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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Battery life without standby mode?


Here's the deal. I bought some Cactus triggers for use with my Nikon speedlights.(910 and 2 900"s). The triggers do not wake up the flash from standby mode, I knew that going in. I will just set my units to cancel out standby mode. I'm just curious how much power it drains when you don't use standby. Is it a huge difference or just a minor difference, or somewhere in between. I know there are other variables, but can anyone give me a rough idea of what I need to be prepared for. I use Powerex rechargeables. Thanks.


Mar 07, 2013 at 10:58 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Battery life without standby mode?


Has no one done this?


Mar 09, 2013 at 03:14 AM
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It would depend on how long your shooting session is, and how much time you spend between shots, but generally speaking I haven't found sleep mode ("Auto Power Off" in Canon-speak) to significantly increase the battery life of my Speedlites.


Mar 09, 2013 at 03:48 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Battery life without standby mode?


Thanks, that was kinda my impression too. But I thought I'd ask if anyone had other ideas as I've not done too much like this.


Mar 09, 2013 at 05:32 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Battery life without standby mode?


For off-camera flash on a stand, we use an external battery pack along with the "auto off" turned off. So far that has worked for our banquets, about 4 hours.


Mar 14, 2013 at 01:06 PM





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