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on June 27, 2013
Got this two pack for what seems like a deal that cannot be real. If you've seen the price of what Fuji wants for just one "official" battery, well that's why you are here. It's why I took a chance on these too. Got these about two weeks ago and I have been using them, charging them and just cycling them in and out to confirm I can rely on them since I will be using this Fuji X100 to work. I used them for a job about 5 days ago. With a fresh charge about 2 days before, the first battery was used from about 6:00 PM and died just before 11 PM of almost steady use. I have one dSLR, but honestly the Fuji was the main camera that night. I shot 6 Panos, 8 short video clips, about 30 seconds each, and about 180 RAW+Jpeg shots.
The camera was left on a lot, with the camera often going to sleep on its own (camera set for 2 min sleep mode). So if I had been using as a tourist, turning on and off as normal, I'm sure it would have lasted longer. I popped in the second battery, and shot for the next 40 minutes and the event was over. For the money, I cannot complain at all. With the original, plus these two batteries, I should be covered for a wedding shoot I have in just over a week. To play it safe, I'm bringing the charger with me, but I'm not too worried about it. The actual build of the batteries seems to be on par with the original. So no funky paper wrap, or cheap build to worry about. I got these two batteries for so cheap that if they last at least a year, maybe 18 months it's no big deal, I can buy more, and if they last longer, it's just gravy. I read a complaint that a user said that the batteries don't hold a charge if left sitting for a week. I haven't had them long enough to say if that's true. My personal feeling is that it might not be exactly true. But hey, if you are going to shoot a wedding, charge both the day before to be safe. I would never leave batteries sitting for a week and then just assume they were going to be good to go, official batteries or not, I would never take that chance. I carry an extra battery in my BlackRapid SnapR bag, but even without the bag, these batteries fit right in the tiny pocket of my jeans.