Don't you hate it when....

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    You have the lighting/umbrellas just right, the baby is sitting up and smiling, the shot is picture perfect, and....

    Your stupid eneloops die in your YN560. So you scramble to replace them while the baby is still happy but then the tears come and the shot is ruined...for the time being.

    Don't you just hate that? :mrgreen::mrgreen:


     
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    :thumbup:

    It always my Cacti man... those things eat batteries twice as fast my speedlights, and they always die when I'm not expecting it.
     
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    I wish I could account for the death of my key light with adjustments in LR3, but I don't think it will work. I guess I could take them "as is" and just call them low key shots. :sexywink:
     
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    That's the one problem with Eneloop batteries. Because they have a good 'shelf life', people tend not to charge them up before using them.
     
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    Pixel Battery Packs = problem solved (then, of course because it lasts for aaaages you won't charge any of it up for soo long you forget where you keep the charger)!
     
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    I love the eneloops though, its the person controlling my charger at fault whenever I have trouble with them [​IMG]
     
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    FYI
    Energizer now has NiMH batteries with a much longer shelf life than the older NiMH ones. They also have a higher capacity than Eneloops (2450 mah vs 2000 mah)

    I bought a couple 4-packs, on sale for $13.
     
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    Yeah, no doubt I'm at fault. I hadn't used them recently and thought they were good to go. My bad. At least this wasn't a paid gig--it was just a photo op of my kid on her 1st birthday, but still....
     
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    I use Duracell's version of this product, 2450mAh NiMH, and they do amazingly well for the price. A few hundred half power pops out of my LP160s over 4 to 5 hours easily.

    It's the AAAs in my transceivers that bug me... I like that the Cacti are small, but they'd be so much better with AAs.
     
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    The one thing I don't like about my Cyber Sync trigger set, is that the transmitter uses a 'CR2450 lithium coin cell battery'.
     
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    You should carry extra batteries...even some non rechargeables can save your behind.
     
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