Speedlight batteries. Which ones?

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  1. OGsPhotography

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    I just went with some eneloops, they have a little more power and jold a charge? Was using enegizer.
    Is there another battery I shkuld be looking at. Im thinking of the battery packs now also, for my YN560s.


     

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    I have had great results from Duracell Rechargeable NiMH 2500 mAh. No complaint whatsoever!
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    Which energizers were you using?
    The green top (1300 mAh) ones or the all silver (2300 mAh ) ones ?
    I use the all silver ones in my flashes and the green top ones in the triggers and other low power usage accessories. I normally just buy from local stores so I've never tried eneloop yet.
     
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    Green 1300s.

    I thought I saw a 5000 mah at a photog store but I may be mistaken.

    Thanks!
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    Be careful of various batteries output numbers
    There's been many threads here in the past debunking some super cheap though aparently high output batteries as scams.
     
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    Depends, If you are an occasional flash user get the eneloops, they hold a charge a long time. If you are an every day all day long user, get the best quality highest mah you can find. More flashes per use and you will be recharging them daily.
     
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    I've tried many different types over the years and in my speedlights now I use Eneloop by Panasonic, been by far the most reliable in my speedlights, I'm also reasonably happy with the Amazon Basics rechargebles as well.

    I find the eneloops hold a good charge and have a decent recycle time in flash.
     
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    Eneloop pros on the way, 2550 ma, says it can hold up to 85% for a year...

    Looking at the SF-18 Yongnuo, packed with eneloops, should be good to run a key light strong.

    No sense having a shoot fail over batteries.

    Thanks all.
    OG
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    Looks like Energizer now has a 2500 mAh battery too

    Ahem!
     
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    I'm a big fan of Eneloops. Depending on which speedlight you're using, you might be able to power it externally. I use the Bolt Cyclones to power my Nikon SB-910's.
     
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    I get whatever Costco happens to be selling.
    They're not that different from each other.
     

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