Looking for recommendations on a battery pack for the SB-800. Quantum makes a model that attaches to the bottom of the camera at the tripod thread. Does anyone here use this? If not what could you recommend.
you can also use the Quantum Bantam battery... i have seen used around $60 and they do re-cell them, also cable for sb-800 used for around $30... lighter and cheaper than turbo... i am actually looking for a cheap turbo since i have the cord..
I currently have the Quantum Turbo as do many others. They just released a "slim" version of the Turbo, but it's more expensive. If you're looking for something lighter than the Turbo, the slim version may be for you...
I have one of Al Jacob's Black Box and his smaller Tuxedos. As has been said they will not give as fast recycle times as the Quantum batteries. But I paid $220 for both battery packs. They give me an easy 1000 -1300 flashes. They may give me more, but that is the most I had to shoot before I had a chance to recharge them.
Another thing to consider, the big Black Box is a 6.5 volt battery. Not sure about all the Quantum packs, but I believe most are higher then that.