A&P how long are a set of regular Duracell AA's going to work in my 420EX flash?

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  1. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    apparently my rechargables are taking a dump, and aren't lasting very long. i'm leaving at 6am tomorrow for Vegas, and will need batteries for the flash for a buddies wedding.

    are they going to last long at all? is it even worth running to the store tonight to pick up a bunch?
     
  2. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    when i say "regular" i mean "regular 'ol alkalines". not rechargables.
     
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    Drug stores are usually open regular hours today, hop your ass on over to one and pick up a few sets of rechargeables. It's your buddy's wedding, not a "I was bored so I went out to the park" shoot. Don't be cheap son.
     
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    IME rechargables normally take a couple of cycles to see reasonable capacity, so get a set of alkalines as backup either way.
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    i have two sets of rechargables which should be just fine. i picked up a giant set of duracell's just for kicks.

    i'm not the 'official photographer' or anything, just bringing the camera along for kicks.
     
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    im like the antitesis of what that guy says, but since I do a lot of off camera flash shooting I pretty much have to. I have an 8 battery charger and 16 double A batteries, so when im low on shooting I just swap one set for the other..so far its working great.
     

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