K5 batteries


HowardJ

Link Posted 06/01/2012 - 12:24
Advice please, what is the best battery to buy as a second battery for the K5. Also where is the best place to get them? I've seen on ebay on offer for £9:00 approx. Does anybody know if they're any good?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Howard


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johnwhit

Link Posted 06/01/2012 - 12:27
I believe Cliff-P knows of a good source for them Howard, may be woth a PM.

John
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wvbarnes

Link Posted 06/01/2012 - 12:27
i bought a Hahnel pattern one for my KR from SRS, excellent. Dearer than some but rated higher output than the Pentax one. In real world use indistinguishable.

Blythman

Link Posted 06/01/2012 - 12:49

chunky

Link Posted 06/01/2012 - 12:58
Just reinforcing what wvbarnes and Blythman have said got some of the Hahnel ones and they are just fine.
Chunky

johnriley

Link Posted 06/01/2012 - 13:13
The alternative point of view, depending upon how we define "best", is another Pentax branded battery, available from SRS and other dealers.
Best regards, John

apeksdiver

Link Posted 06/01/2012 - 13:15
I got an enforce one off amazon £5.10 and it does the job perfectly well with the K-7 it even arrived pre charged so could be used straight away

walkeja

Link Posted 06/01/2012 - 13:43
Agree with John, which is what I did when I bought my K5
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Cliff-P

Link Posted 06/01/2012 - 14:59
I`ve bought one of these link reputable and a decent price.
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ChrisR

Link Posted 06/01/2012 - 15:20
Blythman wrote:
I got 2 of these. Work just fine

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?&products_id=108875

I would second this.

Take care.
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snappychappy

Link Posted 06/01/2012 - 16:26
Another vote here for 7dayshop, have used them for years and sell some quality items.
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AlJones2402

Link Posted 06/01/2012 - 17:46
http://www.direct-sales-online.com/energizer-dli90-lithium-ion-digital-camera-ba...

I bought 2 of these from Amazon, same spec as oem. 2 yr warranty.
Have not noticed any difference.
Hope this helps

jwoodman

Link Posted 08/01/2012 - 14:31
One bad experience with the Inov8 from SRS. Failed each time after only a few shots both occasions I tried it - just stopped dead and made me think the (new to me) camera had failed. Bad moment. I'm sure it must be one rogue example, or SRS wouldn't stock it, and they have replaced it immediately.

alfpics

Link Posted 08/01/2012 - 14:35
jwoodman wrote:
One bad experience with the Inov8 from SRS. Failed each time after only a few shots both occasions I tried it - just stopped dead and made me think the (new to me) camera had failed. Bad moment. I'm sure it must be one rogue example, or SRS wouldn't stock it, and they have replaced it immediately.

I had one of these - lower capacity than Pentax one and whilst still works, I think it is losing charge quicker now
Andy
Andy

gartmore

Link Posted 08/01/2012 - 15:07
alfpics wrote:
jwoodman wrote:
One bad experience with the Inov8 from SRS. Failed each time after only a few shots both occasions I tried it - just stopped dead and made me think the (new to me) camera had failed. Bad moment. I'm sure it must be one rogue example, or SRS wouldn't stock it, and they have replaced it immediately.

I had one of these - lower capacity than Pentax one and whilst still works, I think it is losing charge quicker now
Andy

After two years my Inov8 one is noticably less efficient than my four Pentax ones.
Ken
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