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  • #1205
    Analogy
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    I just bought a flash package from B&H Photo consisting of two 580EX II flashes and an ST-E2 transmitter for controlling them off-camera. I thought it was strange that the “complete package” didn’t include something fairly important: The battery for the ST-E2. I can understand not including AA batteries which are fairly common, everybody has some of those lying around, but the ST-E2 requires a special lithium battery, called a 2CR5. The worst part is that B&H did not even warn me that this battery would need to be purchased separately. Boooo!

    #14739
    staplermofo
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    Sometimes you can use 2 AA batteries instead of 1 2cr5.

    #14740
    linguine
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    I dont think hes planning on throwing them at people to mug them.

    #14741
    Analogy
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    Sometimes you can use 2 AA batteries instead of 1 2cr5.

    When I first opened the battery compartment my first instinct was that it was for AAs but I noticed there aren’t any conductors on one side, and it very specifically says it requires 6 volts, and two AAs would only give 3 even if I put a conductor in there to wire them in series. The compartment’s too short for AAs anyway.

    #14742
    Analogy
    Participant

    Hey, it looks like it does take AAs after all! Well, sort of:

    #14743
    Uranus
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    let us know if there are any survivors at B&H Photo 😯
    depending on the price paid, I’m fairly certain I would return to the point of sale and have a word or 2.
    the worst that could happen is that you still wind up buying the battery, but you might get lucky under the
    heading “customer service”….

    #14744
    Analogy
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    Weeelll… The thing is, I ordered it online. I’m sure if I’d bought it from a brick and mortar a salesman would have made sure I walked out with everything I needed to make it work.

    #14745
    Uranus
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    ah….send them some talcum powder in an envelope…..

    #14746
    staplermofo
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    That picture is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time.

    #14747
    Analogy
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    That picture is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time.

    It worked too! It’s how I took my self portrait picture over in The Gallery. I eventually disassembled the contraption though, in case the fire marshal came by.

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