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Feb 20, 2013 21:19 as a reply to  @ post 15634085 |  #31

google "duraloop".

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Feb 20, 2013 21:23 |  #32

eneloops for me

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Feb 21, 2013 08:28 |  #33

Google what you want; I'm telling you what actually happened.

You do know that there's quite a market for "seconds" and "somewhat-less-stringent" quality control, right?

You may believe whatever you wish but I had a dozen of these batteries a couple of years ago and in my holders and in-service right now, there are a couple left. The rest are in the trash can along with the Rayovac LSDs that I also had a few of. I won't be buying any more of either, as they simply don't hold up well and within a few dozen cycles the quality problem becomes evident.

I have wireless, battery-powered Zwave motion detectors all over my property (for lighting control) along with my speedlights, continuous LED light panels and other camera and electronic-related "stuff." As such I've also got a metric crap-ton of rechargeable NiMH batteries and in my experience the Duracells are junk.

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Feb 21, 2013 11:34 |  #34

Horses for courses...
Eneloop XXX 2400's for MT-24EX
Powerex 2700's for 580EX
Eneloops for Yongnuo Remote and just about everything else that needs a bat. ;)

And lets not forget the WizardOne MH-C9000 Charger-Analyzer

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Feb 21, 2013 12:04 as a reply to  @ Snowyman's post |  #35

i never understand why people feel the need to get abrasive on the internet about fairly trivial bs like batteries. im sharing information i have accrued through the years of using high output flashlights, and as such, ive got a little bit of experience with batteries of all types. of course, its the internet, so clearly you are correct...but seriously...relax. you are the battery king, since clearly you've used a "dozen" batteries out of tens of millions manufactured. im sure you'll find people whove had similar experiences with eneloops.

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Feb 21, 2013 12:06 as a reply to  @ t3ichef's post |  #36

the rayovac's are chinese made. duracell also has "rewraps" of those under the same badging. make sure your duracells say "made in japan". those are duraloops. "made in china" clearly are not.

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Feb 21, 2013 18:41 |  #37

Wonder how many of this same thread exist on the forum now...?

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Apr 03, 2013 05:28 |  #38

Jeremy, I was thinking the same thing. Not to mention, I think the consensus is strongly leaning toward eneloops. (Eneloops for me, too.)

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Apr 03, 2013 07:51 |  #39

Any Loop? ...........What's this "Any Loop" stuff............

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Apr 03, 2013 14:27 |  #40
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Apr 03, 2013 15:45 |  #41

Picked up a couple of sets of eneloops a while back and they live up to their fame.

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Apr 29, 2013 19:02 |  #42

What about Ansmann 2850 mah AA? Eneloops are not carried by any of the Canadian pro photo shops.

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May 03, 2013 13:24 |  #43

I have mail ordered all of my Eneloops since I first learned about them a good 4 to 5 years ago.

I would recommend "the" key to keeping them in use for years is a quality battery charger and recharging slowly. You can't generally do that with a plug in the wall charger. So far my 2 to 3 year old Duraloops have survived well also, and yes, it took alot of looking through the packages to find them too. That's why I just mail order the real thing.

Go find an RC forum to find out what they are using to recharge NiMH, Li-ion's and all the rest. I use my RC charger for everything. It's nice to be able to chose how much juice goes to the battery (and the electronic smarts to control it too).

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