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TSdancingmonkey11
post Aug 27 2009, 09:33 PM, updated 11y ago

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hey fellas , i need help . can anyone please tell me where i can get GP rechargable batteries that are umm not so expensive and have good power for my flash unit THX biggrin.gif
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is it hard to find GP batteries at your place?

why not try other brands... like MAHA. not that expensive and comes with battery case.
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post Aug 27 2009, 09:47 PM

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QUOTE(soulfly @ Aug 27 2009, 09:43 PM)
is it hard to find GP batteries at your place?
why not try other brands... like MAHA. not that expensive and comes with battery case.
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post Aug 27 2009, 09:54 PM

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GP sucks.
Performance drop after 5-6 mths.
After 12 mths, mostly 'kaput'.
TSdancingmonkey11
post Aug 27 2009, 10:13 PM

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OOO like that ah , is MAHA any good ?
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QUOTE(scorgio @ Aug 27 2009, 09:54 PM)
GP sucks.
Performance drop after 5-6 mths.
After 12 mths, mostly 'kaput'.
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I'd recommend Eneloop. icon_rolleyes.gif
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post Aug 27 2009, 11:12 PM

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but isnt Eneloop abit costly ?
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post Aug 27 2009, 11:30 PM

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get the Recyko batts if you dont plan on using it much
it retains charge like normal batteries.
89 bucks for 4 pcs with charger. not too bad la
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QUOTE(dancingmonkey11 @ Aug 27 2009, 10:13 PM)
OOO like that ah , is MAHA any good ?
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MAHA Imedion cost less than RM50 for a pack of 4AAs, with battery case. Same concept with Sanyo Eneloop, but proven to be better performer (more shots per charge and better recycle rate).

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post Aug 27 2009, 11:45 PM

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Hello everyone...

how r u guys doing?

I would recommend maha (powerex) too for u...it will definitely suits every kind needs of urs...because it can stand the harsh and heavy use of speedlight.....

this is my own experience..i am a heavy user of speedlight (im using sb900)..meaning..i usually shoot rapid+continuously...and therefore..the battery never disappoints me...it last long!! apart from that...even i didnt use the batter for a week..its still containts 80-70% of its power.

now, i never hv any experience with GP batteries...so i don't know how strong it is..but before ths...ive used sony rechargeable batteries....at first i bought 4 of them...and oh my..how fast the juice dried...then i bought 4 more, followed by another 4 because they easily ran out of power

Do u know louis pang(he's one of the example)?..he's a pro photographer from malaysia..if u went to the last KLPF in midvalley, im sure u'll know him. take a look at this website
http://www.louispang.com/page/2/
..take a look at how many maha(powerex) recharegeble battery he&the other pro Mr. McNally own..remember..they're pro

Apart from that, the maha(powerex) battery charger have ths function where it can 'revive' the battery called conditioning....meaning..it will fully charge the battery...then deep-discharge and again recharge the batteries...

But in terms of "whether its expensive or not"..ill leave u to judge....

Thanks...im not a pro...but just sharing my experience..please don't condemned me..

thank u
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post Aug 28 2009, 12:11 AM

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QUOTE(DecaPix @ Aug 27 2009, 11:30 PM)
get the Recyko batts if you dont plan on using it much
it retains charge like normal batteries.
89 bucks for 4 pcs with charger. not too bad la
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ahhh icic okok ill think about it
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post Aug 28 2009, 12:14 AM

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QUOTE(soulfly @ Aug 27 2009, 11:37 PM)
MAHA Imedion cost less than RM50 for a pack of 4AAs, with battery case. Same concept with Sanyo Eneloop, but proven to be better performer (more shots per charge and better recycle rate).
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em..where can we buy tat battery ..i seldom saw this brand in tesco carrfour o..
or any one selling this battery?
cn drop me a pm??
tq biggrin.gif

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post Aug 28 2009, 12:15 AM

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QUOTE(soulfly @ Aug 27 2009, 11:37 PM)
MAHA Imedion cost less than RM50 for a pack of 4AAs, with battery case. Same concept with Sanyo Eneloop, but proven to be better performer (more shots per charge and better recycle rate).
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how powerfull isit ??
QUOTE(leoskyangel @ Aug 27 2009, 11:45 PM)
Hello everyone...

how r u guys doing?

I would recommend maha (powerex) too for u...it will definitely suits every kind needs of urs...because it can stand the harsh and heavy use of speedlight.....

this is my own experience..i am a heavy user of speedlight (im using sb900)..meaning..i usually shoot rapid+continuously...and therefore..the battery never disappoints me...it last long!! apart from that...even i didnt use the batter for a week..its still containts 80-70% of its power.

now, i never hv any experience with GP batteries...so i don't know how strong it is..but before ths...ive used sony rechargeable batteries....at first i bought 4 of them...and oh my..how fast the juice dried...then i bought 4 more, followed by another 4 because they easily ran out of power

Do u know louis pang(he's one of the example)?..he's a pro photographer from malaysia..if u went to the last KLPF in midvalley, im sure u'll know him. take a look at this website
http://www.louispang.com/page/2/
..take a look at how many maha(powerex) recharegeble battery he&the other pro Mr. McNally own..remember..they're pro

Apart from that, the maha(powerex) battery charger have ths function where it can 'revive' the battery called conditioning....meaning..it will fully charge the battery...then deep-discharge and again recharge the batteries...

But in terms of "whether its expensive or not"..ill leave u to judge....

Thanks...im not a pro...but just sharing my experience..please don't condemned me..

thank u
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wow 80-70% is quite abit eh ? yea i think ill get the MaHa PowerEx batteries . they seem like a good deal and their going for 90 on shashinki. OO and one more question , would it be possible if i charged it with a GP charger cause thats the only charger i have .

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post Aug 28 2009, 12:44 AM

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Hi there again..

well...u can try to buy it at camera shops as maha(powerex) is tend for speedlight usage...

where r u staying??..its best if u buy+search photography gear at shops that specially provide the right kind of gear...

to me..fotokem...shangri-la and other too commercial shops is not that good...try to ask pros....they usually shop at shops that we never heard of...bcos these shops only known among the pros...why?..im not sure why...but i know these shops provide better range of products...they even provide good discounts for avid photographer..

if u'r staying in KL...head for 'international service centre' in 'pertama complex' or 'YL camera service" at 'pudu plaza'.

Just to remind u.....there r two kinds of batteries from maha..one is imedion and the other is powerex....imedion is the latest one. I actually not sure about the main difference between ths two..but from the writings...imedion is 2100mAh while powerex is 2700mAH...not so sure what these figures mean..but when i ask some friends...they said..powerex is good for heavy use..thats all i know..and im using powerex..

hmm..im sorry..to answer ur question about the charger..i really not so sure myself

and believe me..that battery case like our friend "soulfly" mentioned earlier...really comes in handy..

i know my comments tend to support the pros..but to me...i prefer to see what they used..and if its good...ill use it too..

Thanks..and again..these r just my opinions and experience..pls dont condemned me....discuss pls..


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post Aug 28 2009, 01:02 AM

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Those batts which claim to hold charge (Eneloop, Recyko, Imedion etc) for long period ain't suitable for flash usage.

The flash refresh slower using such batts compared to conventional Ni-MH. Not to mention the capacity is lower.


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question,

i have 2 spare energizer rechargable lying around with the charger, needed to get 2 more for the flash..

is it a good idea to get the energizer? or better i get something else?
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Hello everyone..

Bro Scorgio
-...ur comment was taken with grace...thanks..
but really..each time my speedlight flashes...the red-ready-bulb on my speedlight always light [email protected]@1 seconds after that....its like so fast...

and hence..in terms of my usage...i take rapid+continuous shots...my speedlight always follow my shutter...meaning..my speedlight flashes continously (but in a blinking way of course)..

but from what u'r trying to explain..i have no other words to add as ur explanation is a bit deep to me..maybe other members would like to add

Sis lildaredevil906
-well..it all depends on u..if u think the energizer batteries that u already own serves u well..why not get the same brand?...im not urging u to buy maha(powerex) of course..its a just a recommendation and based on my experience...
plus..ive always been told that...its not good to use different brands at once..this is to keep the device polarity..
but before i own 4 batteries from same brand..i sometimes did use different brands at once...so im not so sure the real answer for this one. Maybe other members can add



Im not trying to be [email protected] here...

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i m using 2 sets of maha powerex... later will get 1 set of imedion as backup brows.gif

but the main different between imedion and powerex is that imedion can retain charge longer... powerex change hold more charge inside...

unlike traditional alcaline battery, rechargeable battery will discharge if didnt use for a long time...

just in case of emergency and if powerex battery runs flat, just take the imedion out and shot rclxms.gif

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hi all..

i want to ask u guys help..

i m using sony dsc h5 and just bought a GP recyko batt to operate the camera. after charge it for the 1st time for 6hrs.. i start using it, but its so disappointed to see it can only take 20+ shots before its totally dried.

Its that the batt doesnt suitable for my H5 or something else?

The batt rating is 2050mah, i have heard somewhere that it need higher capacity but is that (20+ shots) the max it can do? i doubt it.

Hope anyone can response. thx
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QUOTE(Apis_LuaLua @ Aug 28 2009, 06:06 AM)
hi all..

i want to ask u guys help..

i m using sony dsc h5 and just bought a GP recyko batt to operate the camera. after charge it for the 1st time for 6hrs.. i start using it, but its so disappointed to see it can only take 20+ shots before its totally dried.

Its that the batt doesnt suitable for my H5 or something else?

The batt rating is 2050mah, i have heard somewhere that it need higher capacity but is that (20+ shots) the max it can do? i doubt it.

Hope anyone can response. thx
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thats suppose not the batt performance..must be something wrong

btw guise, where to get the MAHA batt?
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QUOTE(dancingmonkey11 @ Aug 27 2009, 11:12 PM)
but isnt Eneloop abit costly ?
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Everything comes at a price.
Btw, I'd recommend something that can retain it's charge capacity after a long time of idling (not being utilized) like the Imedion/Eneloop. icon_rolleyes.gif


Added on August 28, 2009, 11:55 am
QUOTE(marsupilami @ Aug 28 2009, 11:44 AM)
thats suppose not the batt performance..must be something wrong
btw guise, where to get the MAHA batt?
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Buy here:
http://shashinki.com/shop/-c-22.html?osCsi...077c491f8ef682b
They'll deliver it to you.
Trusted site, a lot of MSians buy online from here. biggrin.gif

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QUOTE(TechnoDude94 @ Aug 28 2009, 11:52 AM)
Everything comes at a price.
Btw, I'd recommend something that can retain it's charge capacity after a long time of idling (not being utilized) like the Imedion/Eneloop. icon_rolleyes.gif


Added on August 28, 2009, 11:55 am
Buy here:
http://shashinki.com/shop/-c-22.html?osCsi...077c491f8ef682b
They'll deliver it to you.
Trusted site, a lot of MSians buy online from here. biggrin.gif
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thanks bro for yer info thumbup.gif

btw, there are things that shashinki sell pricier and i am a hold-first-then-buy type of person laugh.gif

can u recommend any shop in KL?
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I use Vipow. Cheap and at par with enelopp
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Hello everyone...

hope u guys r doing well....

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QUOTE(leoskyangel @ Aug 28 2009, 12:44 AM)
Hi there again..

well...u can try to buy it at camera shops as maha(powerex) is tend for speedlight usage...

where r u staying??..its best if u buy+search photography gear at shops that specially provide the right kind of gear...

to me..fotokem...shangri-la and other too commercial  shops is not that good...try to ask pros....they usually shop at shops that we never heard of...bcos these shops only known among the pros...why?..im not sure why...but i know these shops provide better range of products...they even provide good discounts for avid photographer..

if u'r staying in KL...head for 'international service centre' in 'pertama complex' or 'YL camera service" at 'pudu plaza'.

Just to remind u.....there r two kinds of batteries from maha..one is imedion and the other is powerex....imedion is the latest one. I actually not sure about the main difference between ths two..but from the writings...imedion is 2100mAh while powerex is 2700mAH...not so sure what these figures mean..but when i ask some friends...they said..powerex is good for heavy use..thats all i know..and im using powerex..

hmm..im sorry..to answer ur question about the charger..i really not so sure myself

and believe me..that battery case like our friend "soulfly" mentioned earlier...really comes in handy..

i know my comments tend to support the pros..but to me...i prefer to see what they used..and if its good...ill use it too..

Thanks..and again..these r just my opinions and experience..pls dont condemned me....discuss pls..
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QUOTE(Apis_LuaLua @ Aug 28 2009, 06:06 AM)
hi all..

i want to ask u guys help..

i m using sony dsc h5 and just bought a GP recyko batt to operate the camera. after charge it for the 1st time for 6hrs.. i start using it, but its so disappointed to see it can only take 20+ shots before its totally dried.

Its that the batt doesnt suitable for my H5 or something else?

The batt rating is 2050mah, i have heard somewhere that it need higher capacity but is that (20+ shots) the max it can do? i doubt it.

Hope anyone can response. thx
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To Apis_LuaLua...

about ur case..there might be two problems..either its ur camera..or its ur battery....

first thing..before u jump into searching for problems with ur camera..i suggest u try to use other rechargeable battery...theres no need to buy a new one..
see how it went and try to compare its performance with ur GP batteries....

Apart from that.....why dont u try ur camera with normal alkaline batteries?...i mean...not the rechargeable batteries...and see how it went as well....


If the same problem still occur..well..i believe..its ur camera....just like bro "marsupilami" said..

another suggestion would be try to google the net...find people who use the same camera as urs...and discuss whether the face similar problems..

Hope these helps..

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dun like GP...
so bad performance!
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I have been using the same 2 sets (of 4x AA) maha imedion since last year, and believe me the performance is still the same. Sometimes I just charge and store them for weeks, yet the battery capacity is still around full charge. Number of shots per charge also around the same.

No comment about the normal powerex 2700mah, never use them.
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QUOTE(marsupilami @ Aug 28 2009, 03:19 PM)
thanks bro for yer info  thumbup.gif
btw, there are things that shashinki sell pricier and i am a hold-first-then-buy type of person
can u recommend any shop in KL?
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You could try here also if you are looking for the Maha batteries

http://yamiya.com.my/store/home.php?cat=295
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Apis, normal rechargeable batteries have 1.2V while alkaline are 1.5V
the camera detects the charge left in the batteries by measuring the voltage. so guess when it reads 1.2V then it will say low. I think the camera might not be suitable with rechargeable batteries. check with the manual and see?

Any AA charger can charge AA NiMH batteries. It just depends on the charging rate only. Some charge as fast as 15 mins some as slow as 24 hrs!
depends on the battery size (capacity) also.
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QUOTE(leoskyangel @ Aug 28 2009, 01:40 AM)
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but from what u'r trying to explain..i have no other words to add as ur explanation is a bit deep to me..maybe other members would like to add
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Try with 2 different set of batts (1 set Eneloop, 1 set conventional Ni-MH). Flash with full power. Observe the refresh time difference.

Anyhow, different flash/speedlight might have different characteristics.

My finding was based on 3 years of using the Nikon SB600/800/900.

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Bumping this 11 year old thread
Is GP batteries good?
I wanna grab the 3000mah rechargeable ones
Is this or Energizer ones better?
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QUOTE(scorgio @ Aug 27 2009, 09:54 PM)
GP sucks.
Performance drop after 5-6 mths.
After 12 mths, mostly 'kaput'.
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How about now? Is the brand better now than it used to be?
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My eneloop battery for the canon flash wakakaka biggrin.gif

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