Nikon Camera Equipment Forum

Discuss Nikon digital cameras, Nikon film cameras, Nikkor lenses, Nikon camera accessories, etc. - Your Nikon cameras forum moderator is Franglais.
Nikon Review Index >>
Nikon Digital SLR Reviews >>
Nikon Nikkor Zoom Lens Reviews >>
Nikon Nikkor Prime Lens Reviews >>
Nikon Camera News, Pro Reviews & Articles >>
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Here, in, USA
    Posts
    34

    Unhappy Counterfeit Nikon Batteries

    I recently had occasion to need a new battery for my Nikon (takes EN-EL3e).
    I had purchased a third party battery and had it die after one charging-- so I was ready to buy another "real" Nikon one and spend the bucks. In looking online at reviews of 3rd party batteries, however, I ran into discussions of the counterfeit ones- Nikon box, Nikon label, but really a Chinese fake. Looking at the two Nikon brand ones I already had, it turned out the backup I bought from Amazon a while back was fake. I went to Amazon again and sure enough they still sold the fake one as a real Nikon for $48 and that even with a review posted by someone saying it was fake. When I attempted to post my own review saying I had found the same-- they rejected it. Even more disturbing, if I went to NikonUSA and followed their own links to online suppliers of their batteries-- one of the ones I ended up at was Amazon's fake battery. So, be wary when buying these--there are a number of indicators, but the most consistant seems to be that real ones have the 4 notches in the hologram square-- and fakes have no notches. B&H and Adorama have good pictures of theirs showing the 4 notches are present.

  2. #2
    Spamminator Grandpaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Mississippi Gulf Coast, USA
    Posts
    4,778

    Re: Counterfeit Nikon Batteries

    Thanks for the heads up on this, Jeff
    Check out my website
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

    My Nikon D7000 Tips thread is
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


    All images posted by me anywhere are Copyrighted by Federal Law and may not be copied or used in ANY FORM without my personal written permission. Jeff Impey
    "I decided years ago I was only going to have two types of days... Very Good Days
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
    or just Plain Good Days
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
    I just refuse to have Bad Ones!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    North Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Posts
    398

    Re: Counterfeit Nikon Batteries

    I'm amazed that Amazon has not responded in a professional manner. Not like them.
    Thanks for the heads up Dr Zyzix.
    Volker

    Nikon D7100
    Nikon P7100
    AF-S 16-85


    Keeping it simple.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Check out our holiday gift suggestions for these categories!



See All Holiday Gift Guide coverage - Click Here »


Latest PhotographyREVIEW Articles



Latest Camera News

PhotographyReview on Facebook