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

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

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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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