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  1. fotoian

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    I just purchased a 420 ex and used it for the first time today ony my 20D and noticed it took a while for the pilot light to turn on and i hd to wait 2-3 minuets before i could take the picture, Is this normal or am i doing something wrong.

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    Fresh/fully charged batteries? I have the 430 I think...it is like that when the batteries are running low
     
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    ok, thanks ill check em out
     
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    Definitely sounds like dead batteries.
     
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    Batteries only last ... like 400 flashes too. I got a recharger and 2 sets of rechargeable batteries. Will be quite a money saver.
     
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    I dunno what size batteries it takes, But energizer makes a 15 min charger with 4 AA batteries. I think its like $25
     
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    thanks ill look around
     
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    27 dollars at walmart, we we want to be specific. i have that charger and it works great except that the batteries get really hot, but i'tll charge any rechargable battery as far as i know.
     
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    Try and avoid getting the fast chargers -- they shorten the life of your rechargables. Only use when you NEED a fast charge.
     
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    Get Eneloops by Sanyo, or the Ray O Vac "Hybrids" much better than the Energizer rechargables. They are "low self discharge" cells, Meaning after a year of no use, they will still retain 85% of the charge, where the Energizers will be dead as a doornail.
     

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