Olympus BLN-1 battery for the OM-D

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Allan Ostling, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Allan Ostling

    Allan Ostling Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 24, 2010
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    I'd like to get a spare battery in anticipation of the arrival of my pre-ordered OM-D. The Olympus BLN-1 battery is not yet available. It can be pre-ordered at B&H for $60, a ridiculous price for a camera battery.

    Anybody know of a substitute?
     
  2. EthanFrank

    EthanFrank Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 30, 2011
    Give eBay a week or two, they'll pop up.
     
  3. jgregs

    jgregs Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 21, 2010
    Southern Ontario
    +1
    it's only a matter of time before you can buy them from ebay from sellers in china lol..my guess is those will be around the $15 mark
     
  4. Allan Ostling

    Allan Ostling Mu-43 Rookie

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    It hasn't happened yet (and don't call me lol).
     
  5. jgregs

    jgregs Mu-43 Regular

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    It won't happen until the camera is fully released, or at least I think it'd doubtful that it'll happen before then
     
  6. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Doesn't sound ridiculous to me. The larger, higher capacity BLM-1 was $80, and the smaller, lower-capacity BLS-1 was $60. This battery is higher capacity than the BLS-1, but the same price. Sounds like a good deal, if you ask me.

    Not this early in the game! The battery's gotta be out for a while before they start making knock-offs...

    Hopefully Best Buy will start stocking their "Digipower" brand, as they sell both the BLM-1 ($80 from Olympus) and the BLS-1 ($60 from Olympus) for a very reasonable $35 each, and make them easily available for most people (who doesn't have a Best Buy nearby?). I doubt we'll see that happen for a while though.