the cheaper Pentax 540 battery pack...


strumstrum

Link Posted 23/04/2013 - 15:52
...the one that takes 8aa's. anybody have/used one? what are your thoughts?

thinking it might be worth a punt, worth a gamble at that price..?!?!?
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smudge

Link Posted 23/04/2013 - 16:04
I have 3 of them - one for each 540. Not a lot to say really. They do what they are supposed to do. The only issues I have had are that I had to buy 4 to get 3 that worked - so quality control may be a bit hit or miss; also the on/off rocker switch is not recessed so it is quite easy to get knocked to the 'on' position in your bag.
Regards, Philip
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bettyswolloks

Link Posted 23/04/2013 - 16:38
I have one, it does what it says on the tin. The build quality is good enough and the nylon bag is equally good. When the flash is set up to use it for recharging the flash it increases the flash recycle time significantly.

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strumstrum

Link Posted 23/04/2013 - 17:17
super have ordered one, well worth the punt I reckon.. I am generally pleasantly surprised when ever I buy a 3rd party accessory.
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Mannesty

Link Posted 23/04/2013 - 18:06
I have one and ordered another for my other 540.

Works well and handy that you can bolt it to the tripod mount.
Peter E Smith

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Mannesty

Link Posted 23/04/2013 - 18:09
bettyswolloks wrote:
. . . for recharging the flash it increases the flash recycle time significantly.

Err, I think you meant it decreases the recycle time . . .

Mine recycles in about 2 secs after a 100% discharge. You still need batteries in the flash though.

What it means for me is that I can spend 2+ hours on the race track on winter evenings without needing to replace the batteries in the flash half way through the evening. Result.
Peter E Smith

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bettyswolloks

Link Posted 23/04/2013 - 20:06
Mannesty wrote:
bettyswolloks wrote:
. . . for recharging the flash it increases the flash recycle time significantly.

Err, I think you meant it decreases the recycle time . . .

That's the one!!

strumstrum

Link Posted 28/04/2013 - 10:17
very pleased with my purchased, just the size that stunned me, I had pictured something a little bigger than 8aa's..

still it did its job and performed flawlessly so well worth the money.
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Pentax K50

Mannesty

Link Posted 28/04/2013 - 10:23
The Pentax power packs are bigger because they use C cells but for me, the use of AA's is more convenient.
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strumstrum

Link Posted 28/04/2013 - 10:27
Mannesty wrote:
The Pentax power packs are bigger because they use C cells but for me, the use of AA's is more convenient.

I didn't even consider the Pentax one because of them using C's, cost was also a factor but battery type came first.
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johnwhit

Link Posted 28/04/2013 - 10:47
Are we talking about this one:

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TIA,

John
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In LBA hiatus.

Mannesty

Link Posted 28/04/2013 - 10:50
johnwhit wrote:
Are we talking about this one:

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TIA,

John

Yes, that's the one I have, and another on its way.
Peter E Smith

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johnwhit

Link Posted 28/04/2013 - 11:00
Wow that's a big saving on the genuine TR3 and oh so handy, always wanted an external pack but couldn't justify the expense, thanks all.

John
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In LBA hiatus.
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