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Hello, 

This past weekend I shot a weekend-long event. I took the X-H2S and the X-T30II as a back up to the X-H2S. The latter never failed me once, even with the brutal heat (though I got the overheating warning literally in the last 15 seconds of the last day of shooting).

One problem I did have is that I wasn't expecting to have such a flurry of events, so in documentary/press-style I had to shoot very fast in rapid succession at times at night. My Godox (which I am starting to hate) did fail me. The recycle time was hit or miss, sometimes fast sometimes up to 5 seconds. I changed batteries twice, yet I got the overheating warning a few times and had to turn it off and on. Eventually I took out the X-T30II and used the back up flash. 

I am guessing for these evening events, I'll probably need to opt for a lithium battery-operated flash in the future/different brand. Does anyone have a recommendation? I don't usually shoot with flash, or at least I haven't since my Nikon DSLR days. 

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With my Godox V860 II F, Li-Ion Accu half charged, @1/1 power the recycling time is less than 3s, not slowing down. (I tried a series of 30 shots). @1/2, less than 1s, again 30 shots. No issues. I could try the AD200 as well but that will likely be faster. I use them with the XProF remote and I am very satisfied with the system. I am no pro though, just an enthusiast, YMMV. Maybe you can try one out before you decide. 

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