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XPLOR600 Manual vs HSS and which mount

 
bobbyz
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Oct 27, 2016 12:47 |  #1

Need to order one of these for my Canon. Couple of questions:

1. If I order one for Canon and later when Fuji is available I just need to buy the Fuji transmitter. And strobe will work with both Canon and Fuji cameras as I will have both Tx?

2. I shoot manual mode. Don't need TLL. Should I order TTL vs Manual? There is $150 difference it seems.

3. So Bowen mount is the main option. My other lights are ABs so I can change AB to Bowen by changing speedring inserts? Any link?

4. I dont need any other thing besides the strobe and the Tx to allow me shoot HSS?

I will most probably order the head extension kit so I don't need to hang my strobe up on the light stand.


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FLiPxJB
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Oct 27, 2016 13:42 |  #2

1. From what i know, you can later buy just the Fuji transmitter and you'll be okay.
2. If you don't need TTL, save the money and buy the manual.
3. I have a PCB Octabox and had to buy this to be able to attach it to my xplor 600.

https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com ...pedValue=&Top+Nav-Search= (external link)

4. I don't think you do.


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dmward
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Oct 28, 2016 14:35 |  #3

Bobby,
All your conclusions are accurate.
Even if you think you may use TTL once in a long while its worth the little extra.
Works great with these lights.


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BJ_Nguyen
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Oct 28, 2016 15:33 |  #4

I have xplor TTL : use TTL on locations and Manual in home studio !




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bobbyz
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Oct 28, 2016 17:09 |  #5

dmward wrote in post #18169703 (external link)
Bobby,
All your conclusions are accurate.
Even if you think you may use TTL once in a long while its worth the little extra.
Works great with these lights.

Thanks Dave. I more thing, usually the hot shoe flash and even some strobes will allow picking lower power setting when in TTL mode compared to manual mode. Do these lights do something like that? It can be quite useful when you need to shoot higher ISO and low strobe power settings to bring up ambient in low light situations.


5dmk3, 35L, 85L II, 300mm f2.8 IS I, 400mm f5.6
Fuji XT-1, 14mm f2.8, 23mm f1.4, 35mm f1.4, 56mm f1.2, 90mm f2, 50-140mm f2.8

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bobbyz
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Oct 28, 2016 17:10 |  #6

Guess for starters I would need to order strobe which comes with Tx and the head extension cable setup. Anything else?


5dmk3, 35L, 85L II, 300mm f2.8 IS I, 400mm f5.6
Fuji XT-1, 14mm f2.8, 23mm f1.4, 35mm f1.4, 56mm f1.2, 90mm f2, 50-140mm f2.8

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dmward
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Oct 28, 2016 18:30 |  #7

bobbyz wrote in post #18169799 (external link)
Thanks Dave. I more thing, usually the hot shoe flash and even some strobes will allow picking lower power setting when in TTL mode compared to manual mode. Do these lights do something like that? It can be quite useful when you need to shoot higher ISO and low strobe power settings to bring up ambient in low light situations.

Since its TTL there is no way to know for certain what power setting is being used.
I expect that it does go below the 1/256 that can be set manually.

Order the strobe with TX that you want. The H600 head, or if you think you'll use it, the H1200 head. Since it has two tubes and two connection it can also be used with a single pack.

There is a locking ring to hold the remote head cable in the pack. I have them but didn't really have a problem before they were released.

I just did a quick test. The 600 TTL at 1/256 over exposed a test shot and it was properly exposed by switching to TTL. That was the only change I made to the setup.


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bobbyz
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Nov 03, 2016 18:36 |  #8

FLiPxJB wrote in post #18168654 (external link)
1. From what i know, you can later buy just the Fuji transmitter and you'll be okay.
2. If you don't need TTL, save the money and buy the manual.
3. I have a PCB Octabox and had to buy this to be able to attach it to my xplor 600.

https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com ...pedValue=&Top+Nav-Search= (external link)

4. I don't think you do.

Regarding #3, lot of reviews on B&H say it doesn't fit with XPLOR600. What is the deal. I have PCB Beautu Dish, Kacey Dish, Photoflex Softbox with AB inserts so which insert should i buy. I am ready to order the lights. Thanks in advance.

https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com ...R_FOR.html#customer​Review (external link)


5dmk3, 35L, 85L II, 300mm f2.8 IS I, 400mm f5.6
Fuji XT-1, 14mm f2.8, 23mm f1.4, 35mm f1.4, 56mm f1.2, 90mm f2, 50-140mm f2.8

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