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drmarkf 11th June 2018 05:26 PM

E-M10 mkii battery options? [BLS-50]
 
Please can anyone offer any experience on good alternative batteries for the E-M10 mkii? The original is the BLS-50, which comes at the standard approx. 50 quid from the usual suspects.

I see there are ExPro alternatives at around 11 quid, but they aren't the 'white' variety, and I see a few complaints of overheating and warping on re-charging. I don't think I'm going there.

Also some Duracells at around the same price, plus a slew of flavours I've never heard of.

Many thanks for any thoughts.

chris 12th June 2018 09:41 AM

Re: E-M10 mkii battery options? [BLS-50]
 
Along with a couple of originals, I have one branded "Chilli" for my 10mk11. Whilst I keep it as a reserve, I can't say i've had any problems with it on the few occasions I have used it, seems ok (not scientific I know).
Having said that, at 18 quid including delivery, with a 3 year warranty, the Duracel looks a good buy

drmarkf 12th June 2018 10:04 AM

Re: E-M10 mkii battery options? [BLS-50]
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by chris (Post 448915)
Along with a couple of originals, I have one branded "Chilli" for my 10mk11. Whilst I keep it as a reserve, I can't say i've had any problems with it on the few occasions I have used it, seems ok (not scientific I know).
Having said that, at 18 quid including delivery, with a 3 year warranty, the Duracel looks a good buy

Yes, thanks, I was leaning towards one of the the Duracells.

pdk42 12th June 2018 02:33 PM

Re: E-M10 mkii battery options? [BLS-50]
 
These seem quite good too - they get good reviews:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01N3P3ZMS

drmarkf 12th June 2018 06:09 PM

Re: E-M10 mkii battery options? [BLS-50]
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pdk42 (Post 448925)
These seem quite good too - they get good reviews:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01N3P3ZMS

Certainly a lively colour...

I've just discovered that my cousin, who upgraded his E-M10ii to a Pen-F a while ago, still has a spare BLS-50 in the back of his cupboard that he'll let me have for less than a new Duracell, so I'll go for that.

I enjoyed having a play with the 10ii this afternoon: nice, dinky little thing and I can see why it's so popular among street photographers.

You can see where some savings have been made (e.g. the fairly flimsy combined card/battery hatch), but this is a stunning bargain for 234 quid.

It's all packed up to go to Protech tomorrow for a Full Spectrum IR conversion.


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