Best CR123 in 2022?

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These US-made Panasonics are a sign of good quality and reliability, even though I'm not too impressed with the max 1A current. Have been using these for a couple of years now, before that I've mostly stuck with the MIJ standard and Industrial variants (due to easy accessibility in my vicinity), as well as the SF-branded ones. But how bad are the current Indonesia-made ones in terms of overall quality and usability, as compared with the MIJ ones?
 
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If I recall correct a fellow at the Malkoff section did some tests and found Battery Station were hard to beat.
I bought a brick of Rayovac CR123's and have gotten good service from those for general use.
I used all Panasonic for a while though.
 
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Coincidence: I noticed this thread, then stopped by Battery Junction to check on something unrelated, and these were featured on the home page. I don't recall seeing them before. My quick scan / comparison with the data sheet for the Energizers I keep a few of on hand shows these: have higher capacity, same max continuous current rating, lower max pulse current rating, are lower cost, and are also manufactured in USA.

I use very few 123 lithium primaries, having switched years ago to LFP for almost all my ~3V needs, but I know some apparently still use them regularly and might be interested in checking these out, so FYI:

 
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Unfortunately (for me) Battery Junction shipping fees make small purchases cost prohibitive
 
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A peli 1010 will fit 24 cr123s almost perfectly with some foam padding if anyone is interested. Great storage solution for on the go.

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Yes Battery Stations are good, Ive used a few that came with my Malkoff lights, but unfortunately not available in Germany. Everything is more expensive over here.
@Olumin buy from www.nkon.nl they have great prices and deliver to Germany by DPD in a couple of days, I’m buying CR123 from them for 8 years now. Usually I buy Panasonic, but have also purchased Energizer and Duracell.
 
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I looked at the latest tests, there is not much difference


But seriously, Kodak makes good batteries, made in China. I had the opportunity to buy a few pieces, the operating time is no worse than that of the SF and the battery station. I checked them in a helmet-mounted SF.
 
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But seriously, Kodak makes good batteries, made in China. I had the opportunity to buy a few pieces, the operating time is no worse than that of the SF and the battery station. I checked them in a helmet-mounted SF.
I still have some Kodak film in my fridge, its been there for years. I used to shot that out of a Nikon FM2, until it got stolen out of my apartment one day. The only film camera I now have is a Rollei 35 (which was my first), but its a display object only these days.
 
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Kodak still makes fine film. For regular shooting, it's hard to beat gold 200iso. And to really get colours, you cannot beat Ektar without going to colour positive film. I still shoot with a couple Minolta SLRs from the 60-70s and a nice Nikon rangefinder. Oh and an original Polaroid. The leather one that folds up to look like a big cigarette case
 
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I also had a Kodak camera, I don't remember the model, very simple and cheap, but the pictures were good.
 
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I just buy a 48 pk. of Surefire CR123s from Amazon when I need to. I've had no problems in countless years and no longer consider other brands. I did receive some "Tenergy" brand CR123s as a gift once and they were fine as well.
 
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There's only one CR123 plant in the United States, owned by Panasonic, and I think it's in Georgia.
 
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if there made here in ga ill pass lol
 
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With the possible exception (Edit: ?) of the cells linked in post #24. A copy/paste of some verbiage says:

....the new Ultralife UB123A manufactured in Newark, NY, USA. Ultralife's US manufactured version has an improved internal spiral construction and provides high pulse discharge of up to 3000mA...
 
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its so weird i never saw a peach tree and been in ga for 2 decades
 
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I think they’re more famous for their onions.
 

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