Newbie Question: Alternative brand Battery Pack to Canon CP-E4 Compact Battery Pack?

Started Sep 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
gisle
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Re: There are more than one way to skin a cat
In reply to plevyadophy, Sep 14, 2012

plevyadophy wrote:

With regard to the YongNuo inverter packs, what issues does it have?

I monitor a lot of net-groups frequented by flash-users, and while somebody of course always gripes about something, the reports about "issues" with the YongNuo inverter packs are well above average - this goes for both the Canon and Nikon versions, but the Nikon version seems to be more problematic than the Canon version.

Here are some links:

"I have 2 out of 2 that have failed so far. I suggest another product. Failure of External Flash Light Battery Pack for Canon 580EX 550EX Purchased from EBay Seller hkyongnuophotoequipment."
Source: http://www.flickr.com/groups/strobist/discuss/72157617485141575/page2/

"The YN fried itself with minimal use, and reverse polarised (stuffed up) 2 sets of batteries. "
Source: http://www.flickr.com/groups/strobist/discuss/72157630181020180/

"Needs to use both power socket and Sync socket. Will not allow a trigger to fire it from the hotshoe, so not a good choice for Strobists. No way to hook a PW up either."
Source: http://www.flickr.com/groups/strobist/discuss/72157617485141575/

And do you know of a reliable source of info on these packs, perhaps someone who has done a comparative review.

I haven't seen a real review of these. And I must admit that I haven't tested them myself. I considered them some time ago and decided not to buy them because of the bad buzz on the net.
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