View Poll Results: Select the best rechargeable battery brand

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  • GP

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  • Sanyo

    250 65.79%
  • Energizer

    25 6.58%
  • Sony

    17 4.47%
  • Duracell

    2 0.53%
  • Panasonic

    3 0.79%
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  1. #61

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    using maha C801-D with imedions 2000mAh and Eneloops 2000mAh. all going very well.
    can consider the new 2400mAh imedions as well

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    Sanyo Eneloop....

  3. #63

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    I am planning to buy rechargable battery. Sanyo eneloop tones (8pcs) is retailing at $49.90. MAHA 2400mAH IMEDION 4XAA x 2 going for $18 x 2 = $36. Difference of $13.90. about 38.6% premium for sanyo.

    I had found conflicting reports on the internet.
    http://www.calvinstudio.net/?p=472
    http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...d.php?t=677074
    These reports are based on old model of batteries.

    I would like you to do a simple test. Take out your flash and fire at full power and count the no. of seconds before the red light comes on again. Please state your

    Model name of battery flash model/guide number no. of seconds
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    sanyo reference :- http://www.eneloop.com.sg/products/battery.html
    maha :- 2400mAH IMEDION, 2100mAH IMEDION, 2700mAh Powerex

    Thanks.
    Last edited by CasualSnaper; 7th July 2010 at 06:47 PM.

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    thought of buying the sanyo eneloop 2hr quick charge.

    shd i go for that??

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    Casualsnaper,

    Both reports show the eneloop to be faster than imedion in the first few hundred burst, isn't it?

  6. #66

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    Too bad my flash minimum recycling time at M1/1 is 4 secs.

    4 Eneloop (based on nikon manual) on 1 SB900 is 2.3 sec.

    4 Eneloop on 1 SB28 = ?

    4 secs is not usable. i have to use 2 SB28 at half power

    Does Eneloop (premium price) make a difference over Imedion in my case (SB28) ?
    Last edited by CasualSnaper; 8th July 2010 at 06:00 PM.

  7. #67

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewbieInCS View Post
    Casualsnaper,

    Both reports show the eneloop to be faster than imedion in the first few hundred burst, isn't it?
    It does show that eneloop is faster in the beginning, but towards the later part, imedion is faster. How can these two results be so inconsistent ?

  8. #68

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    The voltage retention in http://www.stefanv.com/electronics/l...discharge.html
    and super voltage battery in http://strobist.blogspot.com/2010/01...=1263411830097 confirm that voltage is important in recycling time. Dave Black used eneloop and nikon SB900 manual indicated eneloop. Therefore, i placed my order for 8pcs rainbow tones with the ebay guy. He said delivery before 5pm today. By the way, OP increased price to $45 on the phone. Delivery at 6pm.
    Last edited by CasualSnaper; 8th July 2010 at 06:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CasualSnaper View Post
    It does show that eneloop is faster in the beginning, but towards the later part, imedion is faster. How can these two results be so inconsistent ?
    Maybe because the power output of the flash was different for the two test? One was done at 1/4 power, the other at? Voltage matters of course, but what makes the difference between most 1.2v batt is not the norminal voltage, but the voltage under load. Voltage of some lousy batteries can really drop under load.

    I have been thinking of trying the 1.6v nizn, but have read quite a few horror story online, where the flash burn out, not because of thermal, but because of the high voltage even when recycling the flash, especially when fresh off the charger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xmysticalzx View Post
    thought of buying the sanyo eneloop 2hr quick charge.

    shd i go for that??
    any suggestions??

  11. #71

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewbieInCS View Post
    Maybe because the power output of the flash was different for the two test? One was done at 1/4 power, the other at? Voltage matters of course, but what makes the difference between most 1.2v batt is not the norminal voltage, but the voltage under load. Voltage of some lousy batteries can really drop under load.

    I have been thinking of trying the 1.6v nizn, but have read quite a few horror story online, where the flash burn out, not because of thermal, but because of the high voltage even when recycling the flash, especially when fresh off the charger.
    you are right about the power, because top end d900 can recycle at 2.3 sec, how can it pop 60 times per minute in http://www.calvinstudio.net/?p=472

    i dont think my flash could pop 100 time at full power at fast pace.

    camping here to wait for 1.5volt battery.
    Last edited by CasualSnaper; 9th July 2010 at 01:46 PM.
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  12. #72

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    I can refer sony and duracell rechargeable batteries.
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    just wanna share a good lobang.... http://www.focalprice.com/EB090L/BTY...ery_4Pack.html

    about US$5 for a pack of 4.... 2500mah....

    i had bought some items from them before... shipping is free... and delivery takes about 10wkdays..
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  14. #74

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    I have used MAHA 2500 in the past.

    I have since replaced them with SONY 2700mh, SANYO 2700mh and GP 2700mh.

    Generally all perform the same. Though i feel the Sony ones keep the charge longer.

  15. #75

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    sony 'cycle energy' battery (2000mah) is oem from sanyo

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunxi View Post
    sony 'cycle energy' battery (2000mah) is oem from sanyo
    sony!! im also using sony at the moment but seemed like sony is not among the majority brands here.

  17. #77

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    Sanyo eneloop batteries for me!!! Recycling time is fast and it last longer than other brands!
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    Have a dozen of AA size GP ReCyko+.
    D700 * 70-200 F/2.8 VRII * 24-120 F/4 * 50 F/1.4G * SB900
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    support local business!
    http://www.ardenmktg.com/rechargeabl...-batteries?p=1

    4pc eneloops is $15 + delivery (about $1-$3).
    Coloured ones should be 30-ish.
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    support local business!
    http://www.ardenmktg.com/rechargeabl...-batteries?p=1

    4pc eneloops is $15 + delivery (about $1-$3).
    Coloured ones should be 30-ish.

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