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Apr 22, 2012 21:33 |  #46

Eneloops from Costco for me


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Apr 23, 2012 02:18 as a reply to  @ jlt23's post |  #47

I purchased the Eneloops at Amazon that come with a 4 battery charger. I use two of those chargers so I can charge all my batteries the night before a gig.


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Apr 23, 2012 08:39 |  #48

Eneloops...


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Apr 23, 2012 08:45 |  #49

eneloops as well, but i'm looking into getting a good set of powerex batteries.


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Apr 29, 2012 15:20 |  #50

I have read this whole thread with some interest as I am always interested in what folks are doing wrt to flash batteries. I do not use my flash all that much as most of photography is nature, wildlife and landscapes, but I am moving towards more macro for which flash is almost a must under a lot of conditions. It would seem to me that the best combo for someone like me would be 8 Eneloops and 8 Powerex 2700 mAh, that way I could use the Eneloops on a regular, or irregular, basis and be sure that I would have some flash capacity on an ongoing basis using the Eneloops and then have the Powerex as "backups" when I needed the power and recyle times for things like family get togethers and the like. I would combine this with a Powerex recharger of some sort. My thanks to all for their input and contribution to what I see as a most valuable discussion - for me.
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Apr 29, 2012 15:41 |  #51

zerovision wrote in post #14293894 (external link)
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Apr 29, 2012 15:42 |  #52

Eneloops! actually charging 4 of them next to me as we speak. :)


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Apr 30, 2012 02:33 |  #53

Eneloops it is for me.


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May 01, 2012 11:56 |  #54

WesternGuy wrote in post #14348990 (external link)
I have read this whole thread with some interest as I am always interested in what folks are doing wrt to flash batteries. I do not use my flash all that much as most of photography is nature, wildlife and landscapes, but I am moving towards more macro for which flash is almost a must under a lot of conditions. It would seem to me that the best combo for someone like me would be 8 Eneloops and 8 Powerex 2700 mAh, that way I could use the Eneloops on a regular, or irregular, basis and be sure that I would have some flash capacity on an ongoing basis using the Eneloops and then have the Powerex as "backups" when I needed the power and recyle times for things like family get togethers and the like. I would combine this with a Powerex recharger of some sort. My thanks to all for their input and contribution to what I see as a most valuable discussion - for me.
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I was contemplating that kind of set-up myself but would probably use Powerex as everyday batts and Eneloops as backup. I read on here somewhere that Powerex does give you more power but does not offer the Low Self-Discharge like Eneloops do. So when you decide to go to the Eneloops after Powerex are spent you will have a better charge.

Disclaimer: all of the above is based on my "unprofessional" opinion. LOL


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May 01, 2012 12:10 as a reply to  @ smyke's post |  #55

I have used Powerex 2500mAH, no-name 2800mAH, and Eneloops. There is no discernible difference in flash power or flash charge rates between all 3. I stick with my Enloops because I can leave them for weeks or months and they still retain a charge.


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May 01, 2012 12:42 as a reply to  @ Gregg.Siam's post |  #56

I use these Eneloops:

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May 01, 2012 13:11 as a reply to  @ Nathan's post |  #57

Eneloops....


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May 01, 2012 13:39 |  #58

NiMH rechargable batteries (regardless of brand name) are best IMO for use with flashguns. Disposable batteries offer a higher voltage than NiMH, but they drain a lot quicker in devices requiring a high power output, such as flashguns. Disposable batteries are better for low power devices, such as radio. The higher capacity NiMH's give almost instantanious recycle times in use & are a lot faster than disposables.




  
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May 01, 2012 13:45 |  #59

PLLphotography wrote in post #14291800 (external link)
eneloops or if you can find precharged duracell recharcheable batteries with "white tops", they are essentially re-branded eneloops.

you can find them most places like Walmart, Target, Walgreens, etc.

Good to know, thanks!


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May 01, 2012 13:49 |  #60

Eneloop is what i use, i have a few others but they're crap next to those.


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