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Olympus PS-LBH1 W Battery Holder for Olympus E-1, E-300 & E-500 Digital Cameras

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With the Olympus PS-LBH1 W Battery Holder accesory, users can power the Olympus Evolt E-1, E-300 & E-500 Digital Cameras with three CR-123A batteries (batteries not included) instead of the BLM-01 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery. This is a great backup power option for your Olympus digital camera.

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OlympusPS-LBH1 W Battery Holder
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (4)
  • Good value (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (6)
    • Travel (5)
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      • Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

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    5.0

    Extends the life of a great camera

    By RJH

    from Bailey, Co

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Install
    • Solid Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Digital Photography

      Comments about Olympus PS-LBH1 W Battery Holder:

      Since the rechargeable batteries are no longer holding a charge, this battery holder for the Olympus E-500 will extend the life of a very good camera.

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      5.0

      Great Essential Item

      By carl.reef

      from Freeport, Texas, USA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Olympus PS-LBH1 W Battery Holder:

            Extremely lightweight, but well engineered accessory.
            What took me so long. Pick up batteries at the super market. Hope all camera systems have this high quality essential.

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            • No

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            5.0

            It's an absolute necessity, because...

            By Grizzled Geezer

            from Renton, WA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Keeps camera usable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protects your investment

              Comments about Olympus PS-LBH1 W Battery Holder:

              ...Olympus (apparently) no longer makes the original battery pack. (I had the good sense to buy a second one last year.) Unless the laws have changed, this is in direct contradiction to Federal laws that requuire manufacturers to supply electrical/electronic components for ten years after a product has been discontinued.

              Most cameras made in the last 40 years are dead in the water without the appropriate battery. Fortunately, button cells for most of the cameras using them are still available. Unfortunately, when a camera is powered by a custom Li-ion battery, and the manufacturer discontinues it, you're not far away from owning an expensive paperweight. Of course, the manufacturer will tell you that the camera is hopelessly obsolete, and now is the time to move up. Uh, manufacturer -- will you give me the full original price of the camera when trading in? Because you really should, you know.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Good backup battery solution.

              By RMG

              from Santa Barbara, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Install
              • Low cost

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Back Up

                Comments about Olympus PS-LBH1 W Battery Holder:

                Inexpensive and effective backup power.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Back-up solution for extended filed trip

                By Forksphoto

                from San Antonio

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Install
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Back Up
                • Travel

                Comments about Olympus PS-LBH1 W Battery Holder:

                This product makes an excellent emergency back-up solution for extended field trips because the CR123 batteries used inside the holder have long shelf life and slow discharge rate.

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                4.0

                A near-necessity...

                By Grizzled Geezer

                from Renton, WA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Easy to Install

                Cons

                • Somewhat flimsy

                Best Uses

                • Back Up
                • Digital Photography
                • Travel

                Comments about Olympus PS-LBH1 W Battery Holder:

                This is a near-necessity, and ought to be supplied with the camera. "It just makes sense" to be able to power the camera with disposable cells.

                My only real gripe is that the tiny "ears" that hold the cover on are awfully small. Granted, even if you broke them off the cover would still fit -- and in fact, you don't even need the cover at all. Still, I'd appreciate somewhat sturdier construction.

                Note that this battery holder will do you no good unless you put CR123A cells in it the moment it arrives, and store it in your camera case.

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                5.0

                Extra Power is A Powerful Thing!

                By Big Bill

                from Stockton, CA

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Good Value
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting
                • Reliable
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Back-Up
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Olympus PS-LBH1 W Battery Holder:

                  I use one Battery holder in an Olympus E-500 Digital Camera and two in an Fl-50 Olympus Flash.

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                  4.0

                  useful product to have

                  By Pete

                  from Grand Rapids, MI

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Value
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Back-Up
                    • Professional Cameras
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Olympus PS-LBH1 W Battery Holder:

                    useful as a spare battery since the batteries are commercially available, which is not always true of the propriety battery pack.

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                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again

                    By Tery

                    from New York

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Back-Up
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Olympus PS-LBH1 W Battery Holder:

                      Very useful product as it allows not relying only on rechargeable batteries, that can be good in places where power is not always available.

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