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It's getting dark quite fast those days, and it's getting almost impossible to shoot on location this time. My problem is that flashes cannot have pilot / modeling light. I use 2x Speedlite 540EZ usually with umblrellas. What i need to do is to have sufficient light amount to be able to get AF working on model. I need a strong light source to attach it to my fla...
I was just shooting something in the studio and had the "opportunity" to spend some time exploring why I was experiencing mis-fires with my TT5 units. It seems it's something to do with Canons EOS Utility. It seems to not be sending some kind of wake up command that should be sent before firing and the effect is the TT5 units "go to sleep." Press the test button then start...
I recently picked up an old 1980's Vivitar 3500 Zoom Thyristor flash with the DM/C module (for Canon). This is an "automatic" flash with no manual power setting other than full power. The head has three manual zoom positions, and it's powered by two AA batteries. I modified this flash so that it has manual selectable power settings down to 1/32 power, at a cost of less...
I found this 'phenomenon' after I bought Pixel King for Sony for hss mode on my AD360.
Set the AD360 to hss, set the shutter speed to higher than sync speed, up to 1/8000 and ... the banding showed up
It shocked me! I wonder what cause it.
But if I used standard mode on AD360, which means using hypersync m...
So I was really excited to receive my Pocket Wizard Mini / Flex / Ac3 setup.... Until I discovered that it does not support TTL mode for the 6D, that is.
Retreat! Retreat! Looks like I now have to make decisions... To keep or to return? To go with Phottix Odin and miss on Hypersync features... Or to find another "high end" trigger system that gives me ALL. Caus...
Quick question... Currently using YN 602's to trigger my Alien Bees and about order YN 603ii's.
Since they don't come with PC cords does anyone know if I can use the 602 cords or do I need new ones.
Was searching for studio lights when I came across this Godox QT-600. Just wondering if any of you guys have tried it? Check out the specification.
What's interesting and somewhat confusing to me is the flash output. Godox claims the flash output is 1/1 - 1/128. But in 50 steps? 5.0-10.0.. Wouldn't that ...
I have been using Nikon SB-26 flashes and would like to know how much power they have. I read the specs on on studio mono lights and see the measurement of Watt/seconds. What are the approximate Watt/seconds of a speed light or the SB-26.Also ,I looked in the manual and did not see this information. Thanks Neil
I went to the bother of describing how a shot was taken. I described the flash as being on a straight bracket and triggered using and SC28 cable. It was removed under rules one. Why? Has the site gone totally wireless? Or is there a minimum distance that a flash has to be from the camera in order to count?
Does anyone have an official release date yet for the proposed "YN:622c Tx"?
First it was suggest it would be last Autumn and then late December. However, this was then quickly amended to January 2014. But since then total silence! So at the mo any news would be very welcome!
OK, I'm trying to use a Sekonic L-358 light meter and am getting very frustrated. D70s, SU-800, SB-800 in 28" Westcott Apollo softbox. I am using the meter in cordless flash meter mode. ISO matches on camera and meter, so does shutter speed (1/250) D70s set to Commander>Manual. Problem: The meter keeps reading EU (not enough light). The flash is firing at 1/1. The o...
I've found it interesting that the specs give 5650k and it shoots at 5000k. Am a bit curious as to why.
At first I wondered if the bulbs could have been replaced with non-standard, but I googled others who found the same.
Not a problem, I've added 1/8th CTS gels to my Speedlites and I'm getting good colour.
Discussed on FlashHavoc here:
Canon for March - a few weeks from now!
Nikon for April-ish - I'm holding my breath... when has the Nikon EVER been actually available *soon* after the Canon?
I really really hate the use of the word *released* when it isn't physically available. But that's just me. Should be on it's w...
I've been considering purchasing a backgound stand kit, such as this one..
LumoPro Background Stand Kit
MPEX Part Number : LUM5025
Manufacturer Part Number : LP613
I would appreciate input from folks who are familiar with this product, or similar inexpensive stands.
I'm particularly curious about how the less costly options from CowboyStudio compare in quality.
Completely off-topic but this is probably the most professional group here so I would appreciate input:
I am looking to buy 2 or 3 large monitors (maybe 3 x 4 feet) for my studio/gallery with the purpose of having 5 or so pictures rotate in them. With each 24x36 print costing around $45 or so, it seems to make sense to buy 2 or 3 monitors, rotate the prints and save mon...
(Alfred, look away now, you're not going to like this and it will do your blood pressure no good!)
Made in China strobes. I'm seeing stupidly cheap prices on them, like £220 of our British quids (that's about 350 USA bucks) for a set of 3x 300w heads and all the gubbins. Now, I am sure it is crap, but just how crap is it?
If I costed this lot up with English/USA m...
Hello, I just upgraded my Phottix Odin firmware to v 1.06. In the documentation they mention a 'beta' new application called OSD which allows for studio strobes to be used above the camera's standard sync speed. It describes a delay variable that they expect us to experiment with to get the best results.
So, my question is does anyone have any experience using this ne...
Went to go use my SB800 today and it's stuck in this mode.
When I turn it on, I get the message in the title of this post. After a few moments it switches to some kind of display menu that looks like this:
M RPT A RPT
B RPT C RPT
1 / 128
It's completely unresponsive to anything besides the ON/OFF button.