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    Need more Power

    Hey i have two 580exii with PW flextt5 on each an a miniTT1, my problem is that AA battery's don't last long enough for decent length shoots an recycle time can get slow,

    So im wondering about getting bigger strobes for location and studio set ups but don't know much about what is available in Aus, Also is there a strobe set up out there that i can use my flextt5's an minnitt1 with for triggering?

    I hav heard broncolor are pretty good, i think i'd go for just a 2 head set up, More/ any information on this topic would be really appreciated
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    G'day domo

    Dunno about what you're shooting or how long the flash guns are going for, but it sounds like an expensive "solution" - I use several flashguns w- 4xAAs in them and get over a hundred flashes over an hour-long shoot. My AAs are 2400mAh jobs from TrikkyDicky shops and I have 4 sets - 2 in & 2 spares with the spares in the 12v recharger(s) while I'm out

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    Oh ok yep thanks Phil, i was thinking bout getting some more 580exii an flextt5's but was just wondering wat my options are casue i would like some more power for location portraiture and studio portraiture.
    is there any decent product that i can get in aus with decent sorceing for spare bulbs etc, something that i can hook upto 240v an also take out on location?
    cheers

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    Check out the Alien Bees lineup from Paul C Buff http://www.paulcbuff.com.au range of power, modifiers and very versatile with the Vagabond II power pack for location shoots.
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