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Batteries and Chargers

By  Sep 22, 2009

Topics: Digital Photography

Question: You use a lot of the small flashes - I'm curious to know what are the batteries and charger you use. Any recommendations? Also, how often you renew the batteries? Do you have spare batteries always ready when shooting?

Answer: We use Powerex AA 2700mAh NiMH Rechargeable Batteries, and have had very good luck with them.  Prior to this, we were using the Energizer rechargeables, and they seemed to fry pretty quickly.  We also use Powerex chargers and the Powerex Eight Cell 1-Hr PRO AA Charger in particular.  If you click the equipment page on our blog, the batteries/chargers are listed there.

A few important things to look for when using rechargables are a good charger (one that independently charges each battery) and the battery capacity.

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