shoe mount flash with external extra powersupply

Started Apr 26, 2010 | Discussions thread
slowhands Veteran Member • Posts: 5,470
Re: shoe mount flash with external extra powersupply

I just shot two college graduations with d70s, Metz "potato masher", and external NiCad RC hobbiest 7.4v battery pack... 1200 shots and no recycling issues....(about 350 on Friday, and about 750 on Sat)... of course distance, ISO, (and power levels) were optimized to insure ability of the gear to cover the gig. (and spare was at my feet just in case)

Years ago, I use a very similar NoCad RC battery pack as an external power source for my Panasonic FZ10... Homebrew DIY parts from Radio Shack.

The FZ10 is long gone, but the NiCad pack is still in use powering (overpowering) other battery flashes with DIY battery eliminators (4x Dowel + contacts to replace the AA batteries, and a cable to the NiCad)

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