alkaline vs. Li

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  1. Rifleman1776

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    I posted this elsewhere but didn't get responses. Maybe here will be more productive. I would appreciate feedback.


    I am new here, but I did try a search before posting this question.
    From the experience of those here:
    Are Li batteries really worth the extra cost?
    e.g. alkalines cost about fifty cents each, Li cost about $2.50 each.
    Do the Li last five times, or more, longer in everyday use in a digi cam?
    My digi cam is a mid-range type, Sony DSC-H2.
    BTW, I am not looking for laboratory reports or manufacturers claims. What I want, and what I think we all need, is actual field use experience.
    Thanks, Frank
     
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    I use Energizer lithium batteries, and the last forever. In my speedlights, grip everything. Also have a faster recycle time, and enable me to shoot at a higher frame rate.
     
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    The fact that you can recharge them hundreds of times should answer your questions, plus I've seen gear that advised against alkaline batteries...

    Li batteries last forever in my speedlight. I just keep a spare set of 4 in my bag, and charge them in rotation.
     
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    li batteries don't build a memory like alkaline do. so you can recharge right after a shoot and just keep going till the batteries acctually do die. i've had mine last for months on the same charge for at least a month / month and a half in horid conditions.
     
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    I think you're thinking of Ni-Cd, as you can't recharge alkaline batteries, so thee is no chance to build a memory. They are throw-aways.
     
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    i prob am, but they do have recharable alkaline
     
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    i don't think they are for photo, unless the camera comes with them. but i do agree with you that they are few and far between.
     

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