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    Default What's your flash recharge time with freshly charged NiMH?

    tested two flashes by firing using manual mode and timing the duration before the flash ready light lits up:

    Nikon SB24: 6s
    Metz 32Z-1: 3s

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    What kinds of batteries are recommended for a faster flash cycle?

    I'm using a 420EX for my Canon G1 and I notice that it'll take about 2 seconds for the flash to be ready if I use the Energizer e square Titanium batteries.
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    hmm... 2 seconds to be ready, as in when you turn it on or after firing the full flash in manual mode? For the more common batteries, I think Lithium ones have the fastest recharge times, followed bi NiMH/NiCD and alkalines.
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    SB-80Dx

    1850 mAH Sanyo NiMH 3.93 seconds on full power to ready light after a full power discharge.

    1000 mAH Unbranded NiCad 3.87 seconds on full power to ready light after a full power discharge.

    Metz 60 CT4 - sub 3 seconds on full power with external SLA battery pack (10 Ah)

    Sunpak 522 - 4.5 seconds with SLA pack as per the Metz.

    All batteries freshly charged when tested.
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