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Oct 09, 2012 12:47 |  #1

Any one use the Strobie 130? Got an opinion or review.

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Oct 09, 2012 12:50 |  #2

Thats a hefty price tag for a manual flash. Its almost the cost of an alien bee 400 which would allow you to use a broader range of modifiers, albeit not with simple batteries.




  
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Oct 09, 2012 16:03 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #3

With a 44.00 dollar YN560 brand new, that would be a tough sale.


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Oct 09, 2012 16:10 |  #4

It kind of looks like a YN460.


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Oct 09, 2012 16:24 |  #5

Pretty big disparity in the guide numbers. The YN is listed at 38 and the strobie at 128 at 35mm. I dont know the full listing for the YN as the review was sketchy but they arent overly powerful.




  
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Oct 09, 2012 16:26 |  #6

I'm only saying that it looks like a YN460, because it does. I honestly didn't even look at the guide numbers.


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Oct 09, 2012 16:29 |  #7

bryank930 wrote in post #15100210 (external link)
I'm only saying that it looks like a YN460, because it does. I honestly didn't even look at the guide numbers.

I think they are trying to compete with the lumopro 120 which is another manual speedlite with lots of power.




  
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Oct 09, 2012 16:32 |  #8

The YN flashes guide numbers are expressed in meters. It does not specify but my guess this overpriced flash is listed in feet.



  
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Oct 09, 2012 16:48 as a reply to  @ dedsen's post |  #9

Going by the flash calculator photo it is in feet, so it has the same power as a Vivitar 283.


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Oct 10, 2012 09:12 |  #10

The label on the side of the extortionately priced unit gives the once-common (maybe 40+ years ago) method of calculating power setting. TOP LEFT of that label says GN128/8ft and GN100/6ft. Hence the GN is expressed in feet totally contrary to the modern convention. Wishful thinking on someone's part comparing this output with a 580EX or SB900 - which probably explains the obfuscation! Incidentally, guys, it's METRES not meters - they'se diff'rent animals altogether!

Still a hugely mediocre flash at a ridiculous price though. Perhaps it's a joke, maybe local LA humour which is totally lost on an Englishman?


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Oct 10, 2012 13:07 |  #11

Whortleberry wrote in post #15103113 (external link)
Incidentally, guys, it's METRES not meters - they'se diff'rent animals altogether!

Maybe on your side of the pond. :)

Quote from Wikipedia.
The metre (meter in American English (external link)), symbol m, is the fundamental unit (external link) of length in the International System of Units (external link) (SI).



  
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Oct 10, 2012 16:59 |  #12

Yes, Dale, as soon as I clicked 'Submit' I realised that it was probably one of those differences in spelling which only serve to colour ;) this wonderfully idiomatic language. "The common language which divides us". I stand corrected (but only on your side of the pond :rolleyes: ). Trans-Atlantic humbleness duly offered.

Just to highlight the differences as used in English English:
A METRE is a unit of measure in the metric system.
A METER is used to quantify that unit by actually measuring it.
Hence, we can meter a metre by using a metre meter - self explanatory(ish). But a tape measure is usually much easier. :lol:

Which is all bye the bye, and OK for a laugh or two. It's still a ludicrous price for a flashgun - or is it a speedlight; or even a speedlite. ???


Phil ǁ Kershaw Soho Reflex: 4¼" Ross Xpres, 6½" Aldis, Super XX/ABC Pyro in 24 DDS, HP3/Meritol Metol in RFH, Johnson 'Scales' brand flash powder. Kodak Duo Six-20/Verichrome Pan. Other odd bits over the decades, simply to get the job done - not merely to polish and brag about cos I'm too mean to buy the polish!
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May 18, 2014 20:01 |  #13

Old thread but do your homework folks.

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