Will Crockett made a in-depth video about rechargeable batteries. Believe it or not I’ve not used rechargeable batteries in years. I’ve been using disposable ones I would pick up at a big chain or a drug store when in a pinch. I’ve tried new battery tech and often they did not work as I thought they would providing slow recharge and fast discharge so using them in a flash was not good. Nothing like having batteries die out mid-shoot!
On the Miami People issue project I shot over the summer I went through two fresh sets (8, AA) for each shoot. I decided to use disposable’s because I’ve not found a good rechargeable battery in years.
Doing some quick math that’s 33 shoots X 8 AA batteries = 264 batteries! So 264 batteries X $.85 = $224.40…ugh I could have purchased another flash for the prices of my batteries alone not to mention I could be helping the environment.
Photographers can save serious money, get more performance from their battery powered tools, and save the planet by using photography-specific rechargeable batteries.
This Real Life Review from hybrid photo “coach” to the pros, Will Crockett, reveals months of testing AA’s and AAA’s under typical situations for a photographer that points out the type and brands of tools you want, and which ones to stay away from.
Photo tools are different than flashlights and need different batteries. We have completed one of our Real Life tests, this time on AA rechargeable batteries, and we now have a super simple system for saving money on batteries that we want to share.
NiMH, Low Discharge, 2700 mah, what’s best for hybrid photographers flashes and LEDs? This video cuts right to the chase presented by the chief tech adviser to shootsmarter and discovermirrorless.