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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Godox AA speedlights vs lithium speedlights


I'm currently using the Godox TT685c speedlights, which are AA battery powered.

Generally the refresh rate is fine as I don't use the speedlights at high power for ,ost of my event work, and I often just shoot at 3fps.

But today I've been shooting at slightly higher power than usual and at about 5fps (I took my 5D3 out of silent mode).

At this point, the speedlights didn't always keep up with short bursts of 3 shots.

So it got me to thinking how the new lithium powered speedlights would do.

How much faster is the refresh time with the Godox lithium speedlights, particularly when shooting at lower powers. Do they keep up with 5fps at any point and at what sort of power would that be. (Suggestions of typical f stops / ISO settings to give an idea of environment might be useful).

I like the AA battery system - I've got oodles of AA batteries. So any change to my system would need to bear decent advantages.



Apr 06, 2017 at 09:22 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Godox AA speedlights vs lithium speedlights


The speedlight manages bursts by only using part of the capacitor charge at lower power settings. I don't think you'll see an improvement w/ lithium batteries.

I've run my SB800 with an external lithium pack and saw no notable gains in FPS capability.



Apr 06, 2017 at 10:47 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Godox AA speedlights vs lithium speedlights


This review has some good information about this.


Apr 07, 2017 at 12:06 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Godox AA speedlights vs lithium speedlights


Thanks for the info guys. I guess I'll be sticking with my AA speedlights as I rarely fire them of at more than 1/4 power.


Apr 07, 2017 at 07:55 AM







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