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Mar 27, 2013 09:21 |  #46

I have 6 if you include my studio strobe. Mainly I have bought one at an time.

1x 580EXII
1x YN568EX
1x LP160
1x SB24
1x DF400MZ
1x AB400


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Mar 27, 2013 09:56 |  #47

4 600EX-RTs + STE3-RT
3 Di866 + YN-622c
3 YN 560 + RF-603
1 CL-180 + CL-Tx/Rx & Cells-II
4 E640 monolights + Cyber Commander & Cyber Sync

Lots of AA battery packs for the speedlites, 3 VMLs for the E640s and the CL4500 for the CL-180

The 600s get most of the use for speedlite applications, the others are kind of left overs, but get used when doing product shooting on table.

The CL-180 is for beta testing, I'll add some CL-360s when available, they fit nicely between speedlites and monolights for me.

The E640s are used mostly for fashion, portraiture, other work where big modifiers are the norm.

Lots of modifies and light stands.


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Mar 27, 2013 10:26 |  #48

4 right now seems good for me, But I'm really liking that new Cheetah light from the bare bulb thread, that might be my next one.
1 50exii
1 yn565
1yn 568
1lp160


---------------Camera, Lens, Flash stuff.. but still wanting more

  
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Mar 27, 2013 10:29 |  #49

I sold my 550 ex and 430ex1 and bought 2 580ex2, 2 430ex so I can control the power directly from my camera using my yn622.

I also have 3 photogenic strobes.



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Mar 27, 2013 10:35 |  #50

seven.... It's pretty rare that I'm using more than 3 or 4 at a time... but it's nice to have the option to add a few here and there as needed.


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Mar 27, 2013 10:50 |  #51

1 x 580exII
1 x 580ex
2x 430 exII
A few yonguno's.

Still not enough...




  
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Mar 27, 2013 11:06 |  #52

john123 wrote in post #15761441 (external link)
1 x 580exII
1 x 580exII

2x 430 exII
A few yonguno's.

Still not enough...

Is that equal to 2 x 580EX II? Or did you mean
1 x 580EX II
1 x 580EX?

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Mar 27, 2013 11:18 |  #53

Two: 580 EX II, Vivitar 285HV. Looking for an optical slave trigger for the 285 that will work with my 7D (pop-up) master.


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Mar 27, 2013 11:24 |  #54

I have three.
1x 600 EX
1x 580 EXII
1X Yyonguno.




  
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Mar 27, 2013 11:35 |  #55

kaigraphy wrote in post #11377347 (external link)
The guess the general answer is the more the better of cause up to a point....I'll probably put it at say 8-12 speedlight...over 12 is probably overkill...

few example where more speedlights helped....
for hss and high fire rate since each speed lights can be set at a lower power to archive the same output as 1 speedlight...This setup is about as complex as you can possibly get (and expensive) full ttl control using radiop popper
http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=xNDAINwhTWU (external link) < 8 speed lights

and sometime to overpower the sun...
http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=89yRPwPNS2s (external link) < lastolite triflash <3 speed lights

I have four 600 but I might get 2 more after watching the first video :)


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Mar 27, 2013 11:39 |  #56

4 YN 460ii's
1 YN560

Use a lot of constant lights for indoor work like my Linco Flora, LED lights (300LED ring light and 2 160LED panels), and DIY Joe Edelman type setup.


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Mar 27, 2013 11:41 as a reply to  @ Kronie's post |  #57

Seven.

2 550Exs
2 580EXs
3 580EXs mk2.

Only because I've never sold anything. I never set out to buy or collect 7 battery strobes but the 550's are absolutely ages old and still work perfectly. Same for the STe-2 which was purchased along with the 550's. That was when the EOS5 came out with eye focus ... folk remember that one?

Having said that the above was purchased when the UKP was strong and kit was much cheaper then than it is now. :(


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Mar 27, 2013 12:03 |  #58

Currently just two - a YN560 and YN560II - firing with Phottix Stratto II's. Really been meaning to add a couple more 560II's.


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Mar 27, 2013 13:16 |  #59

I have 7. 580 EXii, 580 EX, 430EX and 4 Nikon SB-28's. More than I need. I plan on selling the 4 SB-28's and sticking to 3 speedlites.




  
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Mar 27, 2013 15:19 |  #60
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I have two speedlites, which is one more than I need. If I need more light than a single 580 EXII can provide, I pull out the studio strobes.

Truthfully, I only use a speedlite mounted in the shoe if I'm carrying a camera around at night. Dealing with slow recycle, limited output, AA-batteries, etc. is a PITA. Since I don't shoot events, I try to stay away from speedlites. I have a tremendous amount of respect for the talented event photographers that can create some astounding images using a bag full of speedlites. They really know how to use their equipment, and they have managed to deal with the recycle and AA-battery shortcomings. My hat is tipped in their direction.




  
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