Obsolete Obsolescence Dead Parrots Future Proofing

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by ReD, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    I've noticed that the Fujishop have not stocked the NP-50 batteries for the past few months

    This makes me a bit paranoid that those cameras that use them (X10 for example) may become unusable before their allotted time frame / design life

    OK there are plenty of aftermarket versions around now but what of the future?

    This very problem happened to me before with my first Canon & the camera is unusable so my experience has taught me to be wary

    With this in mind I've just ordered 2 extra spare batteries I can use or mothball to extend usability a little - perhaps 2 may not be enough
  2. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
  3. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    i paid less for what was claimed genuine fuji NP-50A rec retail £25 in uk on Fuji Shop
  4. PJacobs

    PJacobs Veteran

    Apr 7, 2012
    The Netherlands
    I´ve got a Jupio third party battery for my X-E1. In my local camera shop they say it's just as good as the real thing. 20 euros.
    Only used it a couple of times so far but it looks good and they offer 3year guarantee over here.
  5. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
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  6. RT Panther

    RT Panther All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012