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Ok so I've got both a 580EX2 and an MT-24ex flash units and I was wondering about using the external battery packs to give me a faster recycling rate (mostly on the twinflash) so that I've got a better chance of doing handheld focus stacks for my macro work (so short bursts I know full well I can't do long bursts because it will overheat the flash).
However canon's own brand battery pack sits at £155.99 in price whilst ebay lists several far further down in the £20-40 price bracket. So I'm wondering if this is case that these 3rd party options are cheaper because they'll melt/cook/break something in my setup or because canon like to put a £100 price on their Canon name
So has anyone any direct experience of these?
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Canon battery 150 pounds, I think it's too expensive
Aye and it appears that the Pixel TD-381 is an alternative that costs far less and yet offers not just similar, but improved performance of the canon battery pack. From what I can see reading around the Pixel offers a faster recharge rate and the option of running on 4 or 8 batteries at once.
The only downside is that it makes a crackling sound reported by some, when in use (which combined with the whiiiiirziiiiit of my twinflash will probably convince everyone I'm some sort of walking bomb ).
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