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Lower Cost Nikon Batteries?
Paul Hayes, Photographer, Photo Editor
Littleton | NH | USA | Posted: 11:11 PM on 07.28.14
->> Would anyone recommend lower cost, off brand batteries for a Nikon DSLR, specifically the D4 and D610?
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Scott Serio, Photo Editor, Photographer
Colora | MD | USA | Posted: 11:26 PM on 07.28.14
->> NO!!!!!!

Did that once, and the metallic smell, the smoke and the cost of a new motherboard taught me to just bite the bullet and pay for OEM batteries.
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Doug Pizac, Photographer
Sandy | UT | USA | Posted: 2:45 AM on 07.29.14
->> I purchased both third-party knock-off batteries and battery grips for Nikon D700 bodies to save money. Both became useless after several months. I then bought Nikon's OEM batteries and grips and haven't had a single problem with any of them for years now.
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Sam Santilli, Photographer, Photo Editor
Philippi | WV | USA | Posted: 9:17 AM on 07.29.14
->> Paul, ditto on the comments above. Off brand lenses you can get by with until you can afford name brand. Batts, stay OEM, you will save money in the long run.
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Paul Hayes, Photographer, Photo Editor
Littleton | NH | USA | Posted: 11:04 AM on 07.29.14
->> Thanks guys. Appreciate it. Good stuff.
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Doug Holleman, Photographer
Belton | TX | USA | Posted: 1:47 AM on 07.30.14
->> NIMH batteries in the grip. They're a little bulky to carry around as extras, but the newer longer shelf life batteries today work really well.
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Brett Groehler, Photographer
Duluth | MN | USA | Posted: 1:51 PM on 07.30.14
->> The batteries for the D3 and D4 seem high priced to repurchase but they do last
forever! As a Nikon user for 30+ years there are lots of things to nit pick about but for me batteries have not been one of them..
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