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April 11, 2007

More Power

With the addition of the Speedlite 580EX it occured to me that we needed more power to unleash the full potential of our new toy, I mean tool.

The new external Compact Battery Pack CP-E3 improves flash recycle times significantly and increases the number of firings before batteries need to be replaced.

The pack takes optional rapid-change magazines that can be loaded with 8 AA-size batteries prior to a shoot to ensure fast, smooth transitions from one battery set to the next – important in critical shooting situations or to keep up momentum in the studio.

The Speedlite 430EX does not have a high voltage port, required for the CP-E3. High voltage packs (Turbo, Jackrabit, CP-Ex) all require the high voltge port found on the older 430EZ & 540EZ, as well as the newer 550EX & 580EX. This battery pack reduces full power recycling time from about six to 1.7 seconds and increases the number of full-power flashes per charge from approximately 100 to 432. this is one of the reasons we went with the 580EX instead of the less expensive 450EX.

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  • At 9:39 am on April 11, 2007, archshrk commented:

    Soon we’ll be able to charge for our services $$$

    Currently, it’s only been as favors to friends who typically give us a “Thank You” gift certificate.
    You have to love photography because you invest a lot into your equipment before you start getting paid.

    I’ve already spent $2,100 on our gear and we’ve earned a whopping $50, tickets to the aquarium and one spa-massage.

  • At 8:47 am on April 11, 2007, Radioactive Jam commented:

    This makes a lot of sense, especially for a wedding or equiv. project. It’s like, pro or something.

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