2-3X faster flash recycle with low-discharge NiMH

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Leonghwee Regular Member • Posts: 271
2-3X faster flash recycle with low-discharge NiMH

Unscientific test of flash recycle time on a FL-36 with the following batteries. Batteries are all freshly charged. Test condition was a completely dark bedroom.

Sanyo 2700mAh = about 5 to 6 seconds
Sanyo Eneloop 2000mAh = about 2 seconds
Ultralast (Uniross) Hybrios 2000mAh = about 2 seconds

I have to say I am very happy with the Eneloops and Hybrios; they have transformed the FL-36 for me. I can actually hear a difference in the sound the FL-36 makes as it recharges; with the Eneloops and Hybrios, it was a much higher pitch sound and it was done in 2 seconds.

I can bid goodbye to those awkward periods where my subject(s) wait (impatiently) between shots as the flash recharges.

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