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Studio - Continuous or Flash Light??

 
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Jan 19, 2012 11:24 |  #16

For a basic home studio, would you recommend 2 strobes vs 1? thanks


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Jan 19, 2012 11:29 |  #17

PhotosGuy wrote in post #13731712 (external link)
Are you shooting a ton of them where a light box is a handy thing to have? Another DIY light box, with build and test pics

Hi,

No, I will be just doing a few items, as a hobbyist. Nothing fancy, but I will make a light box as per the DIY link.

Thanks!


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Jan 19, 2012 11:36 |  #18

mtimber wrote in post #13731286 (external link)
Elinchroms (the bxri's) at least can be controlled remotely.

So you can control the power settings from your camera, or indeed anywhere in the studio if you have a second trigger in your pocket.

That is incredibly useful.

Look for a system that is compatible both up and down the product chain.



"The B400 arrives with a sync cord allowing you to connect your camera to the unit to trigger the flash. The unit additionally has a built-in slave tripper to allow wireless firing. The unit has standard 120 VAC (50-60 Hz) power requirements and arrives with our 15-foot power cord to connect to a standard, grounded outlet for power."


Do the AB's not have this ability of remote control - or is the Elinchrom just a better system?

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Jan 19, 2012 14:42 |  #19

General_T wrote in post #13732118 (external link)
"The B400 arrives with a sync cord allowing you to connect your camera to the unit to trigger the flash. The unit additionally has a built-in slave tripper to allow wireless firing. The unit has standard 120 VAC (50-60 Hz) power requirements and arrives with our 15-foot power cord to connect to a standard, grounded outlet for power."


Do the AB's not have this ability of remote control - or is the Elinchrom just a better system?

Pretty much any decent strobe will come with a sync cord and will have a built-in slave sensor.

But when it comes to remotely adjusting the power level, that's where you get into proprietary systems. Alienbees can be adjusted remotely with certain components of their Cybersync system.
http://www.paulcbuff.c​om/cybersync.php (external link)

Elinchrom has their Skyport system but I don't know if it will adjust the power on the D-Lites or just their higher end models. Read specs carefully.

Editorial comment - Remote power adjustment capability usually isn't a big deal. You can always adjust them manually if they're within walking distance. There are situations where remote adjustment is handy, but I wouldn't make that part of the decision when choosing entry-level strobes. There's plenty of more important stuff to spend your money on - like a flash meter.


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Jan 19, 2012 15:30 |  #20

Basic studio, minimum 2 lights IMO.

^^Agree with the above on remote power adjustment, although I personally use it a lot and find it very useful.


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