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    I have just ordered an OM-D EM-1 and will be looking for some spare batteries. Can anyone advise whether BLN-1 batteries from any of the alternative suppliers are any good? I have in the past used Hahnel batteries in my E-30 and E-520 and they have been fine, though possibly haven't last quite as long.
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    Re: Batteries for OM-D EM-1

    Just double-check the advert before you buy. Some cannot be charged in the standard Oly charger. Otherwise, well, you get what you pay for. I use Amazon and don't buy the very cheapest.
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    • #3
      Re: Batteries for OM-D EM-1

      Thank you Stephen. They are mostly so much cheaper than the Oly battery, I just wondered which ones to avoid. I will tread carefully.
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      • #4
        Re: Batteries for OM-D EM-1

        Ex-Pro are a reasonable make from Amazon as long as you check the ads. The earlier ones needed a dedicated charger, as I said, and some suppliers may still have stocks of the old version.
        Stephen

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        • #5
          Re: Batteries for OM-D EM-1

          Agree with Stephen, the latest EXpro batteries seem fine and charge in the original charger. I've used them in the M5 and now the M1 with no problems so far.
          Dave

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          • #6
            Re: Batteries for OM-D EM-1

            Thank you Stephen. I've just ordered one to give it a try. 2 year warranty sounds reasonable.
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            • #7
              Re: Batteries for OM-D EM-1

              Originally posted by Tradetalk View Post
              Agree with Stephen, the latest EXpro batteries seem fine and charge in the original charger. I've used them in the M5 and now the M1 with no problems so far.
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              • #8
                Re: Batteries for OM-D EM-1

                Originally posted by bilbo View Post
                So just to be sure, that's these batteries right?
                These are the ones I ordered last week and seem to work fine.
                Dave

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                • #9
                  Re: Batteries for OM-D EM-1

                  That is good news that you can now get inexpensive fully compatible BLN1 batteries.

                  I bought a couple for my OM-D E-M5 over a year ago but at that time no chipped batteries were available. Mine came with a rather cheap looking charger but they work well. I think the charger is a bit slower than the official Olympus one and may not charge the battery as fully but for backup they have been fine and are still holding their charge well.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Batteries for OM-D EM-1

                    That is the battery that I have just ordered. I will report back on how good it is when I get the camera, not until next month.
                    Dave

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                    • #11
                      Re: Batteries for OM-D EM-1

                      I bought a genuine Olympus battery from Amazon here:
                      [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0073A1G0I/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1"]Olympus BLN-1 Li-ion Battery for E-M5: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/315kW5whVbL.@@AMEPARAM@@315kW5whVbL[/ame]

                      Just need my EM-1 to put it in now.

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                        • #13
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                          I stick with original Olympus batteries

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by Chevvyf1 View Post

                            "You can always pay a little less, but rarely get a little more ... or "
                            I should tell my wife that!

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by jamsa View Post
                              I should tell my wife that!
                              Indeed ... you may get rather a lot less, than you bargained for
                              as per those who bought cheap(er) mobile phone chargers which caught fire ... and some burned the home down (see WatchDog)

                              I shall have to find the full quote from John Ruskin ...
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