snyder17315 wrote in post #14281299
I've been eyeing a pair of B800s (along with a Vagabond Mini) and I was looking for feedback about using them for outdoor shoots. Do you find them powerful enough to overpower the sun? Any quirks or big reasons to not get them? Something else you'd recommend around the same price range (i.e. $600/pr)
I'm also looking at their CyberSync system. What are the thoughts on that? Thanks!
Totally depends on your definition of overpower, what type of modifier you want to use, type of shots and time of day. A B800 with a silver beauty dish or a extreme silver PLM can do ok in some situations. If you want the sky to go dark, then I wouldn't advice a B800. A B1600 would be better. I use a WL X3200 (which is 1330 watt seconds) and have ran out of power using larger softboxes.
Here's a tip that will help. Even though your sync speed on your camera may only be 1/200 or 1/250, I can push it MUCH further than that outdoors, as long as anything lit by my strobe stays out of the portion of the frame where the shutter banding will be.
I was shooting at 1/400 and 1/500 using flash this weekend with no banding.
You could get a WL x3200, a B800 and a VML for under a grand.