Looking for some measurements if anyone is willing to oblige.
I'm considering a 28" beauty dish for fast outdoor lighting that will be generally used on a lighting stick to move quickly with a subject.
However, before I commit to it, I'm curious if I can get away with a speedlite. I have my 600Ws portable strobe. But, I'm really curious if I could manage at least fill in the sun with a speedlite at close proximity. Something like 4~5 feet, tops. Maybe closer. But probably more generally around 4 feet or so, just to be safe with estimations. I have the Flashpoint R2 TTL speedlite and the Yongnuo YN685. Their output are similar. I'm curious if anyone has one of these, or similar, equivalent, and wouldn't mind metering what a white interior beauty dish at 4 feet achieves. I would never need it to achieve greater than F2.8 output most likely. I'm usually at that, or larger, so it would serve as near key or high fill basically. Curious about it without a diffuser cap and with a diffuser cap.
I generally use a 10 inch reflector and my 600Ws which is very efficient, a fireball even.
I also use my 60" Softlighter II with my strobe.
But, I'm looking to see if I can add a fairly robust fast-light that can be held or put on a stand that doesn't just grab wind the way my 60" does, but is easier for spread when closer to the subject than my 10" reflector.