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Flashpoint eVOLV 200 R2 TTL Pocket Flash | (AD200) Thoughts?

 
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Dec 11, 2017 13:17 |  #1261

Love the modeling light, but it drains the battery lot quicker. The chrome plate on the Ad200 body where the head is inserted into, is quite thin, will bend when get knocked hard, so be careful when handing with the AD-B2.


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Dec 11, 2017 13:37 |  #1262

RDKirk wrote in post #18515237 (external link)
Third, it's faster to get into action if you actually always use it with a modifier anyway (keep the bulb mounted), and sturdier on the stand with a light modifier attached.

After buying one bracket and using it. I got three more. They are definitely the way to go with a single AD200 if using S mount modifiers.
Don't use the modeling light much but it nice to have the option.


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Dec 11, 2017 15:05 |  #1263

How is the twin head bracket with a single AD200 better than one for the $20.00 S brackets we use for the AD360? (assume that my AD200 fits these old S brackets with no mod or issue,... because they do :) )


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Dec 11, 2017 15:16 |  #1264

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18515578 (external link)
How is the twin head bracket with a single AD200 better than one for the $20.00 S brackets we use for the AD360? (assume that my AD200 fits these old S brackets with no mod or issue,... because they do :) )

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Dec 11, 2017 18:30 |  #1265

I wish AD200 light stand mount was deeper. Right now it is crooked when installing on my avenger stands. AD600 no issue. Little things but those matter (at least to me).


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Dec 11, 2017 19:30 |  #1266

Tigerkn wrote in post #18515125 (external link)
Link? or it didn't happen :)


OH it happened *LOL*..https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=reSd896awKk (external link)


Still I don't know... Messing around with bulbs... I think it would take a hard fall if it crashed tot he ground.


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Dec 11, 2017 19:32 |  #1267

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18515578 (external link)
How is the twin head bracket with a single AD200 better than one for the $20.00 S brackets we use for the AD360? (assume that my AD200 fits these old S brackets with no mod or issue,... because they do :) )


Exactly what I think too:)


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Dec 11, 2017 20:40 |  #1268

scorpio_e wrote in post #18515733 (external link)
Still I don't know... Messing around with bulbs... I think it would take a hard fall if it crashed tot he ground.

Negative. my kids hit one of my 200 when it just came out of the box. It was placed on a stand about 4' up and there it went crashing down.... hit the ground... bulb broke... the metal plate where the heads swap bent... had to remove it and straighten it.

Yup. Don't drop nothing.


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Dec 11, 2017 20:47 |  #1269

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18515578 (external link)
How is the twin head bracket with a single AD200 better than one for the $20.00 S brackets we use for the AD360? (assume that my AD200 fits these old S brackets with no mod or issue,... because they do :) )

The posts right above yours.




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Dec 12, 2017 03:51 |  #1270

bobbyz wrote in post #18515693 (external link)
I wish AD200 light stand mount was deeper. Right now it is crooked when installing on my avenger stands. AD600 no issue. Little things but those matter (at least to me).

And me. What do you do to keep things safe?

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Dec 12, 2017 04:02 |  #1271

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18515578 (external link)
How is the twin head bracket with a single AD200 better than one for the $20.00 S brackets we use for the AD360? (assume that my AD200 fits these old S brackets with no mod or issue,... because they do :) )

It's very minor but I find it awkward getting the Bowens mount adapter onto a AD200 (there's a little ridge on either end that makes it a tight fit), tempted to buy the AD-B2 just to avoid that.




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Dec 12, 2017 05:43 |  #1272

It takes a scissors and 20 sec to trim a bit of rubber from the padding to allow easy insertion of the AD200.


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Dec 12, 2017 06:07 as a reply to TeamSpeed's post |  #1273

Great advice and it works..


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Dec 12, 2017 09:31 |  #1274

My Adorama kit with the new controller, twin bracket adapter and other goodies arrived yesterday.

Had a very quick play with the new controller, and it really looks like it is what I was hoping it would be, ie: a marriage of the XT32's ease of use and simple menus, with the ETTL and other flexibility of the X1T. It looks like there is more to it that I will find when i get more of a chance to play.

I was in no rush to replace my AD360's but now that I have a matching pair of AD200, I am sure they will see vastly more on location use due to the absolutely non-debatable ease of use and portability. The 360s with there increased power and much more beefy batteries will remain for extended shoots in more controlled environments. (I suspect)


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Dec 12, 2017 09:59 |  #1275

I need to sell my last 360 and ya... a lot of other things.

Who needs a brand new 6d2 lol


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