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ImpactMini LiteTrek (LT) Battery Pack and Charger With CZ Canon Cable
 
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5.0

Superfast with Canon 580EX II

By LV IMages

from Las Vegas

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

  • Bulky

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Sports/Action
  • Stroboscopic Flash
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about Impact Mini LiteTrek (LT) Battery Pack and Charger With CZ Canon Cable:

I use it for outdoor-indoor flashes, weddings,portraits or events where I can't afford to miss a shot due to the flash not being ready. This has "blink of an eye speed" with 580EX II's, its rated at 1 to 3.5 secs, but I think that is for Impact's Lite Trek flash head. I did 6 shots per frame and the flash kept up with my shutter speed with no loss of power, this pack really surprised me. If I didn't have to worry about my flash head overheating, I can probably shoot 25 shots or more in succession. It's rated for up to 650 shots with a single charge with Impact's flash head at full power, but I imagine much more with the Canon flashes. Build quality is good. Keep in mind, 4 AA's still need to be installed in 580EX II to maintain the electronics, this battery pack is only to recharge the flash's internal capacitors. A neat feature on this pack is the ability to change an extra battery pack on the fly and continue shooting away. I also like the fact that I can replace just the battery when its worn out and not have to buy a whole new unit. The fuel gauge LEDs are helpful. Buy this when it goes on sale, it's a great value compared to what's available out there at this price point with the specs it has to offer. It comes with a leather case (I didn't like the strap in came with, replaced it with a quick disconnect Tamrac strap), charger adapter and the Canon cable that connects to the 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II and the new 600EX-RT flashes. One note to add when you first receive the pack and push the power button to see if it works, it won't. You at least need the cable connected to the Impact flash pack.
Negatives would be not as lightweight as the Quantum brands, not compact and an extra battery pack is not cheap. I had to exchange my first unit because one of the power LEDs didn't work, but B&H sent me a replacement.

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5.0

As Good As a Turbo Battery for Less $$

By Isaac Images

from NY NY

Comments about Impact Mini LiteTrek (LT) Battery Pack and Charger With CZ Canon Cable:

I use this for portraits, weddings, special events. I cannot wait for my Canon flash to recycle on AA batteries, I shoot TTL and full blast manual into umbrellas, and I never know if I'll shoot 50 images or 300. I need fast recycle, high capacity, and information of battery level. This battery does it for me. I replaced the included strap with a Domke Gripper Strap(DOSGS1.5B)for surer fit, comfort and the ability to remove the strap quickly. I didn't use the belt clip, and there should be a way to mount this to a light stand.

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