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Jul 17, 2008 19:29 |  #1

Hi, I would appreciate it very much if someone can suggest what batteries and charger to get for canon 580ex II. I just got it today and dont have an idea whats a good brand of battery/charger to get. thank you


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Jul 17, 2008 19:50 |  #2

Most people will recommend Sanyo Eneloops. I use Rayovac Hybrids, which are essentially the same thing.


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Jul 17, 2008 20:39 |  #3

Sanyo Eneloops and a Maha C-9000 smart charger!


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Jul 17, 2008 21:21 as a reply to  @ ben_r_'s post |  #4

in my sig. great charger and batts.


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Jul 17, 2008 21:41 |  #5

These Maha chargers you speak of...why are they better than the ones that come with the batteries, and where do you get them?


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Jul 17, 2008 22:17 |  #6

start off with this (external link) then pick up a few packs of sanyo eneloops when they're on sale!

the charger comes with 4 AA/AAA to get you started .. the charger is great. awesome price!


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Jul 18, 2008 05:35 |  #7

This is the place to go for both: http://www.batteryspac​e.com/ (external link)


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Jul 18, 2008 05:55 |  #8

Ehhh, personally I use an Energizer CHDC7 charger and 2500maH nimh Energizer cells. Whatever you do get go 2500maH and up on the cells for longer life. And never "fast charge" if you can avoid it, heat kills rechargable batteries!


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Jul 18, 2008 17:06 as a reply to  @ Shutterbug Doug's post |  #9

I use Energizers too. I have been quite surprised how long the last. On Tuesday I did a senior shoot with over 200 images with flash. Never thought about needing new batteries.

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Jul 18, 2008 17:30 |  #10

I use Energizers as well, but have just gotten some Eneloops this week. So I will have to try and see which ones last longer on my 580 EX II.


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Jul 18, 2008 17:39 |  #11

I've had good success using the Power2000 XP-555 battery charger with the included 2900 mAh NiMH AA Batteries. I've done quite a few evening shoots in local nightclubs for web media where I'm shooting 300-400 shots with a 40D gripped and the 580EX II and I've yet to have to resort to changing the batteries during the shoots. I need to try to shoot more to see how many shots I can get before I drain the battery and then report on it.


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Jul 18, 2008 22:08 |  #12

ben_r_ wrote in post #5932387 (external link)
Sanyo Eneloops and a Maha C-9000 smart charger!

ditto.....


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Jul 19, 2008 00:28 |  #13

I'm with the MAHA C801D 8 cell AAA/AA size charger for close to a year.
Used that to revive 2 set of Sanyo 2500mAh which i was about to throw away as the Sanyo charger could not manage to stuff any charges into them. Now the 2 set of Sanyo 2500mAh are still serving me well for close to 300 flash shot (when i was still using Pentax months back before i moved to Canon completely) despite being 2 years old.

I'll take it as an investment and it's proving me it's value worth.


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Jul 19, 2008 00:34 |  #14

jeromego wrote in post #5931932 (external link)
Hi, I would appreciate it very much if someone can suggest what batteries and charger to get for canon 580ex II. I just got it today and dont have an idea whats a good brand of battery/charger to get. thank you

Powerex from thomas distributing with the 8 battery charger.
They recycle charges faster than disposables and last longer. What more could you ask?




  
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