Sun 16-Jun-13 04:02 PM | edited Sun 16-Jun-13 04:03 PM by elec164
>The second issue - battery life - can be more of a factor. If >the battery is half the price but has one third the life, is >it really cheaper. My experience is that third party >batteries have a significantly shorter life than the Nikon >batteries. I've purchased 4 branded third party batteries >from a reputable source and all failed within a year or two. >
My experice is just the opposite. I have used Promaster batteries ( which I believe are rebadged Delkin's) for years and they are every bit as good if not better than the Nikon battery that came with the camera.
As far as I know the Promaster that I bought with my D80 back in 2007 is still being used by the granddaughter, and it even had a higher amp/hr rating then the Nikon.
Personally, I would stay away from the unbranded e-bay specials, but would not hesitate to use another Promaster.