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Doug C.
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p.1 #1 · What Is Your Favorite AA Rechargeable Battery For Flash?


I've been shooting Duracell and Energizer but its time for new ones. Anyone have a favorite?


Jan 20, 2013 at 03:22 AM
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p.1 #2 · What Is Your Favorite AA Rechargeable Battery For Flash?


Eneloop.


Jan 20, 2013 at 03:23 AM
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p.1 #3 · What Is Your Favorite AA Rechargeable Battery For Flash?


kewlcanon wrote:
Eneloop.


+1... or +100 rather...



Jan 20, 2013 at 03:25 AM
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p.1 #4 · What Is Your Favorite AA Rechargeable Battery For Flash?


Eneloop.

Next question... Which charger?

Maja MH-801

Next...

Edited on Jan 20, 2013 at 03:30 AM · View previous versions



Jan 20, 2013 at 03:28 AM
Doug C.
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p.1 #5 · What Is Your Favorite AA Rechargeable Battery For Flash?


I was just looking at those online. The XX or regular?



Jan 20, 2013 at 03:29 AM
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p.1 #6 · What Is Your Favorite AA Rechargeable Battery For Flash?


Doug,

Combo of both here, great results with either.

Best



Jan 20, 2013 at 03:31 AM
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p.1 #7 · What Is Your Favorite AA Rechargeable Battery For Flash?


Are the regulars quick enough in their recycle for wedding reception photography or would I need to go XX?



Jan 20, 2013 at 03:36 AM
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p.1 #8 · What Is Your Favorite AA Rechargeable Battery For Flash?


Doug,

I would go xx for all new purchases. I have a feeling the regulars are soon to be gone. And yes, both recycle very quickly on my four 580's during weddings.

Then again, i have mastered the three count out of habit...

Best



Jan 20, 2013 at 03:48 AM
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p.1 #9 · What Is Your Favorite AA Rechargeable Battery For Flash?


Thanks!


Jan 20, 2013 at 03:54 AM
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p.1 #10 · What Is Your Favorite AA Rechargeable Battery For Flash?


Eneloop for sure.


Jan 20, 2013 at 03:54 AM
 

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p.1 #11 · What Is Your Favorite AA Rechargeable Battery For Flash?


yep me too, I've used eneloop for years.


Jan 20, 2013 at 04:00 AM
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p.1 #12 · What Is Your Favorite AA Rechargeable Battery For Flash?


In testing I did with a Canon 580EX flash and fully charged batteries, the eneloops recycled the flash to red light from a full-power flash in 2.9 seconds, the eneloop xx in 3.1 seconds.

This was with fresh batteries, and of course it would be longer with partially discharged batteries. But I would expect the relative difference to remain similar. So is the nominally 7% faster recycle time worth the cost difference to you?



Jan 20, 2013 at 05:50 AM
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p.1 #13 · What Is Your Favorite AA Rechargeable Battery For Flash?


Still eneloops, been using them for years.


Jan 20, 2013 at 05:53 AM
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p.1 #14 · What Is Your Favorite AA Rechargeable Battery For Flash?


Another eneloop fan here.


Jan 20, 2013 at 06:20 AM
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p.1 #15 · What Is Your Favorite AA Rechargeable Battery For Flash?


I heard that Duracell rechargeables are Eneloop in disguise (Sanyo makes them for Duracell). I have both and they behave identically so this might be true.


Jan 20, 2013 at 07:02 AM
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p.1 #16 · What Is Your Favorite AA Rechargeable Battery For Flash?


Eneloop.


Jan 20, 2013 at 07:39 AM
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p.1 #17 · What Is Your Favorite AA Rechargeable Battery For Flash?


whenever the question of AA batteries comes up on here (and most other places) the default answer is Eneloop .
But I found I didnt have to buy 'proper' eneloops to get the same quality. I had a set of standard eneloops but wanted a whole bunch more. I found (thru amazon) that 7Dshop did a version of the 'Low discharge' rechargable . I bought quite a few sets over 2 years ago now. Ive used them and the original set of eneloops in just about anything in the house as well as my camera gear. all sets (that havnt been lost) are still working as they did when they arrived.
ive lost a few now so will be getting a few more sets soon.



Jan 20, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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p.1 #18 · What Is Your Favorite AA Rechargeable Battery For Flash?


I use a combination of batteries and all work fine, though the Rayovac rechargeables perform the worst, Engergizer somewhere in the middle and Eneloops the best -- the differences aren't huge so far, though I've got a running log of recharge performance (max mAH performance).

For a charger, I use a LaCrosse BC-700. It's a 4-bay charger that will do AAA or AA, individual charge channels, though the current on the channels is dictated by the first battery entered (so I can charge 1 or 4, but if I charge 4 they all follow the current set by 1). It's great except if I want to run a discharge/refresh cycle (which takes forever), because then I wish I had an 8-bay at least.

If you go with LaCrosse (and maybe Maja) make sure you keep one of those cheap quick chargers that usually come with the batteries. At least with my LaCrosse, if the cell drops below a certain voltage, it will not charge it. Instead, you have to charge it with the cheaper charger for a few seconds to "jump start" it, then change it back over to the LaCrosse.




Jan 20, 2013 at 01:49 PM
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p.1 #19 · What Is Your Favorite AA Rechargeable Battery For Flash?


Eneloop.


Jan 20, 2013 at 01:56 PM
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p.1 #20 · What Is Your Favorite AA Rechargeable Battery For Flash?


I feel really outdated...I still have not tried the eneloop and have a stack of powerex 2700's in the closet. Time to update and start having confidence in rechargeable batteries again.


Jan 20, 2013 at 02:04 PM
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