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Jun 11, 2013 18:26 |  #1

Which you'd recommend? I seriously have no idea which are best and a lot of them start at price ranging from $250+ I am looking for one that is also light and wont add too much weight to myself (and utility belt).


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Jun 11, 2013 18:57 |  #2

The lightest packs are the ones that take 8 AA batteries.
Cheethastand sells the Pixel version which I like because it has two circuits to the voltage regulator. Thus, if one battery goes bad there are still 4 offering power to the speedlite.
Another option is the new Cheetahlight Lithium Ion rechargeable. Its bigger, and a bit heavier. Although not that much. And has loads of power for firing speedlites. It has two connections so you could use it with two speedlites if you happen to be a dual camera shooter for events etc.

The Cheetah light battery is the current technology upgrade from the old Quantum units with gel cell Lead Acid batteries.

There are other options but these are good examples of what's available.


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Jun 12, 2013 10:21 |  #3

You can also save weight with the battrries. Not every AA is the same weight. Energizer Ultimate Lithiums weight 1/3 less than any other battery. They are powerful, but they ae not rechargable and they are expensive.


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Jun 12, 2013 10:28 |  #4

aliengin wrote in post #16023819 (external link)
You can also save weight with the battrries. Not every AA is the same weight. Energizer Ultimate Lithiums weight 1/3 less than any other battery. They are powerful, but they ae not rechargable and they are expensive.

And they get really hot really fast. They can trigger the thermal protection if you shoot fast.




  
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Jun 12, 2013 13:28 |  #5

http://flashhavoc.com …b3000-lithium-power-pack/ (external link)

$55 an you can even charge your phone with it ;)


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Jun 12, 2013 16:07 |  #6

Aressem wrote in post #16024440 (external link)
http://flashhavoc.com …b3000-lithium-power-pack/ (external link)

$55 an you can even charge your phone with it ;)

Where are these available to purchase? My first quick search yielded out of stock.


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Jun 12, 2013 16:12 |  #7

The info is in the link you quoted!


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Jun 12, 2013 16:17 |  #8

http://www.linkdelight​.com …USB-Output-for-Canon.html (external link) Canon-fit or http://www.linkdelight​.com …USB-Output-for-Nikon.html (external link) Nikon-fit as of 22:14GMT on 12 June 2013


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Jun 12, 2013 17:16 |  #9

does that not support the 430 EXII? I only got that and the YN560... but would prefer to use it on my 430 EXII...

"Compatible with Canon 430z/ 540Ez/ 550Ez/ 580Ex/ 580ExⅡ/550Ex-RT"


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Jun 12, 2013 18:04 |  #10

External battery packs only work with speedlites that have the external power plug. Its a high voltage plug. The 430EX doesn't have the plug as I recall.


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Jun 12, 2013 18:41 |  #11

dmward wrote in post #16025353 (external link)
External battery packs only work with speedlites that have the external power plug. Its a high voltage plug. The 430EX doesn't have the plug as I recall.

No, no external power port cos I researched that last time someone asked.


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Jun 12, 2013 22:17 |  #12

lame, so gotta get a 580EXII or 600EX right?


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Jun 12, 2013 22:27 |  #13

ChrisAdval wrote in post #16026006 (external link)
lame, so gotta get a 580EXII or 600EX right?

Or a YN-565 :)


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Jun 12, 2013 22:39 as a reply to  @ Aressem's post |  #14

There is a single flash Lithium pack here that is as light as an 8 AA pack (and only $55) -

http://flashhavoc.com …b3000-lithium-power-pack/ (external link)
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Jun 12, 2013 22:42 |  #15

elv wrote in post #16026056 (external link)
There is a single flash Lithium pack here that is as light as an 8 AA pack (and only $55) -

http://flashhavoc.com …b3000-lithium-power-pack/ (external link)
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Welcome to 9 hours ago ;) hehe

Aressem wrote in post #16024440 (external link)
http://flashhavoc.com …b3000-lithium-power-pack/ (external link)

$55 an you can even charge your phone with it ;)


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