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They work with my D5100 but there is a trick,
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They will work but you have to fool the camera body into thinking that they are Nikon batteries. You do this by purchasing a "battery power grip" connect it to the bottom of the camera load your nikon battery in and turn on. Then add one of these batteries in the empty battery slot (there are 2 slots total); then remove the nikon battery and put another one of these battteries in its place. For under $15 dollars you have replaced a $50+ nikon battery which you would keep on hand as a backup when the other batteries are discharged. I am running with 4 aftermarket batteries and one nikon battery.
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Initial post: Apr 3, 2012 10:17:35 AM PDT
A. Dude says:
Can you use the OE Nikon battery AND this battery in a battery grip as opposed to two non-Nikon branded ones?
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 21, 2012 8:24:59 AM PDT
This question instantly came to mind when I finished reading the review.
Posted on Apr 22, 2012 2:49:10 AM PDT
B. Carter says:
I think it should work. I read somewhere that as long as you put the "fake" battery into the second slot and the "real" battery into the first then it effectivly tricks the camera into thinking they are both legit. I am banking on this theory as i am about to buy both a grip and this battery> So i will let you guys know if it works. (Assuming i remember lol)
O also i will be trying this with my d3100 not a d5100.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 5:26:08 AM PDT
LOL, let me know how it goes. I'm looking order one of these batteries as well, since I bought a grip for my camera a couple weeks ago and LOVE it! (though I might get a different one that actually has the shutter/aperture control wheel on it)... not to mention the stock battery lasted me about 3 hours at a photoshoot on the beach on Thursday, and still had 3 bars! I have a D3100, also :)
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 27, 2012 12:50:18 AM PDT
The way to make it "work" is you first put in the real batter into the battery grip, not the battery slot and is a separate item for about $25, once the camera turns on with the original NIKON battery you can put the aftermarket in the second slot. You can keep changing out even the Nikon brand battery with aftermarket batteries as long as the camera never looses power from the battery source. I personally have a Battery Grip with 2 battery slots and 5 aftermarket batteries, I put the Nikon brand in first and turn on the camera after that I put in the aftermarket battery in slot 2 and then remove the Nikon brand battery until my other batteries wear out, and then use up the Nikon brand battery. I do it this way so that if I am shooting pics and accidentally drain the 2 batteries in the grip and the camera loses power I can start the process over because my Nikon brand battery still has juice and is not dead to do the "handshake" with the camera.
Hope this is helpful!
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 27, 2012 12:51:04 AM PDT
Yes you can, see my comment below.
In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2012 11:12:34 AM PDT
J. Robinson says:
Thanks to you and "robmo" I bought four of these batteries and a battery-grip for my D5100 that are all working perfectly well together with my D5100!!
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 9, 2012 7:06:20 AM PDT
Yes, you can get it to work with a regular Nikon battery and one fake in the battery grip. I have noticed that the "slot" you need to load the Nikon battery in first seems to be a guess. Sometimes, it's the left slot, sometimes it's the right. Takes all of two seconds to switch them.
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