Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Cameras, lenses and system accessories > Accessory talk > Flash

Flash FL-related discussions can be found here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 26th April 2018
snag2000 snag2000 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 333
Thanks: 3
Thanked 58 Times in 31 Posts
Likes: 13
Liked 66 Times in 22 Posts
What batteries to buy for a flash?

I've just about made up my mind to get a Godox TT685O and the radio trigger - but obviously I'll be needing some batteries to power it.

I know everyone swears by Eneloops - are they the best choice, or would something else do as well (I don't anticipate being more than an occasional flash user)? And if it's to be Eneloops, are the regular ones okay, or should it be the Pro ones with the higher power rating?

And what charger should one buy?

I thought choosing the flash would be the hard part...

Thanks for any input.
Mike
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 26th April 2018
Jim Ford Jim Ford is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Watford, Herts..
Posts: 6,377
Thanks: 286
Thanked 468 Times in 402 Posts
Likes: 1,778
Liked 1,050 Times in 688 Posts
Re: What batteries to buy for a flash?

I use lithium non rechargeables in my FL50. They're considerable lighter than others and have a long life with a good output.

Jim
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 27th April 2018
alfbranch's Avatar
alfbranch alfbranch is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Whitehaven Cumbria
Posts: 6,180
Thanks: 1,474
Thanked 747 Times in 709 Posts
Likes: 984
Liked 2,180 Times in 794 Posts
Re: What batteries to buy for a flash?

I am very happy with my Eneloops
__________________
OMD E-M1 OMD E-M5II MMF3 12-40 pro 12-50 EZ 14-42 EZ 9-18 f4.0 -5.6 40 -150f4-f5.6 R 60mm f2.8 macro Sigma 105 f2.8 macro Holga 60mm plastic Holga pinhole lens lens and a XZ-1 Olympus - 35 SP Trip 35 Pen EEs OM2sp

I nice view does not mean a good photograph. My FLickr

Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
Paul19 (6th May 2018), Ross the fiddler (30th April 2018)
  #4  
Old 27th April 2018
Shaw's Avatar
Shaw Shaw is offline
Senior
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Howe o' the Mearns, Aberdeenshire
Posts: 927
Thanks: 184
Thanked 143 Times in 88 Posts
Likes: 313
Liked 100 Times in 40 Posts
Re: What batteries to buy for a flash?

This article suggests that IKEA batteries are re-branded eneloop, and they are less than 6 for a pack of 4.

https://petapixel.com/2018/02/16/ene...eid=fb9d81c160
__________________
Stewart

Visit my website http://dryplaid.zenfolio.com/

Olympus: E-M1 + HLD-7 | PEN-F + ECG-4 | XZ-1 | EE-1 Dot Sight Lumix: G9 | LX100 Nissin: i40
Zuiko: 40-150 Pro + MC-14 | 12-100 Pro | 7-14 Pro | 17 | 45 | 60 | OM 135 Leica: 100-400 | 12-60 Samyang: 7.5 fisheye Tamron: 14-150
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Shaw For This Useful Post:
George Dorn (27th April 2018)
  #5  
Old 27th April 2018
Harold Gough Harold Gough is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Reading UK
Posts: 4,537
Thanks: 46
Thanked 621 Times in 585 Posts
Likes: 30
Liked 2,232 Times in 1,223 Posts
Re: What batteries to buy for a flash?

I use the higher-rated Eneloops and an "intelligent" charger.

Harold
__________________
The body is willing but the mind is weak.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
Ross the fiddler (30th April 2018)
  #6  
Old 27th April 2018
Shaw's Avatar
Shaw Shaw is offline
Senior
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Howe o' the Mearns, Aberdeenshire
Posts: 927
Thanks: 184
Thanked 143 Times in 88 Posts
Likes: 313
Liked 100 Times in 40 Posts
Re: What batteries to buy for a flash?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harold Gough View Post
I use the higher-rated Eneloops and an "intelligent" charger.

Harold
I use IKEA LADDA rated at 2450mAh, and cost 5.50 for a 4pack AA.

They also have LADDA rated at 1000mAh, and cost 2.90 for a 4pack AA.
__________________
Stewart

Visit my website http://dryplaid.zenfolio.com/

Olympus: E-M1 + HLD-7 | PEN-F + ECG-4 | XZ-1 | EE-1 Dot Sight Lumix: G9 | LX100 Nissin: i40
Zuiko: 40-150 Pro + MC-14 | 12-100 Pro | 7-14 Pro | 17 | 45 | 60 | OM 135 Leica: 100-400 | 12-60 Samyang: 7.5 fisheye Tamron: 14-150
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
MJ224 (27th April 2018)
  #7  
Old 27th April 2018
MJ224's Avatar
MJ224 MJ224 is online now
Full member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Carmarthenshire
Posts: 8,450
Thanks: 527
Thanked 421 Times in 398 Posts
Likes: 3,877
Liked 1,920 Times in 984 Posts
Re: What batteries to buy for a flash?

Might just call in at Ikea today and buy a pack, of the high power ones.....

Thanks for that......
__________________
My Sailing Page

My Flickr
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 29th April 2018
snag2000 snag2000 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 333
Thanks: 3
Thanked 58 Times in 31 Posts
Likes: 13
Liked 66 Times in 22 Posts
Re: What batteries to buy for a flash?

Thanks - I'll maybe try out the Ikea ones and see how I get on. I just have to brave a trip to Ikea...

Cheers
Mike
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 29th April 2018
RobEW RobEW is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Nottingham
Posts: 1,276
Thanks: 127
Thanked 39 Times in 37 Posts
Likes: 737
Liked 107 Times in 73 Posts
Re: What batteries to buy for a flash?

Maplin (in receivership) are selling off everything half price at the mo - in our local store at least. I bought some Eneloops yesterday.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 29th April 2018
Keith-369 Keith-369 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: North West England
Posts: 521
Thanks: 7
Thanked 74 Times in 66 Posts
Likes: 179
Liked 207 Times in 115 Posts
Re: What batteries to buy for a flash?

Quote:
Originally Posted by RobEW View Post
Maplin (in receivership) are selling off everything half price at the mo - in our local store at least. I bought some Eneloops yesterday.
In all fairness, if it's half price in Maplin, it's normal price everywhere else.

A long time ago, Maplin used to be an amazing company, selling at the best prices and delivering the best value. They decided to go into retail shops and eventually became quite expensive. Now we see the result.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
MJ224 (30th April 2018)
  #11  
Old 30th April 2018
MJ224's Avatar
MJ224 MJ224 is online now
Full member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Carmarthenshire
Posts: 8,450
Thanks: 527
Thanked 421 Times in 398 Posts
Likes: 3,877
Liked 1,920 Times in 984 Posts
Re: What batteries to buy for a flash?

Not sure who will/might fill their retail gap. Suppose it will be internet based sales from now on.................
__________________
My Sailing Page

My Flickr
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 30th April 2018
MJ224's Avatar
MJ224 MJ224 is online now
Full member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Carmarthenshire
Posts: 8,450
Thanks: 527
Thanked 421 Times in 398 Posts
Likes: 3,877
Liked 1,920 Times in 984 Posts
Re: What batteries to buy for a flash?

The Enelope and now perhaps the LADDA batteries claim to fame is that they keep their charge for much longer periods than most other rechargeables..........
__________________
My Sailing Page

My Flickr
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 1st May 2018
bassman bassman is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 253
Thanks: 69
Thanked 29 Times in 27 Posts
Likes: 120
Liked 22 Times in 16 Posts
Re: What batteries to buy for a flash?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnheatingman View Post
There's nothing wrong with 7 DayShop own brand AA NiMH High Performance Rechargeable Batteries 2500mAh - 4 Pack for 5.69 including delivery.

John
Been using their 2900mAh batteries and lcd fast charger. Had these a few years, been fantastic and still performing faultlessly. Still available, charger updated version of the one I purchased.


https://www.7dayshop.com/products/7d...s-wh2-ds-145b2



Mark
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 2nd May 2018
raichea raichea is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 581
Thanks: 78
Thanked 98 Times in 80 Posts
Likes: 90
Liked 96 Times in 62 Posts
Re: What batteries to buy for a flash?

7dayshop's "Good to Go" range are similar to Eneloop in that they retain their charge for long periods. I've used them for some years and found them to hold charge for several months, maybe a year or more. Even Eneloops lose something like 15% charge over a year.

Packs of 4 come with a handy case, too...

https://www.7dayshop.com/products/7d...-7dayaagtg2100
__________________
Steve
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Batteries for OMD EM5 Rooky007 Accessory talk 21 16th March 2013 01:54 PM
Batteries for the Olympus FL-600R flash Loup Garou Flash 3 11th September 2012 05:17 AM
For sale VF-3, flash, batteries & charger for Oly m4/3 Kiwi Paul For sale or wanted small ads 3 23rd November 2011 11:31 AM
Off camera flash and alternate flash units (speedlights) to the FL's theMusicMan Flash 5 18th September 2010 07:01 PM
AA batteries Paulpp Olympus E-3 56 9th August 2008 06:33 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:18 PM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2018, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger