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Feb 12, 2013 19:56 |  #16

mike1812 wrote in post #15603422external link
Same hobbies here. Are you on AVSForum? I thought I recognized the handle!

Yes, although I haven't been on there much in a few years... I've all but converted to CocoonTech.


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Feb 12, 2013 20:29 as a reply to post 15603557 |  #17

Syl Arena, a well-known photographer who specializes in Canon Flash, had a blog post a few days ago on this subject.

Read it here:

http://pixsylated.com ...hat-i-feed-my-speedlites/external link


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Feb 12, 2013 20:40 |  #18

tgara wrote in post #15603886 (external link)
Syl Arena, a well-known photographer who specializes in Canon Flash, had a blog post a few days ago on this subject.

Read it here:

http://pixsylated.com ...hat-i-feed-my-speedlites/ (external link)

Coincidence??

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... I think not ;) I currently have 6 sets of Eneloops and 2 of the battery holders.

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Feb 13, 2013 02:11 |  #19

tgara wrote in post #15603886external link
Syl Arena, a well-known photographer who specializes in Canon Flash, had a blog post a few days ago on this subject.

Read it here:

http://pixsylated.com ...hat-i-feed-my-speedlites/external link

Syl is right here, but it's hardly anything new. NiMH and Sanyo Eneloops in particular have been the battery of choice for speedlites and speedlights.
The strobist forum (on flickr) also has a few topics regarding this, and eneloops always turn out on top.

I disagree with Syl Arena's notion on Lithium primaries though. Lithium AAs (L91) have a bit higher voltage when they're new (can peak at 1.8V with no load), which COULD be risky for a speedlite, but all the Canon and Nikon models I've worked with can handle it.
The HUGE advantage they offer is that they work very well in sub zero temperatures. Both lithium-ion rechargeables and NiMH suffer a 50% or more capacity loss in freezing environments, so if you're doing a location shoot, it pays off to have some L91's as a spare set.


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Feb 13, 2013 08:19 |  #20

I didnt know there were any kind besides.....wait for it.......wait.......EN​ELOOP! :)


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Feb 13, 2013 11:33 as a reply to 328iGuy's post |  #21

I am becoming a late Eneloop converter. I have been using the Energizer MiMh 2500 ones, and have been pretty happy with them. I use my 580EXii on a regular dailey basis, but my 430's tend to sit more and self discharge a bit. So I have started to use the Eneloops in the 430s and the Energizers in the 580. I'll probably phase out the energizers when they start to die.


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Feb 18, 2013 00:05 |  #22

I'm using eneloop.




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Feb 18, 2013 01:42 |  #23

I use Sanyo model HR-3U 2700mAh Ni-Mh batteries. I have had these for a few years and they have lasted well both in use and in time. I charge them with an Ansmann Digispeed 4 charger.


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Feb 18, 2013 05:28 |  #24

I haven't read a single post of this thread, but I bet everyone's said Eneloops...

ETA: After reading the thread, whaddayaknow...?


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Feb 18, 2013 14:58 |  #25

Lol. Has anyone mentioned Eneloops yet?


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Feb 18, 2013 18:09 |  #26

And yet another vote for Eneloop. I love em'!

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Feb 20, 2013 11:04 |  #27

mentalcase wrote in post #15600898external link
I'll put my vote in for not just eneloops but the XXX kind. The recycle time is nonexistent.

I ended up with these for all 4 flashes. I agree about recycle time over other batteries (Not tried the regular eneloops) Only drawback they are expensive


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Feb 20, 2013 18:37 |  #28

Eneloop here.


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Feb 20, 2013 19:10 as a reply to cbouchez's post |  #29

duracell white top's (made in japan), called "staycharged", with a green wrapper...are identical to sanyo eneloops. FWIW if they are cheaper or more available, it's a viable alternative for low self discharge batteries.

these are the duracells and what they look like

http://www.amazon.com ...ies-4-Count/dp/B000XSA60Iexternal link

has anyone tried protected 14500 cells in a speedlight?




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Feb 20, 2013 21:05 |  #30

I had some of those Duracells a couple of years ago. I think there are two left that have not failed to hold up and are yet to wind up in the trash.

IMHO they're junk and I highly doubt they are identical to Eneloops.


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