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01/25/2009 03:24:44 AM · #1
Ok this my sounds like a silly question but ive not long bought a Canon 580EXII and I go through the batteries like crazy...what batteries do you find last longer as i find im forever having to change them as I haven't got all day for the pilot light to come back on.
01/25/2009 03:37:08 AM · #2
What type of battery are you currently using?

I've been using Sanyo Eneloops with decent results.
01/25/2009 03:58:48 AM · #3
You might like one of these.
01/25/2009 04:16:23 AM · #4
the folks over at strobist recommend Ni-MH rechargeables. something like this. Or better yet, this. Get 2 sets and keep one charged. It takes about 1 hour to charge 4. Hope this helps.

Message edited by author 2009-01-25 04:19:29.
01/25/2009 04:33:05 AM · #5
yeah ive tried most kinds like Energizer,Duracell and Ever Ready but think i might look at rechargeables...makes sence really...thanks for your replys...i thought there might have been a loner life battery out there somewhere!
01/25/2009 05:24:06 AM · #6
whenever i go for a gig i take at least 4 sets of rechargables (ranging from 2300-2800mAh) and a set of duracell's just in case. good thing is that i can use the AA's not only for my flashes (SB-24) but also for my camera body.
i had good experiences with ansmannn 2700mAh, but my favorites are panasonic ones.
i might also want to look into eneloops soon as conventional rechargables tend to loose some percentage of their capacity after a while.
01/25/2009 05:25:52 AM · #7
I bought a 12 pack of 2600 mah rechargable ones from eBay for like 12 GBP. They work great. I also carry a 12 pack of Duracell M3s i picked up from a local store just in case they die (which isnt likely but could happen).

I have 3 flash units I take on location and they have lasted through a 3 hour session on 1/4-1/2 power.
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