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Re: Rechargeable Batteries for Flashes & Other Acc.????
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2011, 09:56:42 AM »
if recycle time is an issue, i'd recommend to get a Godox PB820. it's an external battery that lasts forever, is quick to recharge, lightweight and is easy to connect to your flash.
you can just put any battery inside your flash (those will only be used to power the controls of the flash) when you've attached to Godox, it will be used to power the output of the flash. you can get really fast recylce times this way.
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Re: Rechargeable Batteries for Flashes & Other Acc.????
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2011, 09:56:42 AM »

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Re: Rechargeable Batteries for Flashes & Other Acc.????
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2011, 11:00:57 AM »
MAHA Powerex 2700 mAh Rechargeable AA NiMH
http://protog.com.au/maha-powerex-2700mah-nimh-aa-rechargeable-batteries-4pk-p-41.html
http://www.mahaenergy.com/store/listcategoriesandproducts.asp?idcategory=11

Do yourself a favour and check these out.

The design allows the batteries to deliver a high energy burst, which is why plenty of photographers are choosing these. They are designed for the power intensive load characteristic that things like flashes impose.

I'm getting better life from these than Sanyo and other "reputable" brands that I've used previously.

Do a search and check other opinions. Buy with the very smart charger.  Eneloops are good. These are more good!

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I use these as well. They last through out a whole wedding day no problem. I use 8 in two flashes. They charge super fast and are fantastic rechargeables! 

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« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2011, 12:38:55 PM »
MAHA Powerex 2700 mAh Rechargeable AA NiMH
http://protog.com.au/maha-powerex-2700mah-nimh-aa-rechargeable-batteries-4pk-p-41.html
http://www.mahaenergy.com/store/listcategoriesandproducts.asp?idcategory=11


I use these as well. They last through out a whole wedding day no problem. I use 8 in two flashes. They charge super fast and are fantastic rechargeables!

I had the MAHA Powerex 2400mAh with the MAHA fast charger. But they all went dead after 6 months.  They are pretty hot with the fast charger. 

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Re: Rechargeable Batteries for Flashes & Other Acc.????
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2011, 04:06:10 PM »
Not all brands are available everywhere in the world of course..
Here in Belgium i use:
panasonic "2600 high capacity professional"
http://www.panasonic-batteries.com/eu/products/rechargeable-batteries/11

and
some panasonic "infinium", but these are already improved and are now available as "evolta":
http://www.panasonic-batteries.com/eu/products/rechargeable-batteries/10

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Re: Rechargeable Batteries for Flashes & Other Acc.????
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2011, 12:51:05 AM »
just to let you know also I just got the Yongnuo battery pack for the 580ex and use eneloops in it and the flash the recycle time is almost instant with the battery pack I am pretty sure it recycles faster than the 5d can shoot
need 4 batts for the flash unit and 8 more for the battery pack. the battery packs are about 40 bucks on ebay and come with a neat little cover with velcro strap, i was suprised at the kick in recyclte time. something you might want to consider.
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Re: Rechargeable Batteries for Flashes & Other Acc.????
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2011, 06:20:30 AM »
Thank you all that answered this.... Looks like Ill be going with Eneloops.   

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Re: Rechargeable Batteries for Flashes & Other Acc.????
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2011, 06:20:30 AM »