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Replacement battery for OMD E-5

I've just moved up to the OMD E-5 & I wanted to buy a spare battery. Can anyone recommend a good 3rd party battery ?
E-Bay seems to be awash with cheap BLN 1's costing from 5. I just can't believe that a 5 battery can be any good !
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Re: Replacement battery for OMD E-5

Look at Ex-Pro, the latest ones charge in the original Olympus charger. Many third-party ones don't!
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Re: Replacement battery for OMD E-5

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Look at Ex-Pro, the latest ones charge in the original Olympus charger. Many third-party ones don't!

Those are the ones I use.
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Re: Replacement battery for OMD E-5

I tried the batteries from Hahnel - twice. Both were duds despite costing around 30. One was fully charged and in my bag for 2 weeks and was completely dead when I tried to use it. The other's indicator light suggested that it fully charged on arrival and the camera also. It lasted five shots.
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Re: Replacement battery for OMD E-5

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Those are the ones I use.
Same here.
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Re: Replacement battery for OMD E-5

I use Expro pre-compatibilty both for EM-5 and EM-1, excellent product and I prefer the Expro charger.
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Re: Replacement battery for OMD E-5

Thanks for all the advice. The Ex Pro battery looks the ticket. I have just ordered one at the very reasonable price of £9.97
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Re: Replacement battery for OMD E-5

According to Amazon UK:
"Ex-Pro® Cell will meet the manufacturers original OEM specifications. [NOTE: Due to internal chipping on your original battery this battery requires charging externally using a 3rd party charger (Charger is included in this package). The unit will then function on your camera as per your original battery but will not display battery life.]"

I'm concerned about losing the battery charge indication on the camera. Is the Amazon statement correct? How do you know when the battery needs recharging?
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Re: Replacement battery for OMD E-5

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According to Amazon UK:
"Ex-Pro Cell will meet the manufacturers original OEM specifications. [NOTE: Due to internal chipping on your original battery this battery requires charging externally using a 3rd party charger (Charger is included in this package). The unit will then function on your camera as per your original battery but will not display battery life.]"

I'm concerned about losing the battery charge indication on the camera. Is the Amazon statement correct? How do you know when the battery needs recharging?
I think you may be looking at the wrong battery. This one charges in the Olympus charger.




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Re: Replacement battery for OMD E-5

I ordered the latest version direct from Ex Pro. This is their info :

NOTE: This battery uses the Ex-Pro Chipset within the battery to clone the original battery, this means the functionality is the same as your original Olympus BLN1 battery, battery indication function will update on your screen and our unit will charge on your original charger or indeed any Ex-Pro branded charger or similar. (Battery function - as original.)
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Re: Replacement battery for OMD E-5

Thanks for the explanation. I've followed your link to ensure I order the right one!
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