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Oct 13, 2013 13:44 |  #4336

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If I am gonna be triggering 2 alien bees and eventually I may slave in Speed lites, what are the best wireless units to get?!

As I recommended in my previous post, cactus v5 triggers are great! They can trigger anything that has a trigger port. I forgot the size exactly, but it's basically regular stereo headset plugs. Some speedlites have these ports, some don't. I know alien bees have this port though. Speedlites can also attach to the triggers via hotshoe as the top of the trigger has a hotshoe similar to a camera with a hotshoe on top of it.

When I'm shooting events, I have a cactus trigger sitting on my camera's hotshoe. Then I have my speedlite sitting on top of that trigger. That way, I can use my speedlite for walkaround use, and also trigger my other speedlites/bees around the building to brighten up the ambient lighting. :D


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Oct 13, 2013 13:57 |  #4337

Checking in...however, I haven't fired my ABs in anger yet. Einsteins with VMLs on CyberCommander. Also bought the white 22" beauty dish and the 86" PLM. Bought 2 32x48 folding softboxes on ebay rather than on PCB's website. Much cheaper yet still good quality.




  
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Oct 14, 2013 00:49 as a reply to  @ protege's post |  #4338

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Oct 14, 2013 01:45 |  #4339

An early holiday portrait of my girls. You can't go through their closet and pull out dresses without letting them wear 'em for at least a few minutes.

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Oct 14, 2013 02:24 |  #4340

Maybe it's just me and my sick/perverted mind... but whenever there's a photo with a girl with legs open and crotch area showing, my eyes go to it immediately.


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Oct 14, 2013 02:39 |  #4341

fashionrider wrote in post #16369192 (external link)
Maybe it's just me and my sick/perverted mind... but whenever there's a photo with a girl with legs open and crotch area showing, my eyes go to it immediately.

It's not just you. ;):lol:


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Oct 14, 2013 07:28 |  #4342

Will it be worth to buy an alien bee off eBay or just buy it from paulcbuff? I was thinking more of the warranty just didn't know if it was worth the gamble.


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Oct 14, 2013 09:03 |  #4343

OneDeep wrote in post #16369524 (external link)
Will it be worth to buy an alien bee off eBay or just buy it from paulcbuff? I was thinking more of the warranty just didn't know if it was worth the gamble.

Buff has a flat rate repair charge for ABs if I remember correctly.
I bought my first Bees via forum for sale posts. Never had a problem.
I bought my Einsteins from Buff. In both cases any repair work has been done quickly and inexpensively.


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Oct 14, 2013 10:22 |  #4344

fashionrider wrote in post #16369192 (external link)
Maybe it's just me and my sick/perverted mind... but whenever there's a photo with a girl with legs open and crotch area showing, my eyes go to it immediately.

I got crucified when I posted it on fstoppers FB page. All kinds of comments about the open legs. I'm just a fan of the light quality.


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Oct 14, 2013 14:43 |  #4345

king. wrote in post #16369959 (external link)
I got crucified when I posted it on fstoppers FB page. All kinds of comments about the open legs. I'm just a fan of the light quality.

That's what the crop tool in Lightroom and/or Photoshop is for, to get rid of extraneous or offending parts of an image. :-)


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Oct 14, 2013 15:37 |  #4346

king. wrote in post #16369959 (external link)
I got crucified when I posted it on fstoppers FB page. All kinds of comments about the open legs. I'm just a fan of the light quality.

oh... ok ok good. i mean, not good for you, but good for me because I was worried I was extremely perverted staring at the crotch area for a good hour. i mean... at first glance.

... i definitely don't stare at girl's privates for that long.... majority of the time... okay I tend to do it a lot.


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Oct 15, 2013 00:21 |  #4347

dmward wrote in post #16370657 (external link)
That's what the crop tool in Lightroom and/or Photoshop is for, to get rid of extraneous or offending parts of an image. :-)

Where would you crop it?


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Oct 15, 2013 00:42 |  #4348

just above the top of her shorts


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Oct 15, 2013 01:45 |  #4349

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Oct 15, 2013 16:46 |  #4350

king. wrote in post #16371986 (external link)
Where would you crop it?

Right at the top of the water bottle nipple. which is just a bit higher than the suggested top of running shorts.
If you get low enough so the shadow shows, then you have the problem of the shadow implying that maybe she is pantless.


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