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I use Leica official battery which is made in China and two made in China ten times less expensive batteries. No problem since 2016.

But one quirk. No, two. Once MiC non Leica labeled is fully charged and in camera it will give low battery warning after some exposures taken. 

All I have to do is to press shutter release (take exposure) and it shows true charge level after it. 

Second quirk, if this battery is not discharged by use in camera, Leica charger will not charge it. 

 

Based on dozens threads like this, I assume many, if not most, who declared their MiC non Leica labeled as been dead soon, just been not smart enough to figure what I did.

Sorry. :) 

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On 8/19/2022 at 2:14 PM, Ko.Fe. said:

I use Leica official battery which is made in China and two made in China ten times less expensive batteries. No problem since 2016.

But one quirk. No, two. Once MiC non Leica labeled is fully charged and in camera it will give low battery warning after some exposures taken. 

All I have to do is to press shutter release (take exposure) and it shows true charge level after it. 

Second quirk, if this battery is not discharged by use in camera, Leica charger will not charge it. 

 

Based on dozens threads like this, I assume many, if not most, who declared their MiC non Leica labeled as been dead soon, just been not smart enough to figure what I did.

Sorry. :) 

What is the of brand that you use?

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On 8/19/2022 at 6:14 PM, Ko.Fe. said:

I use Leica official battery which is made in China and two made in China ten times less expensive batteries. No problem since 2016.

But one quirk. No, two. Once MiC non Leica labeled is fully charged and in camera it will give low battery warning after some exposures taken. 

All I have to do is to press shutter release (take exposure) and it shows true charge level after it. 

Second quirk, if this battery is not discharged by use in camera, Leica charger will not charge it. 

 

Based on dozens threads like this, I assume many, if not most, who declared their MiC non Leica labeled as been dead soon, just been not smart enough to figure what I did.

Sorry. :) 

I've had a similar experience with a  non-leica replacement battery. I take "with a pinch of salt" what the battery gauge on the camera shows and keep shooting till it stops after 150 or more pics (I can't remember exactly how many pics a full battery can take). It doesn't interfere with my enjoyment or use of my second hand M9

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