Originally Posted by jtm6
A while back a couple of people on a Nikon board said knockoff batteries exploded/melted/gooed inside their Nikon bodies. Supposedly Nikon service said using unofficial batteries voided the warranty so any repair costs would be out of pocket.
If I had a $7000 camera body, $120 for a battery doesn't seem so bad.
Well, what would you expect from a Nikon?
I think what sticks in the craw is the thought of paying $120 for a Leica battery, knowing that it is made with perhaps $10 worth of materials. Leica has declared themself to be in the luxury goods market, and one expects to pay a premium, but that degree of markup seems unconscionable even for Leica. Leica lenses are priced exorbitantly too, but the buyer can be confident they are getting a premium product with premium performance. But a battery is just a battery, even if it has a Leica stamp on it.