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Posted: 2/15/2016 1:12:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2016 1:15:26 PM EDT by Derek45]

Stick with Nikon brand,....or Watson, amazon junk, etc. ?

Link Posted: 2/15/2016 1:45:11 PM EDT
I only buy factory. I have a Watson something-or-other because it came free with something else I bought. Battery grip maybe?

I've been hearing rumors of third party batteries having charging issues, and a firmware update could render them useless anyway.

Mine works well enough though.

My D7200 has 3 batteries on constant rotation. Camera's set to use the one in the grip first, so it is usually that one that gets swapped out but I occasionally run the camera without the grip so that battery gets rotated around as well.
Link Posted: 2/15/2016 5:13:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2016 5:14:17 PM EDT by ZekeMenuar]
I use two Nikon batteries on rotation in my D3100 and now my D7100.

Never thought about going aftermarket.
Link Posted: 2/15/2016 6:36:29 PM EDT
Factory only here.

Cheap third party batteries are going to crap out on you at the worst possible time, if they work at all.
Link Posted: 2/15/2016 9:41:39 PM EDT

thanks for all the replies

I'll ask Mrs. Santa

Birthday is next month

Link Posted: 2/15/2016 9:47:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2016 9:48:21 PM EDT by Southrnshooter]
I have a several Watson's and 2 Nikons.  They are the same age and get rotated.  I see no difference in quality/time/number of shots and the Watson's were much cheaper.  I have been buying them for extras.  Running them in a 5200 and a 3300.
Link Posted: 2/15/2016 10:58:35 PM EDT
Going with the flow on this one. Bought one aftermarket, worked ok, would not work in my factory battery grip. Wont buy another.
Link Posted: 2/20/2016 2:46:38 PM EDT
Less issues with factory batteries.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 9:39:52 PM EDT
I've a Nikon D5200 & D7100. I have tried many kinds of batteries besides Nikon. One battery that found was pretty good was Green Extreme from Adorama. Compare the prices, I saved ~$10/battery over the Nikon, it last almost as long, but nto quite. I shoot stuff that is not that important, so if a battery fails it is no big deal. BUT if it is something important, I would use my Nikons 1st, but then the trick is to have plenty of backup batters, just in case.
BTW my Nikon batteris carry a UL-label, and the others no.
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