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| p.1 #7 · Time to re-cell my Turbo 2x2's |
They are expensive, but I do use them with Qflashes for out door work and the extra power is nice.
Do those Yongnuo's work just as well as the originals? I read somewhere a while back that they did not refresh the flash as quickly, I don't know anything about electronics.
They look and feel nearly identical to the CPE4. With fresh batteries, the newer ones (that use 8 x AA's) take a bit over a second to charge a 580ex to full power. The recycle time increases to around 2 seconds after a couple of hundred full power pops. As the batteries run down, they get much slower than that. I think the recycle times are about the same as the CPE4. The actual times vary quite a bit depending on the age/conditition/quality of the batteries you put in the pack.
They're no competition for the Turbo's in heavy use, and they won't power a bigger flash like the QFlash. But when used with a 580EX, one set of Eneloop batteries usually lasts me all day as most of the time I'm firing the flash at a lot less than full power.
Thanks, I am going to get one and try it out. For the price I can afford to experiment, I will just compare it to my older CPE3 pack. I seldom use the AA packs outside but indoors where the ISO is higher it probably isn't using more than 1/4 per flash. So in real life I may notice no difference at all.
Is the cord on the Yong's long enough for you, I find the Canon a little short.