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Nov 26, 2010 15:18 |  #2536

^^ wow!


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Nov 26, 2010 15:22 as a reply to  @ post 11349805 |  #2537

Very nice Mic. I really like this image. :cool:


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Nov 26, 2010 15:40 |  #2538

So I've talked myself into picking up the Quadra in January but I need them for a shoot for a company's website in mid December so I will end up renting it from the local shop in Portland. This will be a pretty big step up from the cheap YN-460's and RF602 setup. Is there much of a learning curve with the Quadra? Should I go in early and play around with it first to get the hang of it so I'm not fumbling around with it the day of the shoot?


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Nov 26, 2010 15:54 |  #2539

ni$mo350 wrote in post #11349957 (external link)
So I've talked myself into picking up the Quadra in January but I need them for a shoot for a company's website in mid December so I will end up renting it from the local shop in Portland. This will be a pretty big step up from the cheap YN-460's and RF602 setup. Is there much of a learning curve with the Quadra? Should I go in early and play around with it first to get the hang of it so I'm not fumbling around with it the day of the shoot?

I would definitely recommend that you familiarize yourself with the system prior to your shoot. If you already understand light and lighting then nothing changes.


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Nov 26, 2010 16:00 |  #2540

It's more the controls using the skyports that I'm worried about than the levels. I understand light and how to utilize/measure it properly but never had the pleasure of using the skyports yet. I'll stop by early just in case and play around with them a bit. Thanks.

I might as well ask here too. I went through the quadra thread and this thread but can't seem to get a firm answer on if the 2 head quadra kit comes with 2 batteries or one. Ideally I'd like one head per battery to utilize both at full power. Some reviews mention that when they're shooting with one, the other battery is charging and they just keep swapping back and forth during longer shoots.


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Nov 26, 2010 16:07 |  #2541

ni$mo350 wrote in post #11350054 (external link)
It's more the controls using the skyports that I'm worried about than the levels. I understand light and how to utilize/measure it properly but never had the pleasure of using the skyports yet. I'll stop by early just in case and play around with them a bit. Thanks.

I might as well ask here too. I went through the quadra thread and this thread but can't seem to get a firm answer on if the 2 head quadra kit comes with 2 batteries or one. Ideally I'd like one head per battery to utilize both at full power. Some reviews mention that when they're shooting with one, the other battery is charging and they just keep swapping back and forth during longer shoots.

That's what I mean. The 'system' includes controls on the Quadra, cables, hardware and the Skyports.


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Nov 26, 2010 16:08 |  #2542

I like the feel of the image, Mic.

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Nov 26, 2010 16:11 |  #2543

It already does :(


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Nov 26, 2010 16:12 |  #2544

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That's what I mean. The 'system' includes controls on the Quadra, cables, hardware and the Skyports.

That means I'll stop by there tomorrow to get a good luck at what I'll be dealing with. Thanks again! I'm excited to be getting proper lighting equipment soon.


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Nov 26, 2010 16:16 |  #2545

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That means I'll stop by there tomorrow to get a good luck at what I'll be dealing with. Thanks again! I'm excited to be getting proper lighting equipment soon.

You're going to love it and as you already know, Elinchrom gear is highly addictive. ;)


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Nov 26, 2010 16:18 |  #2546

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From a four-day shoot we started yesterday here in Melbourne. This was in St Michael's church, which is a great building.

Lit with an Elinchrom Quadra (channel B) into a 145cm x 145cm indirect Quadra softbox. 1/250th, ISO 50, 1.2 (1DsmkIII, 85/1.2)

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Nov 26, 2010 16:29 as a reply to  @ fivegallon's post |  #2547

Aurielle again. Hope you guys are not getting tired of her. I have 1 or 2 more to post.

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Nov 26, 2010 16:35 |  #2548

Hi all--
Just got the 500/500 BXRI kit and looking forward to exploring the lights and learning so much from the amazing examples here. So now the fun begins- 2 strobes and soft boxes are better than the 580EXII that I was playing with off camera before.
And love the lighting Ryan ^^^^ --- can only hope to get there one day!


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Nov 26, 2010 16:44 |  #2549

rohicks wrote in post #11350165 (external link)
Aurielle again. Hope you guys are not getting tired of her. I have 1 or 2 more to post.

1 or 2 more sets and I still would not be tiered. Looks like there is something white above her eye.

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Hi all--
Just got the 500/500 BXRI kit and looking forward to exploring the lights and learning so much from the amazing examples here. So now the fun begins- 2 strobes and soft boxes are better than the 580EXII that I was playing with off camera before.
And love the lighting Ryan ^^^^ --- can only hope to get there one day!

Congrats!!! i have that set up.


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Nov 26, 2010 17:33 |  #2550

ni$mo350 wrote in post #11350054 (external link)
It's more the controls using the skyports that I'm worried about than the levels. I understand light and how to utilize/measure it properly but never had the pleasure of using the skyports yet. I'll stop by early just in case and play around with them a bit. Thanks.

I might as well ask here too. I went through the quadra thread and this thread but can't seem to get a firm answer on if the 2 head quadra kit comes with 2 batteries or one. Ideally I'd like one head per battery to utilize both at full power. Some reviews mention that when they're shooting with one, the other battery is charging and they just keep swapping back and forth during longer shoots.


If it hasn't been addressed, yes you get two batteries with the kit but only one pack to connect the heads to. The packs have interchangeably batteries so when it runs flat you can switch it out, but your two heads will share the same pack and same 400ws at a 2 to 1 ratio.


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