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Apr 05, 2010 16:59 |  #1

For those of you using CS receivers do you use the A/C or battery powered receiver and why?

I'm concerned about the battery receiver because when the battery life depletes I concerned it will impact the signal.


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Apr 05, 2010 17:05 |  #2

I use the battery version. They last for 200 hours so just replace them after 100 hours. :) In fact I have yet to change the batteries. I use Sony Eneloops in them.




  
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Apr 05, 2010 17:07 |  #3

Battery powered receiver. Most of my work is location stuff.


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Apr 05, 2010 17:15 as a reply to  @ Tawcan's post |  #4

Battery powered...

Ive had the same set of cheapo Duracell Alkaline AA's in mine for the last 4 months...several thousands of shots later, they still are working just fine. Carry a spare set with you though...just incase. I would recommend against rechargables for the fact that most rechargeables dont fair well in storage, long term as they discharge themselves relatively quickly. Most alkalines on the other hand will hold a full or near full charge for a long time. 5 bucks worth of alkaline AA's would last you a LONG time in a CS.

If your working in a strictly studio based environment, the AC ones are fine...but if your a mobile shooter, battery powered is the only way to go...especially if your using them with speedlights.


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Apr 05, 2010 17:22 as a reply to  @ JayCee Images's post |  #5

Thanks everyone. I'll switch my order to include the battery receivers. I shoot mostly mobile as well.


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Apr 05, 2010 17:23 as a reply to  @ JayCee Images's post |  #6

Batteries...so I can conveniently use the with my flash guns when I want to do light wireless stuff.


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Apr 05, 2010 17:38 |  #7

K1 Imagery wrote in post #9938744 (external link)
For those of you using CS receivers do you use the A/C or battery powered receiver and why?

I'm concerned about the battery receiver because when the battery life depletes I concerned it will impact the signal.

I use 1 CST And 4 CSRBs. Their battery life is quite long, so you dont have to worry about it. To be safe, it's always good practice to have back up pairs of AA batteries for each of your CSRB. In addition, have a back up button battery for your CST, and a back up pack of 4-AA batteries for each of your flashes.

It's easy when you don't have to deal with 4 Vivitar 285hvs and 1 430ex. I have a battery pack and a backup battery pack for each flash. In addition, i have a backup battery for my CSRBs, and a backup button battery for my CST. So in total, i have 40AA batteries for flashes alone, 16AA batteries for the CSRBS alone, and 2 button batteries for the CST.

I decided to use CSRBs because they are highly flexible.In that way, i will only have to deal with one type of receiver as oppose to having a receiver set that is dedicated only to my studio strobes. Also, by having one type of receiver, I save a lot of money, and I have less in my inventory to count when cleaning up sets.

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Apr 05, 2010 17:52 |  #8

Hi Marloon
I like the way you organized them in that clear box, can you tell me what box is that and where to get them ?
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Apr 05, 2010 17:57 |  #9

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Hi Marloon
I like the way you organized them in that clear box, can you tell me what box is that and where to get them ?
TIA

You can find similar containers at pretty much any store that sells fishing gear...some pharmacies will sell similar ones also for storage of medical supplies.


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Apr 05, 2010 18:05 |  #10

canondslr wrote in post #9939067 (external link)
Hi Marloon
I like the way you organized them in that clear box, can you tell me what box is that and where to get them ?
TIA

I got the box from ebay! I got it because it fits PERFECTLY in the most minimal spaces of my hard cases and bags. It is a 24-slot jewelry/bead case. (external link) I got mine for 5.99, but the price usually fluctuates from $6-10. Which is a fair deal IMO. It's a great case and I accidentally got two. One for 5.99, and another for 8.99. The other case will be used for another cybersync set which will fit 1 CST and 4 CSXCVs. that is when i get my Einsteins after they open up those pre-orders.

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You can find similar containers at pretty much any store that sells fishing gear...some pharmacies will sell similar ones also for storage of medical supplies.

Absolutely! You can use pill cases for smaller accessories. Being creative and innovative is important to perfect storage solutions! LOL.


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Apr 05, 2010 18:07 as a reply to  @ JayCee Images's post |  #11

Yeah, you can find those containers at Walmarts or Target. I used them all the time when I did R/C racing. They cost about $4.99 or less.bw!


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Apr 05, 2010 18:08 as a reply to  @ K1 Imagery's post |  #12

Thx. everyone for the input.


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Apr 05, 2010 18:34 |  #13

A quick not for you all... yesterday on a shoot photographing models in a river I had the lights in the river, one of the receivers dropped and got submerged fully, believe me- it was wet inside and out!! I've dried it out at room temp yesterday and last night and have just checked and it works, it seems these things are almost bulletproof!! :)

hopefully it'll stay working....



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Apr 05, 2010 18:36 |  #14

Jeffro250 wrote in post #9938852 (external link)
Battery powered...

Ive had the same set of cheapo Duracell Alkaline AA's in mine for the last 4 months...several thousands of shots later, they still are working just fine. Carry a spare set with you though...just incase. I would recommend against rechargables for the fact that most rechargeables dont fair well in storage, long term as they discharge themselves relatively quickly. Most alkalines on the other hand will hold a full or near full charge for a long time. 5 bucks worth of alkaline AA's would last you a LONG time in a CS.

If your working in a strictly studio based environment, the AC ones are fine...but if your a mobile shooter, battery powered is the only way to go...especially if your using them with speedlights.

Yep, what he said.


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