#1. "RE: Is it a bad idea to use a generic brand replacement battery?" In response to In response to 0
Some users report they have had ok luck with aftermarket batteries, while others have reported problems. For the price of a genuine battery compared to the price of the D700 why scrimp and try to save a few bucks while taking the risk of camera damage: You'll pay a little more but if you limit your purchase to buying from a reputable camera dealer you can be assured its a genuine nikon battery.
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