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3rd party flash battery packs - canon

Overread 9 4.1k 19 England
6 Feb 2011 11:27PM
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 Wink

So has anyone any direct experience of these?

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11 Feb 2011 2:06AM
Canon battery 150 pounds, I think it's too expensive
Overread 9 4.1k 19 England
11 Feb 2011 8:19PM
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 Wink).

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