For most battery powered items I use rechargeable batteries, either Eneloop batteries for the high drain equipment such as flashguns & Amazon Basics for the less demanding uses, such as remotes & triggers etc. But for less frequently used or odd sized batteries I use ProCell batteries in things like torches, remote controls & binoculars etc, because spares can be left without self-discharging and you know that the item will work even if unused for 6 months. C & D type cells are used in the Mag-Lite torches that live in the car, AAA batteries in TV/DVD remotes, the AA Batteries are spares for light meters etc.

I get mine from who have proven to be reasonably priced & reliable.

New Mini-Tripod Head

Some months ago I purchased a new mini-tripod for using with a remote controlled camera behind the goal when shooting football, the problem was that it came with a QR plate that was unique & incompatible with the QR plates that I use, so I needed to find a replacement head for it. Eventually I settled on the Novoflex 19 ballhead. Initial trials seem satisfactory, we’ll see how we get on.