Thanks I ordered a set of 4 eneloop AA batteries with a charger and 3 more sets of 4 batteries without a charger. But, I ordered a AA/AAA/9V standard charger from Harbor Freight along with some 9v rechargeable batteries.
I have many Eneloop batteries, in both the AA and AAA sizes. They are incredible. I will never use a different brand again
Equally impressive is the Maha Powerex Wizard One MH-C9000 Advanced Battery Charger and Analyzer. I love that charger. It is basically a miniature, low-cost version of what battery design engineers call a "battery analyzer."
That means the MH-C9000 has way more functionality than you get in a $10 charger. This product is so worth the extra money.
It can run charge-discharge cycles to determine the capacity of your older (or new) NiMH batteries, so you can determine if old batteries should be discarded. It can do refresh cycles that sometimes wake up older tired NiMH batteries.
I'm looking at getting a SHURE dual wireless UHF system. Any thoughts on the SHURE brand? Is UHF better than VHF (I'm guessing so just by the price difference)?
Grrr ... just got burned (again) by a SHURE wireless system last week: our sound guys couldn't make one day of our shooting schedule and as there were only two actors the producer rented us a couple of SHURE UHF lavs. One worked fine, the other one cut in and out all day. Unusable. Had to re-shoot.
So far as on-camera dual-channel wireless lavs are concerned, the cheapest I've personally used and have nice things to say about are Azden (the current models are the 330LT and 325ULT). I've also had generally good luck with inexpensive wireless mics from Samson, but AFAIK they don't currently offer a dual-channel on-camera lavalier setup.
Bitter experience has taught me to avoid SHURE and NADY wireless systems whenever possible. JM2C, but I wouldn't count on any dirt-cheap, "off brand" wireless mic as a reliable solution to location sound.