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Jul 26, 2011 07:09 |  #2341

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Also when is the pocketwizard MC2 coming out?

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NOW AVAILABLE: PocketWizard® PowerMC2 - International version
(7/25/2011) - The International version of the PocketWizard® PowerMC2 (external link) is now available.


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Jul 26, 2011 18:21 |  #2342

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Jul 26, 2011 20:00 |  #2343

Phil,
Nice. But, the key light on upper body and face is coming from camera right.
Shadows on her legs have key light coming from camera left.


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Jul 26, 2011 21:02 |  #2344

dmward wrote in post #12828241 (external link)
Phil,
Nice. But, the key light on upper body and face is coming from camera right.
Shadows on her legs have key light coming from camera left.

the light camera left is really a 1/4 or less stop lower than the key...so it's like a fill... rest is pp


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Jul 26, 2011 22:51 |  #2345

i did a shoot with a band from sherman tx called kid liberty here is one of the pictures. it was lit with a b1600 in a large octabox about 8.5 ft high angled down slightly and a b800 at the rear kind of feathered to give some separation and also light the background a bit. triggered using cybercommander 5d classic with a 50mm f/1.4 at f/10 1/160

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Jul 27, 2011 14:13 |  #2346

Joining the club with a single B800 :D Now I'm hooked to strobe lighting... I anticipate getting another B800 or maybe even a B1600 in the near future


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Jul 27, 2011 15:00 |  #2347

Joining the club with a single B800 Now I'm hooked to strobe lighting... I anticipate getting another B800 or maybe even a B1600 in the near future

....yep, have fun with it. It opens up a whole new world. Being in control of light instead of "being at the mercy of available light !"
Don't forget: you gotta post up some photos taken with it ! :D


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Jul 27, 2011 15:09 as a reply to  @ george m w's post |  #2348

Second part of my first post, hope you like it ;)

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Jul 27, 2011 17:29 |  #2349

george m w wrote in post #12832866 (external link)
....yep, have fun with it. It opens up a whole new world. Being in control of light instead of "being at the mercy of available light !"
Don't forget: you gotta post up some photos taken with it ! :D

Definitely. It seems like I've managed to kill my RF-602 already so I need to wait for a replacement :(

I'm really tempted to pick up a cyber commander :D


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Jul 27, 2011 17:56 |  #2350

delsol9400 wrote in post #12816424 (external link)
Thanks :) It was a pretty wild engagement session here in SWFL. No, I didn't tell him to curl his toes.. lol. I have the Kacey Adaptor. I have several different Elinchrom softboxes... but since going Einstein I am going to sell them all off except the Deep Octa. I find it annoying in quick situations to have to keep moving the kacey adaptor from box to box.. Just going to buy the foldable Buff boxes and see how they work out.. Plus to buy multiple Kacey adaptors is kinda expensive... Despite what many hear say, I've actually experienced some quality control issues with Elinchrom boxes... so I'm not totally in love with them... Including peeling silver lining, corrosion on the rivets of the Elinchrom rings... and bending of the metal part of the Elinchrom ring that connects to the strobe.


I just got a DO for some testing. I have a couple of knock off octaboxes and lots of PLMs. I keep hearing about the "special" light from the DO so I thought I'd give it a go.

When I put it together this afternoon I thought the fabric was thin. Especially compared to the fabric on Buff soft boxes. Even the knock off fabric seems tougher than the DO.

I was pleased with how easy the DO was to assemble. I'm a big fan of the umbrella foldable type soft box. My first test was not favorable for the DO. But I want to do more extensive testing before I decide.


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Jul 27, 2011 20:38 |  #2351

dmward wrote in post #12833821 (external link)
My first test was not favorable for the DO

What did you think of it?
When I first tried a friend's (on a Quadra), my impression was gridded softlighter (no diffuser). Slightly shiny skin, but the flaps give it an almost gridded falloff at the edges...


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Jul 27, 2011 22:50 |  #2352

kenyee wrote in post #12834545 (external link)
What did you think of it?
When I first tried a friend's (on a Quadra), my impression was gridded softlighter (no diffuser). Slightly shiny skin, but the flaps give it an almost gridded falloff at the edges...

I'm going to do some more testing before I say anything one way or the other.
Everyone seems to have a go to modifier. Mine happens to be a silver PLM. Others, especially those with Elis, love the DO. Probably more because its the best Eli modifier more than because its the best light provider without exception.

At the moment I happen to be in a position where I can do some objective comparisons.


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Jul 28, 2011 00:53 |  #2353

dmward wrote in post #12833821 (external link)
I just got a DO for some testing. I have a couple of knock off octaboxes and lots of PLMs. I keep hearing about the "special" light from the DO so I thought I'd give it a go.

When I put it together this afternoon I thought the fabric was thin. Especially compared to the fabric on Buff soft boxes. Even the knock off fabric seems tougher than the DO.

I was pleased with how easy the DO was to assemble. I'm a big fan of the umbrella foldable type soft box. My first test was not favorable for the DO. But I want to do more extensive testing before I decide.

Can you post any pictures?


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Jul 28, 2011 11:35 |  #2354

Sig Pi,
Just posted this thread: https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1073186

Complete with comparative images and description of testing method.


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Jul 28, 2011 11:44 |  #2355

dmward wrote in post #12837696 (external link)
Sig Pi,
Just posted this thread: https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1073186

Complete with comparative images and description of testing method.

Thanks for taking the time to do this!!! I know it seems tedious when doing this kind of stuff. I have done it a few times. :D


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