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Old Dec 10, 2009, 4:35 PM   #21
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Well, Tullio - They wouldn't sell to me anyway, so no sweat. I'll just have to forget about 3rd party-batteries anyway. The onse they sell here in Norway are Panasonic only.

Thanks for the offer, I might just take you up on it. My camera is still on F/W 1.0.
You're not missing much. I don't believe in 3rd party batteries. I've had a few over the years and my experience has been that they all work well in the beginning but in a few months they start loosing the ability to hold the charge. Of course some may be a bit better than others but I have decided that the $20 I save by going with 3rd party batt is not worth the risk of having them damaging my camera.
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Old Dec 10, 2009, 4:36 PM   #22
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I agree. I stay away from 3rd party batteries altogether. Paying the little extra for the manufacturers battery is worth it for the performance and safety of your equipment.
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Old Dec 11, 2009, 1:48 AM   #23
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I am using for all my cameras 3rd party batteries - price $4 - $8 including free shipping (Hongkong). All are working well - also with Pana G1/GH1
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Old Dec 19, 2009, 10:31 AM   #24
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I am using for all my cameras 3rd party batteries - price $4 - $8 including free shipping (Hongkong). All are working well - also with Pana G1/GH1
Yes, they do work and yes, some a much cheaper. The thing is, they are not made to the same standards as original batteries are. So, I will not compromise my $700+ investment in favor of saving $30 on batteries. This is like buying a Jaguar and use AM/PM 87 gasoline to save some pennies. But, that's me.
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Old Dec 19, 2009, 10:44 AM   #25
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BTW: Tullio - I have sent you an e-mail through Steve's system, concerning the bin-file in posting #19...
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Old Dec 21, 2009, 5:50 AM   #26
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everyone should do what he believes ...
There is no reason to pay 10x price for batteries. Panasonic's batteries are Made in China :-)
MY chinese batteries - there is no difference, hehe, except price.
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