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I have a question about deep octabox/softbox for anyone who happens to have experience with them. I know in theory a deep octabox should have a more narrow light pattern with less stray light which would in turn would make it more efficient, however I'm also under the understanding that with the front diffuser on it doesn't matter what the shape be...
The last thread on this subject was about 8 years ago.
I am wondering what peoples experience has been since then.
I just bought a Maha 9000 analyzer + 8 cell charger.
I had to buy the 8 cell charger, cuz I lost my old one :-(
Now that I bought a replacement, I will probably find the old charger.
The analyzer was a "had to buy" to satisfy my techie curiosity on...
HI all, I'm just getting started with off camera flash and took the advice of strobist and ordered the basic starter kit with a Phottix Ares trigger system.
I have an older Canon 5d classic and at 1/200 down to 1/125 the flash doesn't sync properly and the image has the black band from the second shutter closing while the flash fires. The flash syncs just fine on camer...
I am looking for a replacement red front lens cover for a Nikon SB-900 that cracked in several pieces when during a fall. Is there anyone out there that has a contact for someone who might have parts or has broken units that they keep for parts?
Any tips on limiting the impact of shadows caused by glasses frames?
I've found lots of information on avoiding glare off the lenses, but these shadows really bug me. I'm sure with a large enough modifier and soft enough light they could be reduced, but for on-location, "strobist" work, is there a better solution?
Hey PPL. Got myself an old Nissin 3200 GT flash unit. It is a wide ange flash with 3 settings in power. I can power it with 4 AA's and trigger it via pc-sync :) But, I want to know more about it.
Does anyone here use it or has it somewhere with the manual still with it?
I'm doing some video recording on Thursday and have been asked for contrasty side lighting - like the Album - With The Beatles.
This is for a male subject and I'm more used to soft lighting female subjects.
The LED lights have quite a small surface area 5 inch x 3 inch so are quite contrasty. Normally I would use modifiers but I'm thinking about using them without to...
I have over 100k pics and since buying a new iMac, I am struggling with Photos always freezing up. What is the best photo organizer for Mac? I use LR and PS for editing so the editing features of the app are not important. Just simple photo organization like Google Picasa which is discontinued now.
I'd first like to thanks all that have posted their own DIY packs and instructions, without them I wouldnt have been able to make my own.
So I'd like to share my DIY pack and what it consists of.
1. 6v 7ah Power Sonic SLA $15
2. 12' 14awg wire $8
3. Amp fuse holder w/ 10amp fuse $1.50
4. Keyed connector (attaches to batteries and pack) $2
5. Lots of shrink wrap a...
I am a relatively inexperienced amateur photographer.
My current project is to photograph my daughter once per week during her pregnancy (fully clothed).
I followed the Strobist 101/102 tutorials and used the Rembrandt style (main light high and 45 degrees to the left) with a fill light on axis in front of my camera. Overall I liked the result with one issue.
In advance of Flickr's "Great Migration" planed for later this evening I just wanted to say...
It's been lots of fun these past 10(?) years - Hope to see you all on the other side
As I said, what could possibly go wrong 😱
Im looking for a new speed light that will be a good fit for my Nikon Z7 and was wondering what you think of the Godox V350N.
I would be using it for 1-2 person portraits on camera thru a light softening attachment like a Gary Fong Defuser.
Also, I will be using it in a lot of low light situations and was not sure if the AF Auto Focus Assist will ...
I recently moved from a Canon System to Olympus OM-D.
One area I’m struggling with is my remote flashes. I have (4) Canon 600EX-RT Speedlights that I love and would like to continue using.
I read about the Yongnuo YN-E3-RT II trigger as a possibility, Tried it out and while it connects to my Speedlights fine and can trigger them manually, when I take a photo with m...
Hey All, I have the profoto medium parabolic umbrella (41 inch) and diffuser in my shopping basket but i just can't pull the trigger as both come in at a whopping $500 Canadian Dollars.
I have a shoot this weekend using flour and the idea is that i can place the strobe inside the umbrella and cover it with the diffuser for protection.
Does anyone know of anything simil...
I own two two Godox flash, one with 2,4 Ghz trigger inside.
I decided to buy a Godox X1T-S trigger for my Sony, a X1R-N receiver for Nikon cause I own many Nikon speedlights (with HSS) and a small XTR16 (small usb receiver).
Everything is working HSS except the X1R-N, only below 1/250s.
I am missing something? Should I buy a Sony receiver even if HSS work...
Using a CTS or CTO with AD360 and AD200 with the bare bulb always have been a struggle so I made a DIY process to solve this problem. In that past this was my solution:
and you don't want to spend 100 bucks for a CTS bulb:
This is the solution for me today:
You do need one standard item to make...
I'd like to connect my Lastolite trigrip diffuser to my travel tripod, where I mount my flash.
Is there something like a flexible arm with a clamp on either side I could use for this? Would that work ok or the ~3ft wouldn't soften the light much?
What is this called?