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08-09-2012, 05:52 PM   #1
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AA Ni-Mh Batteries

I've been shooting on Nuon 3000mah Ni-Mh batteries for about 2 years now. These batteries are powerful!

However, I think they're dying... They only last for one photoshoot before I have to recharge. Whereas I could shoot for a month or 1500 photos on them before having to recharge.

What's your favorite AA rechargeable battery and why?

08-09-2012, 06:06 PM   #2
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Many of us will say Sanyo Eneloops. They discharge very slowly when not in use.
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Sanyo Eneloops. Because they last even when stored. At Adorama I get four of them for $10.95 sometimes with free shipping.

I have tried Energizer rechargeables but they don't keep well, and their charge doesn't last as long either. I've tried Rayovac rechargeables and they just don't last either. I suppose there will be other members who will say both of the above work fine for them, they just don't for me.
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Sanyo Eneloops. This has been discussed, debated and argued for years and in the end, just buy the Eneloops and never look back. When I bought the k-x I bought 4 sets of rechargeables. 3 were recognizable name brands available at all major stores, the other was a set of Eneloops. The three name brand ones are long gone. The Eneloops just keep on going. I now have 4 sets of Eneloops for camera and flash.

Available at most internet retailers and of all places, Costco. I wish I needed more because Costco has them in colors! Wanted to pick up some in the worst way but the plain white ones I have just won't die.

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Agreed. Eneloops are definately the way to go. Also, get a good charger. I have a La Crosse BC-700. It charges at different rates (slow is best), Can be set to discharge fully before recharging, Has a refresh setting (which I use annually). Good batteries and a good, smart, charger equals great battery performance.
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The ENELOOP tech is great. There are many manufacturers of lsd (low-self-discharge) batteries now. You can save money if you buy another brand.
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Yeah, I see energizer, duracell, etc have come out with low-self-discharge versions of their own. Are they as good or better?
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There's a thread about this, sticked just near the top of this page :

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-camera-field-accessories/92821-bat...-take-aas.html

(And numerous threads everywhere on PF about AA batteries.)

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Sorry for the delay (university stuff) To report back, I got in the high capacity Eneloop XX. Needless to say, these batteries are lasting a whole lot longer! When I goto Germany, I can take comfort in Eneloop to keep me going.

Thanks!
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QuoteOriginally posted by chattphotos Quote
Sorry for the delay (university stuff) To report back, I got in the high capacity Eneloop XX. Needless to say, these batteries are lasting a whole lot longer! When I goto Germany, I can take comfort in Eneloop to keep me going.

Thanks!
Good choice, they should serve you well.
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the eleloop xx are more powerful than I thought
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