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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Best AA Rechargeable Batteries for Speedlight Flash (Nikon SB-900 SB-700 Canon 580EX 430EX)

No matter what Speedlight flash you're using, batteries are an important consideration.

Whether you're shooting with a Nikon SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, or SB-600, or a Canon 580 EX version I or II or 430 EX version I or II, or any of the Sony, Pentax, Metz or other Speedlight flashes, you'll get better performance using better batteries.

There's lots of talk on many forums about what AA rechargeable batteries are the best to use. I've used quite a few brands over the years, but for the last few years, Eneloops have been my favourite.

Here's why...


Roël said...

Hey Matt,

I own about 60 Eneloop batteries and they are fantastic. I use them everywhere I need AA batteries. I love that they are slow to discharge and I even have some 4 year old batteries that are still going strong.

Thanks for the post... good info!

Michael Curtis said...

What chargers do you guys use. What's the recharge time?

Matt Ballard said...

@Michael - I use the Maha MH-C9000 Wizard One and the MH-C800S Eight Cell Smart Charger. LOVE the Maha chargers!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the information, I helped me to decide to buy the Eneloops.
There is a Eneloop batery "XX powered by eneloop" (2500 mAh), have you ever tested it?