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Olympus OM-D E-M1 The first Micro Four Thirds camera that offers phase detect focusing so you can use Four Thirds DSLR lenses normally as well a Micro Four Thirds lenses.

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EM-1 Third Party Batteries

Hi Guys, just wondering which aftermarket batteries you use in your EM-1. Spotted one called Ex-Pro on Amazon. They do a 1220mAh and a 1400mAh version. Anyone ever tried them?

It's a confusing market out there, any help would be appreciated.
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Re: EM-1 Third Party Batteries

The ex pro are great batteries, you should have no problem with them.
I have one for the m10 :-)
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Re: EM-1 Third Party Batteries

I've a number of ex-pro batteries, and chargers as well.
No issues with them so far, I'm pleased to say.
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Re: EM-1 Third Party Batteries

That's good news, they're a lot cheaper than the originals. One more thing, will they need their own charger or will the Olympus original do?
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Re: EM-1 Third Party Batteries

I use them also I bought their double charger as well it means I can charge a number at once Olympus batteries can be charged on it as well.

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Re: EM-1 Third Party Batteries

I have 4 Ex-pro white batteries (1220 mAh) for my EM1. They charge in the Olympus charger and are much cheaper than the originals.

The downside is they don't last as long, but the way I look at it, I don't mind carrying a couple of extra spare batteries around with me if they are that price - and I've never run out of power, even with quite heavy use.

What I can't figure out is why Olympus (and Panasonic and the others are the same) overprice their originals so much.
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Re: EM-1 Third Party Batteries

I have an M5 II and the first thing I did was to get a 2nd battery from EX-Pro. Bit like lens hoods and filters. As Graham said, sad that OEM's try to scare you into thinking only their Brand is safe to use. AND DON'T ASK ME ABOUT INK CARTRIDGES
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Re: EM-1 Third Party Batteries

One charger does all and two at a time, that's brilliant.

Many thanks for the info Howi, Bill and Ed.

As usual, always someone here to help :-)
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Re: EM-1 Third Party Batteries

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AND DON'T ASK ME ABOUT INK CARTRIDGES
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What I can't figure out is why Olympus (and Panasonic and the others are the same) overprice their originals so much.

Because they can
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Go on INK CARTRIDGES?

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Re: EM-1 Third Party Batteries

Well I can't find a cheap one that will fit that flippy lidded slot thing on the bottom of my M5 ll
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Well I can't find a cheap one that will fit that flippy lidded slot thing on the bottom of my M5 ll
Well I'm struggling to quite get the gist of this one. If you're after a battery for the E-M5 II, isn't it a BLN-1, the same as the E-M1 and the E-M5 I ?
If so, then have a look HERE. or HERE for the white version.
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Well I can't find a cheap one that will fit that flippy lidded slot thing on the bottom of my M5 ll
You need to take it to a fire station, firefighters are renoun for making anything fit anywhere, whether it was designed to fit or not.
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Re: EM-1 Third Party Batteries

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Well I'm struggling to quite get the gist of this one. If you're after a battery for the E-M5 II, isn't it a BLN-1, the same as the E-M1 and the E-M5 I ?
If so, then have a look HERE. or HERE for the white version.
Whatever you do don't consider anything other than the white version. It barely manages to reach 1000mAh despite its label rating but the grey one is worse. My grey samples only ever managed to struggle to just over 900mAh. The bigger issue is that many digital cameras of our type (including Olympus) don't tolerate low volts well and these droop terribly in the later stages of discharge so starting out with 20%+ less capacity (and 0.7 volts less even when fully charged) is a real disadvantage. On the other hand the Olympus original, using 7 volts as a benchmark can last for 105 minutes more of continuous discharge. Consider what extra that might be in normal usage. The EX-Pro's (Pro - that's a laugh) are cheap though, so buy lots and don't expect too much in terms of reliability or longevity and you'll do fine. Me - I only use them as test packs - they never, ever get in the EM1.
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