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Nov 03, 2011 07:39 |  #76

Shot using a Genesis 300B, and 22' Fotodiox Beauty dish.

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Nov 03, 2011 09:43 |  #77

Wow, I really like that third one, Zansho. I'm surprised a 200 had the juice to produce that much light through a SB.


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Nov 03, 2011 09:52 |  #78

I think it was slightly overpowered, to be honest - I almost lost my highlights shooting at F5.6, so I had to drop it down to F8. The Genesis was around 3/4th power though... and about 3 feet away from the subjects.


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Nov 03, 2011 12:13 |  #79

Zansho wrote in post #13347462 (external link)
and about 3 feet away from the subjects.

Ah, that's where the power is coming from.

I've always had trouble positioning a SB that close to the subject without it intruding on my shot. It looks like it was a little high and a little to your right, but it also looks like you were shooting with a pretty long lens. Any special trick to keeping it out of your shot?


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Nov 03, 2011 13:25 |  #80

Nothing special at all :). I just used a mini-boom on a sandbagged C-stand to hold the light for me, lifted up about 6 feet high, subjects sitting so that makes it easier. I just positioned the light to JUST out of my field of view. This way I can just lower or raise it, and still not have the stand or SB in the photo.

If I recall, I was using the 24-70 2.8.


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Nov 03, 2011 13:29 |  #81

Thanks for the insights.


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Nov 03, 2011 14:28 |  #82

Anyone have a blown (faulty) genesis?

I have two 200's and I recently brought one out to shoot and was surprised to find that one doesn't work. I have no idea why it does, but when I turn it on, everything seems fine (modeling light, beeps, clicking) except for the actual pop.

The flash tube is not damaged either. What could be the problem?


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Nov 03, 2011 14:32 |  #83

You have anything in there to trigger it? :)


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Nov 03, 2011 15:10 |  #84

haha yes, and I've pressed the test button as well


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Nov 03, 2011 15:30 |  #85

You got me there... I'd call calumet and just have them ship you another unit.


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Nov 03, 2011 16:51 |  #86

Is the ground coil spring still around the flash tube?
I had that happen on one of the work 400s and the results were exactly as you describe.


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Nov 04, 2011 11:12 |  #87

Hmmm hey where's all the Genisis supporters


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Nov 04, 2011 22:28 as a reply to  @ Hollywoodgt's post |  #88

Well I did it kind of...went there with all intentions of buying the Genesis and when I got there the salesman had 2 almost brand new sets of Travellite 750. One kit had the remotes and like I said mint, plastic still on some of the parts and like $400.00 less per kit. So I pulled the trigger...hope I don;t regret buying the Genesis? Hey I'm I kicked out of the club now?


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Nov 07, 2011 16:13 |  #89

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Genesis 300B with silver beauty dish.

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Dec 16, 2011 19:40 |  #90

Genesis 200 w/ 22" Speedotron beauty dish.

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