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Nov 08, 2012 13:52 |  #46

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If you mount the 603 in the hot shoe as the trigger, then there is no place to mount a flash on the camera. If you attach the 603 to the PC sync port on your camera (providing it has one) then the hot shoe will be available for a flash.

thank you. I think it might have a pc sync port - although it may just be the USB. I'll look further into it--thanks for the clarification


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Nov 09, 2012 14:29 |  #47

dmward wrote in post #15219593 (external link)
If you mount the 603 in the hot shoe as the trigger, then there is no place to mount a flash on the camera. If you attach the 603 to the PC sync port on your camera (providing it has one) then the hot shoe will be available for a flash.

Wait a minute... I thought the RF-603's had a hot shoe on top so that you could mount it on camera and still bolt a flash on top, no? Correct me if I'm wrong please.


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Nov 13, 2012 08:20 |  #48

I wasn't sure where to post this without being one of those guys to devote an entirely new thread about it - but I just bought the 22" Kacey Beauty Dish a few minutes ago. I'm pretty thrilled and just had to get it off my chest!

I thought it was time I upgrade the light quality I give my clients. Umbrellas were fine, but there's just something about the beauty dish that was drawing me to it like a moth to a flame. My finances are super tight (thanks to the 5Dmark3) and wedding season ($$) is far off so I hope I made the right decision.

I also picked up the dual speedlight bracket and the diffuser sock. (the grid was sold out) I don't have an assistant while I do my location work which means I'm glued to the convenience of speedlights for the foreseeable future. The Elinchrom Quadra system was in my sights, but it's too much to carry around alone let alone the other 4 bags I already cart around on a wedding day. :/

I'm pretty psyched. I recently bought two CP-E4 "battery packs" to go with my canon speedlights. I should get decent power and recycle time at even 1/4 to 1/2 power for what I do. (outdoor, shade)

Anybody know the average light loss from a beauty dish?


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Nov 13, 2012 08:27 |  #49

Compared to what? What size umbrella have you been using?


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Nov 13, 2012 09:07 |  #50

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Compared to what? What size umbrella have you been using?

I've been using either a 45 or 60 inch white umbrella. I understand around 92% of the light from the strobe is reflected in this case, whereas it's around 97% for a silver umbrella. I was just curious about what kind of light loss to expect from a BD.


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Nov 13, 2012 18:46 |  #51

Okay, a quick test when I got home using a Elinchrom DLite4 on lowest power for both modifiers. Target was a light stand, face of both modifiers were parallel to the light stand.

Kacey 22" BD 36" away
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F5.0 18" above and below

33" Shoot through umbrella using Eli umbrella reflector 36" away
F5.6 center of test target
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With white ceiling 30" above center of target, there was enough bounce with the umbrella to add 1/3 of a stop. The kacey dish had no bounce, so it did not effect the exposure upper part of the exposure.


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Nov 13, 2012 21:01 |  #52

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Okay, a quick test when I got home using a Elinchrom DLite4 on lowest power for both modifiers. Target was a light stand, face of both modifiers were parallel to the light stand.

Kacey 22" BD 36" away
F7.0 center of test target
F5.6 9" above and below
F5.0 18" above and below

33" Shoot through umbrella using Eli umbrella reflector 36" away
F5.6 center of test target
F5.0 9" above and below
F4.5 18" above and below

With white ceiling 30" above center of target, there was enough bounce with the umbrella to add 1/3 of a stop. The kacey dish had no bounce, so it did not effect the exposure upper part of the exposure.

Whoa. Look at you! Keep that up and we'll have to start calling you TMR.


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Nov 13, 2012 23:04 |  #53

:lol::lol::lol:


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Nov 14, 2012 11:38 |  #54

Ralph, your links are dead?


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Nov 14, 2012 11:47 |  #55

They're not links. I'll bold them instead. I was just trying to highlight.
Dave, how much have you used your Kacey BD with speedlights?


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Nov 14, 2012 14:19 |  #56

Zero, I don't have a bracket solution for it yet.


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Nov 14, 2012 14:23 |  #57

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Zero, I don't have a bracket solution for it yet.

Man, should have bought my dual speedlite bracket.:D


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Nov 14, 2012 16:38 |  #58

I should have. Actually, I'm hoping to make/acquire a PCB mount speedlite bracket so I won't have to swap mounts going between einsteins and speedlites


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Nov 14, 2012 18:33 |  #59

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Whoa. Look at you! Keep that up and we'll have to start calling you TMR.

i've heard Ralph is already testing the new Cheetah products :lol:


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Nov 14, 2012 19:24 |  #60

I don't test animal thingies, I leave that to my wife, she enjoys seeing what the kitties like.


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