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Apr 16, 2011 01:27 |  #16

Mobile Studio Flash Quantuum R+ Dual Power with battery pack
I don't know how good are that specific model but i read interesting review about the follow line:
Studio Flash Quantuum Fomex HD
so i suppose should be good.

However the Elinchrom D-Lite 4 kit remain a good solution.
Naturally for outside use you should buy even a battery pack, the more cheap came from alienbees or innovatronix.




  
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Apr 16, 2011 01:33 |  #17

I already own two 580EXII's


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Apr 16, 2011 02:19 |  #18

Sure, you can continue at use your flash outside and the strobes only on indoor shoot, so no problem about battery packs.




  
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Apr 16, 2011 06:52 |  #19

Sounds like you're already headed a different direction, but many cheap eBay strobes have a very long T.1 time, making them useless if you plan to shoot subjects that are moving at all.




  
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Apr 16, 2011 07:53 |  #20

Does anybody who calls these things garbage actually have one or have used one?

I have been tempted many times to get one or similar, to go with my multitude of quality elinchrom stuff, just to prove to myself that I can take decent pictures with any equipment. Umbrella hole would probably be enough for me.

I say go for it, and let us all know how you get on with them.




  
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Apr 24, 2011 20:26 |  #21

Trailboy wrote in post #12233011 (external link)
Does anybody who calls these things garbage actually have one or have used one?

A fair question.


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Apr 24, 2011 20:44 |  #22

The only things I would not like about those lights would be the weak modeling light only 75watts and the universal mount.I have been using ebay lights for a few years now and like them . They are called mettle ,they also make flashpoints for adorama.For mounting a large softbox you need a sturdy mount.


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Apr 24, 2011 20:51 as a reply to  @ Maurice A.'s post |  #23

I'm not writing them off as I've never seen/used one, but I too would be concerned about the deformation of the casing with the modeling light use, because I do like having the option of using the modeling light when I work with subjects, and if the casing is deformed, I think it's pretty safe to say they'd be very hot, and without a handle, handling them could be pretty painful! If you want the flexibility to use it all day, I don't think these are the lights for you, but if you think the bill isn't too steep and you won't be using them intensively, they could work for you? I'd be a little leery of the power/color consistency from shot to shot, and 75watts is a little dim for me, but to each his own. Doesn't seem like we've found anyone who's used these yet, then?


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Apr 24, 2011 20:52 |  #24

The way that the flash head mounts, you likely would have trouble with a modifier larger than an umbrella without straining...


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Apr 24, 2011 21:33 |  #25

BrandonSi wrote in post #12220121 (external link)
I was going to suggest Alien Bees due to their crazy resale value, but I see you're in NSW, so AB's might be difficult to obtain. Elinchrom is great stuff, you certainly can't go wrong there.

nope, i dont own an AB's yet but there are sold down here

http://www.paulcbuff.c​om.au/cms/ (external link)


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Apr 24, 2011 21:36 |  #26

les_au wrote in post #12285983 (external link)
nope, i dont own an AB's yet but there are sold down here

http://www.paulcbuff.c​om.au/cms/ (external link)

Bees are a great way to go, I just hope the supply lines are not exponentially worse because you're so far from Tennessee. They're brilliant little lights for the money.


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Apr 24, 2011 23:02 as a reply to  @ anlenke's post |  #27

Your link is to a 220 volt model not a 110 volt.


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Apr 25, 2011 00:18 |  #28

Josh13 wrote in post #12286418 (external link)
Your link is to a 220 volt model not a 110 volt.


yeap, the OP is in australia, so he would need the 220 volt version


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