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Old Mar 1, 2010, 8:37 PM   #1
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ok guys i have planned to order stuff from ebay

linkdelight battery grip + 2 batteries
nikon remote shutter release
and some other stuff that related to my d5000, but i cant remember at the moments...

my problem is
how is the quality for the non-OEM battries,
are they dependable
would they last long

then for the remote shutter release

i dont know if i should buy the original nikon remote for 15+ bucks
or should i cheap out and buy the copy of the remote which goes for 4+ bucks, and again im questioning the quality of the bootleg remote,

i want a second opinion, on this matter
so what you guys think??
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Old Mar 1, 2010, 8:49 PM   #2
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On the remotes, an batteries, the none oem are just fine. I have 2 aftermarket battery from power 2000 and have not had any issue with my t1i, and I have one for my olympus and it is work fine also.

The IR remotes work fine also. I have a oem one and a ebay one, and they both work fine.

Lens hoods work fine from ebay also. Every one of my lenses have dedicated hoods I got off of ebay.

I heard the grips are okay.
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Old Mar 3, 2010, 6:54 PM   #3
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It all depends on who you are ordering from and what you are getting. Non-OEM batteries can be fine (I bought one from Adorama and it seems like it's OK), but they can also be dangerous - look around for information about battery problems on the internet. The remote might be fine, but then it might be very poor quality and fall apart immediately.
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It all depends on who you are ordering from and what you are getting. Non-OEM batteries can be fine (I bought one from Adorama and it seems like it's OK), but they can also be dangerous - look around for information about battery problems on the internet. The remote might be fine, but then it might be very poor quality and fall apart immediately.

ya thats what i want to avoid, i kno ebay is full of knock offs, but if the knock offs work, might as well, but i dont want to keep on buying the same thing every year or watever amount of time it takes to break down. i guess i need to do more research on non-OEM batteries
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