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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:30 am 
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Hi Friends , I'm a new bee to trapping , I'm currently using yongnou 560 . The batteries don't last more than 6 hrs .

As lot of guys are using a SB-28 , I'm unable to find them in India ,

Can you guys please suggest an alternative / equivalents in Nikon or any other 3rd party which are inexpensive and can do the job for long term deployment

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:26 pm 
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When I first started camera trapping in the late 90s I used Vivitar 283s powered by car batteries.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:28 pm 
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ArthurV wrote:
When I first started camera trapping in the late 90s I used Vivitar 283s powered by car batteries.


Wow, car batteries? Must have been a lot a weight to lug around. Guess it would've worked for a long time though!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:32 pm 
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I have a Nikon sb-24. They're a nice affordable flash (I think I got mine for less than $65). I like how it works, but haven't had my trap out for longer than 24hr, so can't give an accurate battery run time. I also have two nikon sb-50dx's. They're super cheap but only have one (full) power setting. I just use diffusers to dampen the light output.

Is there any way you could add more battery power to the flash you have now? I know a lot of people on this forum do that. Hopefully, some of them pitch in to give their advice on that.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:17 pm 
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anjani.singamane wrote:
Hi Friends , I'm a new bee to trapping , I'm currently using yongnou 560 . The batteries don't last more than 6 hrs .

As lot of guys are using a SB-28 , I'm unable to find them in India ,

Can you guys please suggest an alternative / equivalents in Nikon or any other 3rd party which are inexpensive and can do the job for long term deployment

Thank you

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Try typing Yongnuo in the SEARCH tab at the top right of this page and have a read. Be sure that it is spelled as I have typed it.............good luck.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:23 pm 
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west5trapper wrote:
I have a Nikon sb-24. They're a nice affordable flash (I think I got mine for less than $65). I like how it works, but haven't had my trap out for longer than 24hr, so can't give an accurate battery run time. I also have two nikon sb-50dx's. They're super cheap but only have one (full) power setting. I just use diffusers to dampen the light output.

Is there any way you could add more battery power to the flash you have now? I know a lot of people on this forum do that. Hopefully, some of them pitch in to give their advice on that.
Thanks you west :) sb-24 looks good option .. is it running 24hrs with stock Battries ? How is the recycle time on this

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:08 pm 
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westcocanuck2 wrote:
anjani.singamane wrote:
Hi Friends , I'm a new bee to trapping , I'm currently using yongnou 560 . The batteries don't last more than 6 hrs .

As lot of guys are using a SB-28 , I'm unable to find them in India ,

Can you guys please suggest an alternative / equivalents in Nikon or any other 3rd party which are inexpensive and can do the job for long term deployment

Thank you

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Thanks for replying guys

I have read the earlier threads , it's all revolving around , sb-xx and sb-xxx , except for one mention of pixel800 something but not much about performance

Here In India it's difficult to source these used once in numbers when u are looking at multiple deployments with multiple flashes . And to import used ones is big Hassel in terms of time, effort and money

I was thinking about any third party cheap flashes , which can do the job and new ones will cost as much as these Nikon/canon used ones .

Wondering if any one has a success with these third party cheap flashes .


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:13 pm 
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I'm ok with external power but again considering the size of battery , say a Dcell pack or 18650 pack is fine , which can atleast run for 1-2 weeks , carrying bigger batteries is again a big pain with some airlines , and also baggage charges for each flight

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Here is more flash info for you. viewtopic.php?f=113&t=9873

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:30 pm 
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TRLcam wrote:
Here is more flash info for you. viewtopic.php?f=113&t=9873
Thanks TRL :) i read that post you mentioned about pixel X800N and X800C updating their firmware .. did you test them after the update ?

There is another mention about godox ving .. wondering is some one tried these units

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