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fashionrider
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Mar 26, 2013 02:55 |  #436

great shot... but is the watermark supposed to be ridiculously hard to see? :P


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Mar 26, 2013 03:18 |  #437

RickFL wrote in post #15755889 (external link)
Manav, which strobes do you use? Your work is so beautiful.

Einsteins.

fashionrider wrote in post #15756304 (external link)
great shot... but is the watermark supposed to be ridiculously hard to see? :P

haha i realised that once i uploaded the pic but i was too lazy to change it so went ahead with it anyway!

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Mar 26, 2013 10:38 |  #438

5W0L3 wrote in post #15756329 (external link)
Einsteins.

haha i realised that once i uploaded the pic but i was too lazy to change it so went ahead with it anyway!

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Gorgeous images.


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Mar 27, 2013 14:11 |  #439

Noob question... What are the biggest pros/cons of the Einsteins compared with the Bees? And vice versa?


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Mar 27, 2013 14:13 |  #440

RickFL wrote in post #15762191external link
Noob question... What are the biggest pros/cons of the Einsteins compared with the Bees? And vice versa?

Flash duration, color consistency, power range and ease of ability to sync and be controlled with the cyber commander were the big selling features for me.


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Mar 27, 2013 14:14 |  #441

RickFL wrote in post #15762191external link
Noob question... What are the biggest pros/cons of the Einsteins compared with the Bees? And vice versa?

The ability to range from full power to very very low power without annoying color shifts is huge. That and the very short flash duration are the big differences.




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Mar 27, 2013 17:02 |  #442

gonzogolf wrote in post #15762201external link
The ability to range from full power to very very low power without annoying color shifts is huge. That and the very short flash duration are the big differences.

agree ^^^. einsteins are more neutral colored flash, Bees tend to be warmer, especially the lower power you go, but I'm fine with my bees and don't notice the color shift much.

Einsteins are really good for freezing motion, especially water because of the mentioned short flash duration. However!!! if you're planning on using hypersync (where you can use fast shutter speeds with flash), you don't want an Einstein as the flash duration is too short. that's when you want the Bees instead.

Einsteins have a nicer LCD screen in the back while Bees have just a slider and buttons. Einsteins cost more $, and it's the same power as a AB1600.


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Mar 27, 2013 19:52 as a reply to fashionrider's post |  #443

More info on this hypersync?


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Mar 27, 2013 22:09 |  #444

Nismode wrote in post #15763349external link
More info on this hypersync?


Do a search for pocket wizards hyper synch. The mini tt1 and ttr5 are capable to synch certain monolights to higher than normal camera synch speeds. There are quite a few videos on YouTube that explain it.

That done properly will replace the nd filter photography discussed in this thread.


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Mar 28, 2013 09:23 |  #445

Nismode wrote in post #15763349external link
More info on this hypersync?

Hypersync takes advantage of the tail burn of certain studio strobes. What happens is the trigger fools the timing of strobe so that it fires early and then the tail burn, the glow of the flash tube after its fired, acts as a brief continuous light source. It only works with strobes with a long flash duration and its considerably less power than the strobe would normally provide. It also cant be metered with a traditional flash meter because of the meter records the full pop and not the tail burn.




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Mar 29, 2013 05:41 |  #446

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Mar 29, 2013 05:52 |  #447

5wol3 you have some talentful images. Makes me envious


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May 14, 2013 00:15 |  #448

Do any of you have any experience with Calumet ND filters? I watched the youtube video someone posted here with the comparisons but he didn't show B+W, Hoya, and some other brands I've been looking at. Anyhow, I'm looking to buy one and I'm not sure which to get. It seems the 0.9 is a good place to start but now I'm just deciding what brand.

I'll be shooting with a 70-200L IS 2.8 and a 24-70L 2.8.




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May 14, 2013 00:20 |  #449

I have one of their UV filters. The guy there told me they were made by B+W when I bought it. If they are indeed made by B+W, they should be great filters.


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May 14, 2013 16:39 as a reply to mattymx's post |  #450

what kind of ND filter should I be looking for exactly? I'm thinking of going with the 0.9 but there's different kinds, not sure where to begin.




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