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Dec 10, 2012 18:36 |  #3976

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Hyper Sync requires something like the MiniTT1 to fire the sync early. However, the Einsteins, at anything less than full power don't play well in Hypersync, The ABs will but the lower power settings are better. What were your power settings on the lights?

All my lights were at full power. I read manual and tried to use lower power settings, but I didn't have enough time and patience to get acceptable results. Nevertheless, even at full power I felt that I didn't have enough power.


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Dec 12, 2012 22:22 |  #3977

The alien Bee's are great lights. The company I work for owns over 1500 of the B800 lights which were purchased over 5 years ago. We have only had maybe 20 with some type of board or component failure but the majority we sent in were for physical damage from the photographer dropping them. Pretty reliable lights and the repairs were very reasonable. The most we were charged was about 40 dollars for each light. Decent turnaround time and very helpful staff. Don't forget to blow out the fan if it starts to look really dusty.




  
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Dec 13, 2012 22:55 |  #3978

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Dec 14, 2012 02:14 |  #3979

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Dec 17, 2012 08:42 |  #3980

Hello kind people, does anyone happen to know what kind of step up adapter ( not sure if this is the proper term ) is needed to fire my ABs with my cheapo wireless Cowboystudio triggers and the cord provided with them?


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Dec 17, 2012 17:19 |  #3981

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Dec 18, 2012 00:02 |  #3982

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Dec 19, 2012 10:15 |  #3983

jaspa wrote in post #15376607 (external link)
Hello kind people, does anyone happen to know what kind of step up adapter ( not sure if this is the proper term ) is needed to fire my ABs with my cheapo wireless Cowboystudio triggers and the cord provided with them?

which cheapo cowboy triggers do you have? What kind of cord comes with them? The AB's use a mini plug. So whatever the plug is on the trigger with a mini on the other end. www.flashzebra.com (external link) has a wide array of cords available.




  
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Dec 19, 2012 12:57 |  #3984

I'm brand new to the world of AB just got one AB800 with a shoot thru umbrella. Very excited to know more about strobes. Still learning with just a week on my hands.

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Dec 19, 2012 13:25 |  #3985

gonzogolf wrote in post #15385348 (external link)
which cheapo cowboy triggers do you have? What kind of cord comes with them? The AB's use a mini plug. So whatever the plug is on the trigger with a mini on the other end. www.flashzebra.com (external link) has a wide array of cords available.

Whoops, I've since figured out the situation. Was thinking about things completely backwards. I'll spare any details so I don't come across as a complete fool :D

Thanks a lot for your response and link though!


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Dec 21, 2012 14:36 |  #3986

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Dec 22, 2012 22:30 |  #3987

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Dec 24, 2012 11:37 |  #3988

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Always love pics with interesting uses of gels. One problem for me, (it may be just me! I'm a guy... :P) but my eyes go straight down since her crotch area is basically saying "look at me". well that's for me. I may just have a perverted mind or something. At least I'm honest.

... I think I need to seek some professional help


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Dec 24, 2012 12:08 |  #3989

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Always love pics with interesting uses of gels. One problem for me, (it may be just me! I'm a guy... :P) but my eyes go straight down since her crotch area is basically saying "look at me". well that's for me. I may just have a perverted mind or something. At least I'm honest.

... I think I need to seek some professional help

I wasn't going to say anything so as not to come off as a prude, but crotch shots, IMO, never work well. In this case the highlights on the wrinkles of her leather or leather like pants makes it even less becoming.

Going back for another look, the composition really does bring all the visual focus to her crotch, and the logo placement reinforces it.

I also am not a fan of the "pulled" processing look. I think it muddies the image.

The use of gels is interesting.


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Dec 24, 2012 14:34 |  #3990

I may have touched my Einstein bulb.

How can I test it to make sure it won't blow up on me when I need it? I've fired off a few flashes at full power and it seems okay. Do I need to "stress test" it some more?


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