Can anybody recomend a good quality battery rechaging station for AA batteries, and what AA they find the best. I am only part using so many duracells, it is a waste. I need something that plays well with lots of flash pops.
eneloop AA´s and a MAHA charger (with break in and other functions).
i have these two:
i use only sanyo eneloop and XX today.
they may not hold the most pops per charge...but they drain only 10%-20% a year.
so you can store away charged batterys.
I've used the Uniross Hybrio batteries, which is an equivalent battery to the Eneloops but I've found they lasted very charges before dying completely. In the early days I used a rapid sprint charger that charges in 15 minutes and it could be this was wrecking them. Now I'm using a Technoline BL700 known in the US as a La Crosse BC-700 I understand. My practice now is to discharge and recharge each time on the slowest setting, so it takes the best part of two days but it's very gentle and shouldn't harm them. The trick is to have a dozen sets so you are never without batteries.
I've also just bought a few sets of the Eneloops because they seem to get overwhelmingly positive feedback. If you are able to charge a battery and use it immediately without storage consider trying one of the high Mah batteries from Uniross or Duracell that will give you more flash pops in a single session. The downside is that if you leave them in your camera bag for a few weeks there is a chance they'll be dead when you need them.
Adm. Linda and I were going through a lot of batteries in a day of diving (8 AAs in her flashes, 2 Nikon propriatary packs in mine, 16 C-cells in the dive lights). We three Maha M808 chargers which will each do eight AAA/AA/C/D cells (and a Nikon charger). If you are just doing AAs, Maha M801. The Maha M801 is a good choice if you are just doing AAA/AA. The Maha C9000 analyzer is an interesting toy, but I don't use mine much.
Battery brands are Maha and some Eneloops that I use in things that sit like GPS. We have two full sets so one set can be charging while the other is diving. We get about 150-200 dive days out of a set.
In the US, thomasdistributing.com is a good source.
I must admit it's not the most obvious place to post a question about rechargeable batteries but it's a subject that many photographers who use Lightroom will have considered at some stage and the poster is new so I wasn't about to kick up a fuss.
I take it this is just about LR not Photography? Seems we have a few pedants on site who get pleasure from pointing out others mistakes. I hope you are as perfect as you obviously think you are.
I hope you are as perfect as you obviously think you are.
Well, it's a Lightroom forum, that was my point. Why don't we discuss tripods and good hiking spots on here too? Why not movies and sports?
Eneloops here. You can get them for a reasonable price from either eBay or Amazon. For a good charger, check out Thomas Distributing online.
PS - As to how this relates to Lightroom, if I didn't have strong, dependable batteries for my flash units, I would have to work a lot harder in Lightroom, and post a lot more questions about how to fill hopelessly under-exposed shadows, etc.