know, there still aren't any fully compatible parts.

Amazon and others have Olympus BLH-1 for just under £70 now, so slightly better than when I bought them.

Keith-369
29th January 2018, 06:05 PM
Has anybody had any luck with finding 3rd party batteries that show the charge in camera and will charge on the original Oly charger? I need at least 2 spares and I'm looking at £150 at the moment for genuine Oly ones.

The 3rd party batteries do show the green bar type of charge indicator in camera, just not not the actual percentage figure that OEM batteries do.

Also, you can charge OEM batteries in third party chargers (and they still work perfectly well) so you only have to carry the one charger (the 3rd party one). *chr

wornish
30th January 2018, 05:25 PM
I just bought an Olympus BLH-1 for only £64 pounds from here :

https://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/Olympus/Olympus-Batteries/Olympus-BLH-1-Battery

IainMacD
30th January 2018, 10:12 PM
Here is the direct link to the seller Bristol Cameras (https://www.bristolcameras.co.uk/p-olympus-blh-1-rechargeable-lithium-ion-battery.htm)

Allan_Devon
21st February 2018, 03:50 PM
My 2 Expro work fine and the dual charger charges original Oly batteries without problems. They also appear to give a reasonably accurate charge capacity with the EM1 mkll.
I have not tried the charger in car.