Monday, September 03, 2007

Strobist: Feed Your Flash Ni-MH's

Earlier today, David of Strobist fame posted about an interesting topic. We all typically use standard Duracell or Duracell Ultra batteries in our flashes and other AA battery-requiring equipment. These do get expensive very quickly.

Oddly enough, Alkaline AA's have a higher voltage but lower current. Conversely, Ni-MH cells have a lower voltage but a higher current. This means that the Ni-MH cells allow your flash to recharge more quickly. Following David's advice, I think I will make a trip to Wal-Mart. It is worth your time to go and read his original post.