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    The camera runs noticeably faster on continuous mode too. It probably runs just as fast in MB-20 form with lithiums as in MB-21 form with rechargeables.
    f/22 and be there.

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    Well, yeah, Duh. I guess we all assumed that you had the power issues covered, but hey we all make mistakes. Thats why when I change the lithiums AA's in my set of 4 F4s I write the date on the last cell, I generally change them every 6-8 months whether they need it or not. Some of the bodies get 10-15 rolls a wedding, anywhere from 12-18 weddings per set. The old batteries get used in remotes and whatever the kid finds a use for. With the Lithiums in it gets very hard to tell when you should change them, you tend to go a Really Really long time and then they are near dead for 1/2 roll and then they are kaput.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RidingWaves View Post
    Well, yeah, Duh. I guess we all assumed that you had the power issues covered, but hey we all make mistakes. Thats why when I change the lithiums AA's in my set of 4 F4s I write the date on the last cell, I generally change them every 6-8 months whether they need it or not. Some of the bodies get 10-15 rolls a wedding, anywhere from 12-18 weddings per set. The old batteries get used in remotes and whatever the kid finds a use for. With the Lithiums in it gets very hard to tell when you should change them, you tend to go a Really Really long time and then they are near dead for 1/2 roll and then they are kaput.
    So, I'm guessing that the battery tester doesn't work on the F4s when using Lithium batteries?
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    Well, by working you mean they light up. But the time between two full lights to one light is like 2-3 rolls (maybe) from one light to no light/no operation is really short, like 1/2 roll. When the lithiums die, they go very quick. The F4 seems to have an internal voltage switch which when the juice dies from the lithiums it just goes, and you have a very pretty brick. I've also had one go where only one AA battery was funky, gave the camera the classic 'off-on, does it work now?' signs, took out the lower battery pack (MN-21) to check the cells and one was really really hot. Changed just that one and finished the day.

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