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I like the HVL-20DW2 because it uses an identical battery to the one the camera uses (NPF – 970). So when I buy batteries for the light, I have back up batteries for the camera when I am not using the light.
I also like that it is switchable from 10watt to 20 watt. A 970 battery will give you about 45 minutes on the 10 watt and about 20-30 minutes on the 20 watt setting, so buy a couple of these bricks. You won’t run the light non stop the whole reception. You’ll turn it on when necessary. One battery, used wisely will power this light
for most of the evening, 2 batteries will power it for the whole evening.
By the way, the light runs off its own separate battery that mounts on the back of the light.
Hope this helps. Any questions, shoot me an email.