AA batteries no longer the trend?

Started Oct 31, 2011 | Discussions thread
Joseph S Wisniewski Forum Pro • Posts: 34,141
Gasoline, pizza, Li-Ion packs, and AA cells...

lanef wrote:

Still the trend to me in my flash gun.

Indeed.

There are several items that I need for a successful commercial shoot. Many of them, like the lenses and tripods either require no power, or draw it from another device. However, there are four very critical power sources, and all are incompatible.

  • Camera - runs on a rechargeable Li-Ion battery pack from 10-25 W-H, sufficient for one job.

  • Flash - runs on AA NiMH cells, 10 W-H in a set of four, typically 8 sets (80 W-H) sufficient for one job.

  • Car - runs on gasoline, 4 gallons, each gallon yielding 121 MJ of energy, or 130,000 W-H, round trip transportation for one job.

  • Photographer - runs on pizza, cookies, tea, submarine sandwiches, bananas, etc. some 2000 calories per day, equivalent to 8.4 MJ of energy, or 2,300 W-H.

Why the heck don't the manufacturers fix this. I tell you, it's some sort conspiracy to get me to buy all these incompatible and proprietary power sources. The camera can't run on the gasoline, the AA NiMH cells, or the pizza.

Dang it, everything should be able to run on pizza. One power source, and that's it. Compatible with everything, availaible everywhere, and it can be made by small, independent companies or large, international megacorporations.

Seriously, we should all boycott Sony, Nikon, Sony, Canon, Sony, Pentax, Sony, Metz, Sony, Sunpak, Sony, Quantum, Sony, Ford, Sony, Toyota, Sony, Volkswagen, and especially, Sony, until they deliver what absolutely all photographers, everywhere, want more than anything else

Pizza powered cameras, flash units, and cars.

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