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Nov 08, 2017 13:05 as a reply to post 18491863 |  #16

We rarely run umbrellas in our family home real estate business, there is often no space for such a set up. In most cases, we just run the AD200 up on the stand and at an angle aimed at the ceiling to light up the space, with a diffuser over the strobe bulb.


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Nov 08, 2017 13:45 as a reply to TeamSpeed's post |  #17

With the AD200, do you find that you prefer the bare bulb or the fresnel? And do you use an S-bracket or just screw it onto a spigot? What do you use for diffusion?

I've seen some of Scott Hargis' videos, and in certain situations, he does use an umbrella, but mostly just bounce flash for real estate.




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Nov 08, 2017 13:48 |  #18

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With the AD200, do you find that you prefer the bare bulb or the fresnel? And do you use an S-bracket or just screw it onto a spigot? What do you use for diffusion?

I've seen some of Scott Hargis' videos, and in certain situations, he does use an umbrella, but mostly just bounce flash for real estate.

We use the bare bulb and put this over it.

https://www.amazon.com ..._SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=​detail (external link)

This makes the AD200 basically a floor light, but we can angle it however we want by using the S-bracket. With the light stand, we can put these down behind furniture, or raise it up to cast a bright light into the corner of the ceiling to light up the rest of the room, like a giant softbox.

It was nearly impossible to use the tripod threads on the AD200, too difficult to manipulate the light where we wanted it, the S-bracket makes easy work of this.

If you do want to direct the light more tightly, you can use this. I don't think we have used ours yet though for this application.

https://www.amazon.com ...fRID=J0XXVZ62M16S1T​QZDE1X (external link)


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Nov 08, 2017 17:48 as a reply to TeamSpeed's post |  #19

Dang ... that last thing does look just a little bit 'Gary Fong for Godox'.


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Nov 08, 2017 18:07 |  #20

FWIW, I have the Godox X1T-N transmitter and by tomorrow *3* TT600 flashes. I'll get one Godox TTL flash later but with 3 manual flashes, I can do studio or what ever I want. The TTL flash will be used for run and gun indoors if the need arises.

Flashpoint R2 and Godox X1 are the same.

Story is in the end, I regret buying the flashes and controllers I bought in the past and not starting with Godox.

The TT600 is really bright so I can do a lot with it!!

I hope this helps,
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Nov 10, 2017 05:20 |  #21

Thanks everyone. I really appreciate your comments and advice. I do have a few followup questions.

1. When shooting real estate images, are the majority of you using one or two lights and is one of the lights on the camera?

2. What light stand do you recommend?

3. Regarding the Yongnuo 600EX RT-II Speedlite kit, can you control those lights from within the Canon 70D menu system?

4. I like the idea of using an umbrella, especially for larger interior shots. Which umbrella do you recommend?


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Nov 10, 2017 07:11 as a reply to kcrossley's post |  #22

We run 2 lights, and put them on these stands, although I think I paid something around $40 each, not $57. These are compact and fold down to less than 20". This means they can fit into the 1510 Pelican case. Stands not great for outside use if there is any wind and you have modifiers on the lights though.

https://www.adorama.co​m ...eyFMo3eHmeOIaAjcNEA​Lw_wcB (external link)


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Nov 10, 2017 10:42 |  #23

These are another version of the stands that TeamSpeed linked to.

https://mpex.com ...and-w-carrying-strap.html (external link)

I find Lumopro equipment to be pretty good. I have a couple of their 3-in-1 umbrellas ( https://mpex.com ...-43-compact-umbrella.html (external link) ) and their 8' light stands ( https://mpex.com ...ushioned-light-stand.html (external link) ). Good quality.




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Nov 10, 2017 18:24 |  #24

And, a budget minded knock off, for shoe string spenders like me...

https://www.amazon.com ...0&hsa_cr_id=2987597​810901 (external link)

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