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Dec 07, 2010 18:49 |  #121

PhilF wrote in post #11413031 (external link)
I use PWs because it's the industry's standard.. everytime I use a studio or someone else's gear ...usually it's setup for PWs... so... there ya go.

same reason I'm still using PWs. then again cyber syncs were not available when I got into off camera lighting.


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Dec 07, 2010 19:56 as a reply to  @ rodal126's post |  #122

Plus if you use a Sekonic meter it will trigger your PW's!

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Dec 07, 2010 20:00 |  #123

PW's are great but i dont really see the price tag on them worth it as Vs the cybersyncs. If you need to remotely fire your camera then get the PW's. Otherwise the cybersyncs will work just as great. I actually found my cybersyncs are sometimes more reliable than my PWS. Some other things like light meters in the industry are setup for PW's because their the "professional" grade use. But eh, i dont use a meter very often and if i do, sync cords work great.




  
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Dec 07, 2010 20:01 as a reply to  @ Dennio's post |  #124

I'm so used to metering it happens naturally for me. My thing is being able to use HSS, which seems only possible with FlexTT5's compared to the CyberSyncs... Unless I'm wrong.


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Dec 07, 2010 20:06 |  #125

Rhinestone wrote in post #11413417 (external link)
Plus if you use a Sekonic meter it will trigger your PW's!

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With a Cyber commander you can fire your cybersyncs and meter as well, oh ya, and adjust power levels. I have tested the meter in the CC and it showed the same reading as my buddies Sekonic. So, i guess if you already have a Sekonic then you have a point. Otherwise, I see the Cyber Commandeer and Cyber Syncs as a more useful option.


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Dec 08, 2010 00:17 |  #126

I've been using cybersyncs without fail and they do the job wonderfully!


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Dec 08, 2010 06:29 |  #127

Dennio wrote in post #11413430 (external link)
PW's are great but i dont really see the price tag on them worth it as Vs the cybersyncs. If you need to remotely fire your camera then get the PW's. Otherwise the cybersyncs will work just as great. I actually found my cybersyncs are sometimes more reliable than my PWS. Some other things like light meters in the industry are setup for PW's because their the "professional" grade use. But eh, i dont use a meter very often and if i do, sync cords work great.

PWs are the industry standard and are worth every penny! I've NEVER had one fail! EVER! However, I have watched friends (occasionally) fight their cybersyncs. Just my $.02...


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Dec 08, 2010 12:27 |  #128

How sensitive are Bees to cold weather?

I need to do some indoor headshots on Friday, but for the desired group shot, it appears we'll need to gather 15 or so people outdoors. It'll probably be about 35 degrees.

I'm not going to crack a flash tube or anything, am I? (Provided I let them cool off briefly from the inside shooting before taking them outside.)


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Dec 08, 2010 20:10 |  #129

johnbergsing wrote in post #11415499 (external link)
PWs are the industry standard and are worth every penny! I've NEVER had one fail! EVER! However, I have watched friends (occasionally) fight their cybersyncs. Just my $.02...

i guess this could go both ways. Yes PW's are the industry standard but in my case, i use PWs in the studio daily and they have failed on me before. Use the cybersyncs outdoors and they have yet to fail on me.




  
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Dec 08, 2010 20:53 |  #130

I use Cybersyncs and have never had a problem with them.

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Dec 09, 2010 08:18 |  #131

ToddR wrote in post #11417150 (external link)
I need to do some indoor headshots on Friday, but for the desired group shot, it appears we'll need to gather 15 or so people outdoors. It'll probably be about 35 degrees.

Doubt you have anything to worry about. There's a WL owner who shoots trains in Dakota winters in the middle of a snowstorm. That's far worse than you'll put yours through ;)


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Dec 09, 2010 11:18 |  #132

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Dec 09, 2010 13:17 |  #133

any advice as to what light modifier I should get for my new AB800 that's coming in? should I be looking at a medium sized octobox or just a large softbox? Looking to get some nice xmas family portaits with a seamless grey paper background.... Thanks.


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Dec 09, 2010 13:20 |  #134

asaulo1 wrote in post #11423516 (external link)
any advice as to what light modifier I should get for my new AB800 that's coming in? should I be looking at a medium sized octobox or just a large softbox? Looking to get some nice xmas family portaits with a seamless grey paper background.... Thanks.

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Dec 09, 2010 14:53 |  #135

Mang Phil, I know I'll come across as a total noob for this but what is a STU?

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