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WatsonEN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh)
 
4.4

(based on 17 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sports/action (6)
    • Wildlife photos (5)
    • Landscape/scenery (4)
    • Video (4)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent alternative

    Four stars because my first battery wouldn't hold a charge and needed to be returned. B&H Customer Service had a new one to me right away and the this one had no...Read complete review

    Four stars because my first battery wouldn't hold a charge and needed to be returned. B&H Customer Service had a new one to me right away and the this one had no problems. The cost of the official Nikon battery is way overpriced. This battery does the same thing for nearly 50% less money. Well worth it. Only problem is it cannot be calibrated in the Nikon charger.

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    Work Around

    Longer life in my MB-D12. But only works if you insert battery with the camera on. Otherwise the battery indicator blinks and camera won't turn on.

    Longer life in my MB-D12. But only works if you insert battery with the camera on. Otherwise the battery indicator blinks and camera won't turn on.

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    4.0

    Excellent alternative

    By Dan

    from West Newton, MA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • COST
    • Great value
    • Well Constructed

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

    Four stars because my first battery wouldn't hold a charge and needed to be returned. B&H Customer Service had a new one to me right away and the this one had no problems. The cost of the official Nikon battery is way overpriced. This battery does the same thing for nearly 50% less money. Well worth it. Only problem is it cannot be calibrated in the Nikon charger.

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    5.0

    Great battery, great price!

    By SDBob

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Underwater
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

      It's hard to buy a non-Nikon anything, but the price is right on these batteries and so far, they are working great.

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      5.0

      Legit

      By Jensen B.

      from Amelia Island, FL

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

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            Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

            I was slightly skeptical of using a third party battery for my Nikon D4s but it worked just like the battery that came with the camera. It's legit!

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            3.0

            Work Around

            By Bach Photo

            from Racine WI

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Price

            Cons

            • Not Fully Compatible

            Best Uses

            • Weddingevent Photography

            Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

            Longer life in my MB-D12. But only works if you insert battery with the camera on. Otherwise the battery indicator blinks and camera won't turn on.

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            4.0

            Works well in Nikon D4s

            By Fred

            from Concord, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

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                  Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

                  I am using this battery in my Nikon D4s and use the original Nikon battery in the MB D12 power grip for the D810. When I tried to use the Watson battery in the power grip with the D810 the camera did not turn on. I didn't bother trying to figure out a work around.

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                  4.0

                  So far so good

                  By thekurgan

                  from Sacramento, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compatibility

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

                      This is a 5 star unit as it is fully compatible with the D4s. I've taken several hundred shots and it's still 75% of its capacity rating. Charging is no issue. 4 stars as I'm unsure about the recalibration ability. I'm yet to try this feature, but several reviews point that this may not be possible with this unit. I'll update the review once I've done a recalibration.

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                      5.0

                      Works as desired

                      By SWATBoss

                      from Panama City Beach, FL

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

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                            Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

                            Seems to be holding a charge like a genuine Nikon battery. This is my first non-Nikon battery purchase and was a little skeptical, but all seems to be fine with it.

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                            5.0

                            Works as advertised

                            By Mark

                            from Dallas TX

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Sports/Action

                                Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

                                I needed some backup batteries for dog agility shows it seems to work just fine.

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                                5.0

                                GOOD BACK-UP BATTERIES

                                By Number 1 DP

                                from Central Oregon Coast

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Long lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

                                    I bought these as extra back-up batteries for my Nikon D4, especially when using it to shoot movies. They work great and seem to last as long as the Nikon batteries but they're much less expensive.

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                                    5.0

                                    What the Nikon Battery should have been

                                    By Rich

                                    from Boston

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Travel
                                      • Video
                                      • Weddings/Events
                                      • Wildlife Photos

                                      Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

                                      No issues at all - much better capacity than the Nikon battery and much cheaper. Nikon has to comply with more restrictive regulations about LiOn batteries in Japan, so it really isn't Nikon's fault - but why spend more for less.

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                                      5.0

                                      EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V,

                                      By KevinA

                                      from Philadelphia

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

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                                            Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

                                            Bought for my D4, needed in a hurry. It got to my house and I charged it in 2 days. Can't go wrong with B & H , They are the best !!

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                                            3.0

                                            Good Inexpensive Alternative

                                            By Aperture

                                            from Philadelphia

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

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                                                  Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

                                                  This is the first off-brand battery I have ever tried and so far I am happy with it. In the first few tries out(3), it has worked flawlessly with the camera, has held a good charge and hasn't taken any longer to recharge than the Nikon batteries.

                                                  It does not, however, seem to work with the recalibration on the Nikon charger.

                                                  I will be curious to see how long it actually continues to work.

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Second one works fine

                                                  By PeterG

                                                  from Santa Rosa, CA

                                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Cheaper Than Nikon's

                                                  Cons

                                                  • 1st Battery Defective

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                                  • Sports/Action
                                                  • Travel
                                                  • Video
                                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                                  Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

                                                  First battery was defective. It would not power Nikon D4 after camera was off for a long time. Had to remove & re-insert battery to power camera. It would then work OK even if power was turned off for a short time. B&H quickly replaced this with new Watson battery without questions or cost. Replacement battery seems to be working great.

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Good for the price.

                                                  By Fahad

                                                  from D.C.

                                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

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                                                        Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

                                                        It lasts normal, but takes way longer to fully charge.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        I would buy this product again and again

                                                        By fotojuanmanuel

                                                        from DC

                                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Compact
                                                        • Durable
                                                        • Easy to Use
                                                        • Good Audio Quality
                                                        • Good Video Quality
                                                        • Great Picture Quality
                                                        • Lightweight

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Sports/Action
                                                          • Video
                                                          • Weddings/Events
                                                          • Wildlife Photos

                                                          Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

                                                          It is the more best battery, the more power

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Good deal

                                                          By BK72

                                                          from Utah

                                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                                          Pros

                                                          • Easy To Install
                                                          • Good Value
                                                          • Long-Lasting
                                                          • Reliable

                                                          Cons

                                                          • Takes Too Long To Charge

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Back-Up
                                                          • Professional Cameras

                                                          Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

                                                          Does the same job as the much more expensive Nikon version of the battery ...

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                                                          4.0

                                                          Great little battery

                                                          By Big Red Dog

                                                          from Aspen, CO

                                                          About Me Pro Photographer

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                                                          Pros

                                                          • Charges Quickly
                                                          • Good Value
                                                          • Lightweight
                                                          • Reliable

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Back-Up
                                                            • Professional Cameras

                                                            Comments about Watson EN-EL18 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (10.8V, 2600mAh):

                                                            Great little battery.

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