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- Aug 31, 2011
As long as you don't care about the inaccurate battery percentage display (and the camera suddenly switching off at 10%, 17%, 14%, 8% or whatever misleading value), third-party batteries do work with the new models. Of course, they don't offer the improved heat dispersion of the 126S type which is useful in the X-T2 under certain conditions.I dunno. If I'm spending $1000 or more in a camera, I see no reason to cheap out on the last few dollars for an aftermarket battery. Sometimes they work out but we've all heard stories about third-party battery packs swelling inside the camera, etc. Besides, Fuji's OEM batteries are far from the most expensive compared to some other brands.
That said, don't leave third-party in bodies that you intend not to use for weeks or months. The missing deep-discharge protection bears a risk of the battery swelling like a balloon in the camera, so it may become quite difficult to get it out. This also happend to my dad a few months ago.