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    Default Replacement BLM-5

    I bought an Olympus BLM-5 off Amazon, and it does not hold charge. I suspect that it is old stock as Olympus probably don't make it anymore.
    Anyone have third party recommendations?

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    Default Re: Replacement BLM-5

    I only use the 4/3rds gear occasionally these days in favor of micro 4/3rds and compact cameras. I've been using Watson batteries for most of my gear. I like having the charger that can charge 2 batteries at once, and by switching the plates, I can charge the various Watson batteries. Watson does make BLM-5 clones, and I bought 2 to keep the cameras in circulation:



    Note, I had an old BLM-1 (may have been a clone, maybe Olympus) and I put it on the Watson charger, and the battery seems to not hold a charge any longer. So, I only charge my BLM-5 Watson battery on the Watson gear, and I use the Olympus chargers for BLM-1 (clone) and BLM-5.

    I have one camera (Panasonic LX-10) that Watson doesn't make batteries for. I recently got a KASTAR charger and 2 batteries for it. In the few days that I've used the LX-10, the KASTAR batteries seem to work fine. But I haven't tried the BLM-5 clones yet:


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