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Which battery?

Discussion in 'X-T2, X-T1, X-T20, X-T10' started by cheddar-caveman, May 5, 2018.

  1. Mervington

    Mervington Premium Member

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    I have several black and white ExPro batteries. I now buy white when I can, but I've never had a black one give a problem over several years.
     
  2. tijuana taxi

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    Seem to have acquired loads of batteries, Fuji and Ex-Pro (both colours)
    Never noticed any difference, admittedly I don't take much notice, just use and charge them when required.

    Usually reckon on about 300 photos per battery, again not something I carefully monitor.
    Another thing I don't do is switch anything off or on for that matter to conserve power.

    Batteries like memory these days are very cheap so just carry a few and change when needed
     
  3. paulhodson

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    I've had two black Ex-Pro swell. The white ones have been fine. I would not touch the black again!
     
  4. Mervington

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    Perhaps we should ask he question, why are 'genuine' Fuji so expensive: I don't suppose they make them? Perhaps it is the same reason that other Fuji extras and accessorises are: rip-off. Little relationship between factory door price and retail price.
     
  5. tijuana taxi

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    Profit margins on cameras are relatively small and they make far more proportionally selling batteries and other accessories.
    Same as retailers always try to sell you items such as memory cards, what they make from selling a camera is far less than you would expect
     
  6. JRick

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    in many cases you get what you pay for.
    maybe i've been living in Japan too long :) over here consumer customers have grown accustomed to getting more value when the cost is higher and expect it...and are less interested in "bargain" prices. discounting is not always an effective marketing/sales tool in this economy
    - not saying this is true in all cases......just sayin //lol//
     
  7. LG1

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    I have a DOT-01 2 pack/ charger with Euro adapters coming via fleabay - garbage? I have an extra oem Fuji batter (new purchased with my recent camera purchase) just thought I'd buy 2 no-names for my eurotrip this summer
     
  8. pllphotography

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    I have a couple of those DOT batteries... after a while they started to swell. Took some coaxing to get one out of my camera body.
     
  9. LG1

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    ^^^
    Hmmm........hopefully ok. I don't do much video, mostly photos but will use the Fuji oems fully before I insert them during my travels away. It's the charger I really wanted due to 220V vs. 120V we have here.
     
  10. Sarawak

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    My local store reckons to make7% gross profit on a camera/lens sale.
    That's not a lot.
     
  11. Mike Gorman

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    My Fuji NP-126s batteries are made by Panasonic in China!
     
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    one of my favorite movie quotes...

     
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  13. SquarePeg

    SquarePeg Hear me roar

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    I used the official Fuji batteries until my warranty expired as I didn't want to chance it. Now I have 2 of those and 2 Wasabis. The only difference I've noticed between them is that the Wasabis don't always register 3/4 or 1/2 used. They seem to go from full to 1/4 remaining. This is only as far as the battery level indicator goes - I haven't noticed any significant difference in actual battery life between the Wasabis and the Fuji official.
     
  14. FujiMongol

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    In that article of post #16 are graphs that show Fuji bats 126 and 126S have the flattest discharge curve. That leads to a more predictable battery indicator level.
    All the other batts have a steeper parts in their curve, that's more difficult for the battery level estimator.
     
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  15. DaveX

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    I have 3 original batteries and one Ex Pro black and it works like a dream.
     
  16. watertight

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    Fuji's own. $ spent avoiding hassle = More time taking pictures.
     
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    Interesting. People invest in a fairly expensive camera and yet scrimp on the cost of a battery.
     
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    I recommend white ExPro batts. But, not Wassabi, especially not for X-Trans III cams.
    I'm very fond of white ExPro batts, which I use for 2 yrs now, incl. in very extreme conditions, where Wassabi ones got swollen, and causing my camera to malfunction. In Norway, OEM batts cost $100 each. I need a dozen of them. Make the math.
     
  19. ojporqpojrewpo

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    Does anyone know how to get ExPro in the US? These and Patona seem to be Europe only.
     
  20. SquarePeg

    SquarePeg Hear me roar

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    Three of those expensive Fuji batteries is almost enough for a used lens or a nice flash kit. If there was an immitation X-T2 that worked the exact same for 1/3 of the cost, I would have no problem buying that either.
     

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