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fattyman
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May 21, 2011 05:04 |  #1

I've recently bought my 430 ex II. I'm not sure if it's the batteries dying or what but it takes a very long time for it to recharge its flash. It can take up to 30 seconds for it to recharge a cycle. I haven't had an opportunity to replace the batteries but the batteries don't seem to be that bad since they are still working fine and the LCD screen has not dimmed.

It's in ETTL mode as well. When the flash goes off too it isn't bright either.




  
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May 21, 2011 05:20 |  #2

It's very likely the batteries. The LCD screen will keep working long after the recycle times have gotten unacceptably long.


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May 21, 2011 06:47 |  #3

What batteries are you using?
And yes it is probably the batteries. Buy some Eneloops, they work wonders in flashes.


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May 21, 2011 19:33 |  #4

fattyman wrote in post #12451305 (external link)
I've recently bought my 430 ex II. I'm not sure if it's the batteries dying or what but it takes a very long time for it to recharge its flash. It can take up to 30 seconds for it to recharge a cycle. I haven't had an opportunity to replace the batteries but the batteries don't seem to be that bad since they are still working fine and the LCD screen has not dimmed.

It's in ETTL mode as well. When the flash goes off too it isn't bright either.

What makes you think the batteries are working fine? The only indicator that the batteries need to be changed is when the flash starts taking a long time to recharge. CHANGE YOUR BATTERIES!!!!!!!!!! :lol:




  
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May 21, 2011 20:08 as a reply to  @ egordon99's post |  #5

Like others... probably the batteries. Buy fresh alkalines to check. The re-cycle time should be much faster.

Or even better, check out Eneloops, the re-cycle time will definitely be faster and they last longer too. :)


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Jun 03, 2011 05:41 |  #6

Finally got around to replacing the batteries. Batteries were dead. Thanks guys haha




  
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