Flash Batteries

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by AnOvercomer 02, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. AnOvercomer 02, Feb 1, 2006
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    Alan Browne Guest

    NiMH rechargeable.

    I have 5 sets. I keep them in constant groups of 4 (color tape to ID)
    to make sure they discharge and recharge as a group. With two or three
    sets in the bag, I've never lacked for flash power. (They do
    self-discharge, so you have to balance how many you have with your rate
    of use. If you have one flash, then I suggest two sets of batteries
    should be enough to get going and to get a feel for the turnaround cycle).

    Avoid NiCd.
    Both NiMH and NiCd are very fast to recyle the flash.
    NiMH are less "needy" where it comes to maintenance.

    Carry an extra 2 sets of Alkaline as backup in the bag.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Feb 2, 2006
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    Alex Wilde Guest

    Lithium. Cuts down on the weight, especially when carrying 16 of 'em.
     
    Alex Wilde, Feb 2, 2006
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    Frank Pittel Guest

    : What kind of batteries do you use in your flash, alkaline or
    : rechargable? Which is better?


    I use NiMh batteries for my flash an lithium for the camera. The
    rechargables have greater capacity and recycle the flash faster then
    alkalines. They're also a lot cheaper!!

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    Frank Pittel, Aug 8, 2006
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