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Member Since 19 Jul 2022
Offline Last Active Jul 27 2022 08:35 AM

Aftermarket Batteries

19 July 2022 - 08:08 AM

I just bought a used Z6, as an upgrade to my old 5300.   It didn't come with a battery.   I've now bought two sets of Amazon aftermarket batteries.   The first said it was for a host of Nikon cameras and the second said it was specifically a replacement for the 15B battery.   When I put any of the four in my new camera (which I haven't been able to verify even works yet), I get an error, specifically  "This battery cannot be used.   It does not communicate properly with this camera.   To use the camera safely, choose a battery designated for use in this camera."    


I have the specific Nikon battery coming...who knows when it will get here, but everything I read tells me it should accept at least some of these batteries.

Is this normal?   Could it be due to a change in software?  Could it be a problem with the camera software?


Thanks for your time.