Nikon D40 SLR Spare Battery

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Nikon D40 SLR Spare Battery

I have a 10 year old Nikon D40 SLR with it’s original EN-EL9 battery still working fine. I’m looking to buy a spare and don’t want to spend the rip-off price of an OEM battery. Any recommendations?

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For this sort of stuff I always start at AliExpress
https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?ltype=wholesale&d=y&origin=y&isView...

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Thanks a lot Smile

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NP, I normally think: “well a $5 battery probably is not gonna be as good but even with two it is cheaper to use these instead of ordering an official battery”

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I know too many people who’ve had the “Ultrafire” experience with copycat batteries, so when I wanted a spare, I got one from MicroStore. Should be one near you somewhere…

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buy one, pry open, change the innards to a better pack?

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The Miller wrote:
NP, I normally think: “well a $5 battery probably is not gonna be as good but even with two it is cheaper to use these instead of ordering an official battery”

Not if it goes supernova in your 1500buk camera…

 

There’s a reason I stick with Nikon glass vs other brands. Quality. Even at half the price, a cheaper lens just doesn’t have the pixel-level clarity as a Nikon lens has.

I know people who’ve gotten copycat batteries that had nowhere near the capacity of the original, wouldn’t hold a charge, etc., and I just don’t want that kind of grief. I’m not about to use a bald leaking tire as a spare, nor would I use a crappy battery even as a backup. When I’d NEED either one, I want to be able to count on them.

For what’s essentially a one-time purchase, I’m not about to quibble over paying even 20bux more for the Real Thing.

The EN-EL9 that came with my D3k still works great, takes almost as many shots now as it did when I first got it (however long ago that was). The EN-EL15 with my D7k still lets me get thousands of shots, and holds its charge for a year or longer with barely a dent in its SOC. Even in the middle of winter when I’m not going out on any photo shoots for months, if I see something in the yard or want a few shots of a nice new snowfall, I know I can just grab the camera and it’ll still be ready to go. I don’t even think about recharging it ‘til I’m pretty much down to its last bar. And a nice usb-fed battery charger that’s barely bigger than the battery itself slips into the side-pocket of my camera-case, and can give the battery a quick boost whether charging in the car or from a battery pack.

Point being, I never have to think about the battery. Call that peace of mind…

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Wasabi Power is a popular and reputable brand
of aftermarket camera battery with 3 year warranty.

https://www.amazon.com/Wasabi-Power-Battery-Nikon-EN-EL9/dp/B0040ZSNKK

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Lightbringer wrote:
I know too many people who’ve had the “Ultrafire” experience with copycat batteries, so when I wanted a spare, I got one from MicroStore. Should be one near you somewhere…

Do you mean Micro Center? I have one 10 miles from my house.

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Angler wrote:
Wasabi Power is a popular and reputable brand
of aftermarket camera battery with 3 year warranty.

https://www.amazon.com/Wasabi-Power-Battery-Nikon-EN-EL9/dp/B0040ZSNKK

Looks good. I’ll probably order one to check out. Thanks Smile

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atbglenn wrote:
Lightbringer wrote:
I know too many people who’ve had the “Ultrafire” experience with copycat batteries, so when I wanted a spare, I got one from MicroStore. Should be one near you somewhere…
Do you mean Micro Center? I have one 10 miles from my house.

Ah, that’s the one.

Same place I got bobofett from. Big Smile

http://www.microcenter.com/product/466497/R22_1W_LED_Flashlight

Sucks AAs dry, every last bit of juice and pulp…

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