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Old Aug 8, 2005, 10:51 PM   #1
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I have a pair of 2100mh and another ones of 2300, iconcepts brands. Not that good i think... the flash takes too much to reload, up to 10 seconds sometimes. Could it be the batteries? Would the flash recharge time improve if i buy good batteries and charger, like the nikon original ones? or should i buy another camera? Because i can wait THAT long... and im getting tempted by a Kodak 7350 :blah:
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Old Aug 9, 2005, 12:55 AM   #2
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I doubt the batteries would make a big difference.
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Old Aug 9, 2005, 9:58 AM   #3
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Even if I buy one of these new ones CR3 recheargable batteries? still won´t make a difference? :sad:

So then, i´ll just have to save for another camera...
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Old Aug 9, 2005, 11:15 AM   #4
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Are you talking about a built-in flash on the camera or an external flash? If it is an external flash, fully charged NiCd will give the maximum current. However, NiCd batteries have some serious drawbacks such as memory, short life between charges.
The mah rating of a battery represents how much charge the battery can hold, not how much power it can deliver. I think the best solution is good quality alkaline batteries such as Duracell, Energizer, etc. I think there are some batteries in these lines designed specifically for photoflash usage. They deliver higher current (not mah) than normal batteries.

Check with your camera store or if you have a "Batteries Plus" store in your area, check there. That reminds me, I need to go the Batteries Plus and get a new battery for my remote entry transmitter for my car.

Good luck.

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Old Sep 17, 2005, 12:05 PM   #5
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A few comments aboutchoosing different batteries.

http://www.e-digicam.com/static_batteries.aspx
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Old Sep 22, 2005, 12:56 AM   #6
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As you run the batteries down there is insufficient power too run the osciillator in the flash. It is like a torch as the batteries go flat the bulb goes dimmer.
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