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

 
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Dec 17, 2017 00:08 as a reply to post 18519784 |  #1321

The TTL question may be based more in personal experience than scientific data. I have heard that Godox TTL underexposes, I've heard that it overexposes, and I've heard that it's not as consistent as Canon's speedlights.

For me and the way I shoot TTL (weddings and events) I find the AD200 to be just as accurate as the ex600rt. But, I also find the ex600rt to be inconsistent. So I am saying that the two are equally inconsistent in my experience.

I know wedding photographers who shoot TTL and don't feel the need to adjust exposure in post. I do. With both systems, I always feel the need to push or pull exposure (at least a little bit) with either system.

Maybe that helps, maybe not... :-)


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Dec 17, 2017 00:09 |  #1322

Lotto wrote in post #18519777 (external link)
OK. I got the 430EX clasic, which has the same output of the EXII. Zoom head set to 35mm, no bounce. light meter says f11 at 6 feet. AD200 f22 at same distance.


That makes more sense to me. Four times the power, sounds right.


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Dec 17, 2017 02:34 |  #1323

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Dec 17, 2017 05:47 |  #1324

Wish they made a 360 version.

When or if they do I'll buy.


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Dec 17, 2017 07:37 |  #1325

I have a speedbox 60..the old version... It is really for a speedlight with a foot. Is there a way to use the AD200 with this modifier. I think it is similar to the GLOW..

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Dec 17, 2017 08:36 |  #1326

scorpio_e wrote in post #18519935 (external link)
I have a speedbox 60..the old version... It is really for a speedlight with a foot. Is there a way to use the AD200 with this modifier. I think it is similar to the GLOW..

https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=QsYq34pi2ss (external link)

Hi, If you search for images under 'SMDV to Bowens' you get this:

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. . does that get you half way there? Obviously it's plastic - and - uses small screws, so it's not going to be indestructible, but, used with an S mount for your AD200, it could be OK?




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Dec 17, 2017 08:45 |  #1327

I did a test a bit more controlled to compare the numbers shared above, f11 430exII on camera vs f22 AD200 on stand immediately next to the 430, exact same distance and zoom setting. To my eye, the exposures and zoom / coverage do not appear the same. Again, f18 would be closer to what f11 gave.

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Dec 17, 2017 08:59 |  #1328

bumpintheroad wrote in post #18519784 (external link)
How reliable are these in TTL mode?

I tried mine outdoors, shooting a small gokart event: winter, snow, dreary grey day, relatively fast moving objects. Camera on manual (slightly under exposed), AD200 on TTL. Seemed to work well in changing light levels, didn't notice any under or over exposure. I would probably go full manual when shooting in the dark.

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Dec 17, 2017 10:51 |  #1329

scorpio_e wrote in post #18519935 (external link)
I have a speedbox 60..the old version... It is really for a speedlight with a foot. Is there a way to use the AD200 with this modifier. I think it is similar to the GLOW..

https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=QsYq34pi2ss (external link)

Remove the plastic speedlight adapter on the back (three screws) and replace with this https://www.adorama.co​m/glsrpopsl.html (external link) . Then use with the bare bulb AD200.




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Dec 17, 2017 11:47 as a reply to post 18519479 |  #1330

I picked up the r2 pro transmitter recently, and It would not enable hss automatically like the original r2 transmitter did, at least I did not find a way to do it. Maybe a future firmware upgrade. Not a real big issue to me, but it would have been cool if it did it automatically.


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Dec 17, 2017 13:27 |  #1331

wolverinesr1 wrote in post #18520137 (external link)
I picked up the r2 pro transmitter recently, and It would not enable hss automatically like the original r2 transmitter did, at least I did not find a way to do it. Maybe a future firmware upgrade. Not a real big issue to me, but it would have been cool if it did it automatically.

Did you enable hss on the flash first? Seems like I went through something like that when I first got it too.




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Dec 17, 2017 14:21 |  #1332

Scoobert wrote in post #18520223 (external link)
Did you enable hss on the flash first? Seems like I went through something like that when I first got it too.

No, I did not, but with the original r2 it would automatically set the flash to hss if sync speed was exceeded. I will have to try that, thanks.


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Dec 17, 2017 14:59 |  #1333

wisv1k wrote in post #18519972 (external link)
I did a test a bit more controlled to compare the numbers shared above, f11 430exII on camera vs f22 AD200 on stand immediately next to the 430, exact same distance and zoom setting. To my eye, the exposures and zoom / coverage do not appear the same. Again, f18 would be closer to what f11 gave.
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The Canon Speedlite has wilder vertical coverage and lot more even spread at 35mm zoom than the Ad200 with fresnel head. That's one of the reasons we don't like direct measurement of flash/strobe with different reflectors behind the flash tube when comparing the max outputs.

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Dec 17, 2017 15:56 |  #1334

So running 2 TT685 with half opened umbrellas for rim lighting, and then a dual head AD200 and my old AD360, the shots look better than last year. The goal is to make the curtains completely disappear, while also separating the subjects so they don't blend into the blackness. This is a challenge for me, as I try to figure this all out. Lighting is an area I try to improve each year, I only do this specific session once a year. I can still make out the curtains, though, so this next Sunday, I will change things up a bit more. But I am getting to a point where the shots are almost where I need them right out of the camera.

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Dec 17, 2017 16:29 |  #1335

scorpio_e wrote in post #18519659 (external link)
I hated the menu system in the TT350 using it as a master. ( IMO) I am just sticking with the TT685 or the V860II

Same for me, I am keeping my TT350 as a backup to my V860II


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