580EXII recycle time: 2 seconds ?!

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Edgard
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580EXII recycle time: 2 seconds ?!
Aug 10, 2009

Hi,

I've just purchased a Speedlite 580EXII and I'm noticing something weird with the recycle time. I'm using 2500mHa 1.2V Ni-MH Sony batteries and at full power it takes 2.2 sec. to recycle. I read it was about 6 seconds and perhaps I'm doing something wrong.

I set the flash on manual, full power 1:1 and I'm counting from the shutter release until the pilot lamp turns to red something between 2 and 2.5 seconds.

Edgard

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