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If you were buying into the Godex system what would you recommend

 
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Sep 25, 2017 13:37 |  #16

Personally, I have the AD360TTL with Canon and Sony triggers. I think the light works great, and I found the TTL to be quite consistent. The 360 is great because it's just small enough that I can fit the whole kit in my larger backpack, along with my camera and lenses. The downside of the 360 is that there isn't enough power if you plan on using a softbox during the day unless your subject is in open shade and the modifier is close.


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Sep 25, 2017 13:45 as a reply to  @ post 18460214 |  #17

Exactly. The Octobox I used was 32", double diffused, about 30" from the model's face. No additional reflectors or flags used. In fact she was 49 1/2 at the time of the shot, so the shot required the modifier to be good and close for the softness.


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Sep 25, 2017 17:26 |  #18

Angmo wrote in post #18460018 (external link)
And likely to last 10 times longer. I’ve got some 25 year old Elinchrom strobes. Work perfect. Never missed a flash. Godox? Highly unlikely.

I have 2 dead Elinchroms out of 4 Elinchroms in our work studio. Very lightly used, only indoors. In general stuff from 25 yrs ago will work more reliably that anything recently made where every company tries to cut corners.


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Sep 25, 2017 19:00 |  #19

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I have 2 dead Elinchroms out of 4 Elinchroms in our work studio. Very lightly used, only indoors. In general stuff from 25 yrs ago will work more reliably that anything recently made where every company tries to cut corners.

I’m inside & outdoors. Buff VLX batteries. No issues. ELC 1000s are ok too. Not old though. 7 strobes.


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Sep 25, 2017 20:20 |  #20

TT350 + 685, unfortunately, it's brand dependent.

however AD200 is not, and looks good. In a perfect world, AD200 x 2 + AD600 or whatever it's called + extension head. That would get you a COMPLETE kit for most portrait scenarios.


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Sep 25, 2017 20:51 |  #21

Angmo wrote in post #18460414 (external link)
I’m inside & outdoors. Buff VLX batteries. No issues. ELC 1000s are ok too. Not old though. 7 strobes.

So we have two folks on this thread with Elinchroms, one no issues while the other does. That doesn't sounds that good IMHO. Personally I used to use ABs before. Had them fall, crack the housing but still work. Do Godox seems they can handle it, maybe not. But for price I can afford to have enough spares if needed. Elinchrom does have HyperSync but not true HSS like Profotos.


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Sep 26, 2017 21:26 |  #22

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So we have two folks on this thread with Elinchroms, one no issues while the other does. That doesn't sounds that good IMHO. Personally I used to use ABs before. Had them fall, crack the housing but still work. Do Godox seems they can handle it, maybe not. But for price I can afford to have enough spares if needed. Elinchrom does have HyperSync but not true HSS like Profotos.

I’ve shot my Elinchrom Ranger RX As Speed at 1/8000 f2.8. I can use the full power of 1,100 ws. It’s HiSync not HSS. HSS bleeds power. I can use full power or anything less. The Elinchrom technique is the same as Broncolor I believe.

It’s all in the trigger without having to buy a new fangled strobe.


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Sep 26, 2017 21:41 |  #23

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And likely to last 10 times longer. ....


Really? One affordable Chinese line (Phottix) is likely to last ten times longer than another? Even when the Godox line is also known to be very sturdy and reliable?
If you were comparing to profoto, maybe this would make sense, but here it seems out of place.


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Sep 26, 2017 21:56 |  #24

Angmo wrote in post #18461122 (external link)
I’ve shot my Elinchrom Ranger RX As Speed at 1/8000 f2.8. I can use the full power of 1,100 ws. It’s HiSync not HSS. HSS bleeds power. I can use full power or anything less. The Elinchrom technique is the same as Broncolor I believe.

It’s all in the trigger without having to buy a new fangled strobe.

Broncolor is using rebadged Godox triggers. :p

http://flashhavoc.com …-2-transceiver-announced/ (external link)

Any BTW - Godox triggers have both options, HyperSync as well as True HSS.


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Sep 26, 2017 23:26 |  #25

bobbyz wrote in post #18461149 (external link)
Broncolor is using rebadged Godox triggers. :p

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Any BTW - Godox triggers have both options, HyperSync as well as True HSS.

I like HS. I’ve set strobes outside some 20 feet from the model and HSd away. In bright sun. No issues.


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Sep 26, 2017 23:29 |  #26

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18461140 (external link)
Really? One affordable Chinese line (Phottix) is likely to last ten times longer than another? Even when the Godox line is also known to be very sturdy and reliable?
If you were comparing to profoto, maybe this would make sense, but here it seems out of place.

Ok then. We’ll see in 10 years.


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Sep 26, 2017 23:40 as a reply to  @ Angmo's post |  #27

Actually no, based on your ridiculous exaggeration, we will have to wait 250 years. That isn't going to happen! :)


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Sep 27, 2017 00:05 |  #28

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Actually no, based on your ridiculous exaggeration, we will have to wait 250 years. That isn't going to happen! :)

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Sep 27, 2017 01:11 |  #29

I think i will go with an ad light to begin with and continue to add on as money, time and need arises. Im considering just getting the 600ad and would be fairly confident that it should be enough for outdoor use. Then comes the difference between needing ttl or just manual.
There is nearly a 200 dollar difference between the two. (enough for a light meter if necessary)
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So light meter,yes or no?
Single person outdoor photos, what size modifier?
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Sep 27, 2017 07:43 |  #30

Angmo wrote in post #18461193 (external link)
Ok then. We’ll see in 10 years.

By what measures or information, specifically, do you predict that Phottix will last longer (even 10 times longer) than Godox?




  
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