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Nov 20, 2014 11:47 |  #1

not my kickstarter but what do you guys think about this?!
https://www.kickstarte​r.com …-control-for-flash-and-ca (external link)

I see it as a gamechanger. Dont need a lighting assistant anymore! Kinda bulky looking though.




  
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Nov 20, 2014 18:47 |  #2

I am in for 1 :)


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Nov 20, 2014 20:49 |  #3

kaitanium wrote in post #17283647 (external link)
not my kickstarter but what do you guys think about this?!
https://www.kickstarte​r.com …-control-for-flash-and-ca (external link)

I see it as a gamechanger. Dont need a lighting assistant anymore! Kinda bulky looking though.

Also looks like really no mention of using modifiers.


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Nov 21, 2014 06:41 |  #4

bhursey wrote in post #17284527 (external link)
Also looks like really no mention of using modifiers.

Good question... I am not using modifiers at events :)


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Nov 21, 2014 07:27 |  #5

bhursey wrote in post #17284527 (external link)
Also looks like really no mention of using modifiers.

2.2 pound max weight and that is centered over the cold shoe, i'm guessing all but the smallest modifiers hanging off the front of a flash would be too much.

Interesting product, would probably be more useful to me as a camera stand, but i don't have a small camera so . . .


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Nov 21, 2014 10:31 |  #6

Yum Yum got to get me one


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Nov 21, 2014 11:32 |  #7

Seems like a good idea although it looks a little fragile. Not sure how well it would hold up under usage especially with a full time photographer.




  
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Nov 21, 2014 12:16 |  #8

I have an acquaintance who has met the designer, the biggest question I have is related to workflow.

So I take an image, realize the spill is too great and want to adjust where the flash is pointed, I then have to pull out my phone, connect to the panlight, adjust it by 3 degrees, wait for stepper motor to adjust flash, take image, adjust, wait,

I just see it as being easier to tell someone to go move the flash, or me walk across the floor to adjust the light and move on, I just don't see a good way to keep a controller (phone or other) near me to move the "Panlight"


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Nov 21, 2014 13:24 |  #9

Dave3222 wrote in post #17285382 (external link)
Seems like a good idea although it looks a little fragile. Not sure how well it would hold up under usage especially with a full time photographer.

the guy is a well know wedding photographer so i think hes probably put his test unit though its paces.

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I have an acquaintance who has met the designer, the biggest question I have is related to workflow.

So I take an image, realize the spill is too great and want to adjust where the flash is pointed, I then have to pull out my phone, connect to the panlight, adjust it by 3 degrees, wait for stepper motor to adjust flash, take image, adjust, wait,

I just see it as being easier to tell someone to go move the flash, or me walk across the floor to adjust the light and move on, I just don't see a good way to keep a controller (phone or other) near me to move the "Panlight"

dont think you use a phone to connect. video shows a simple remote control. Sometimes you cant get to your flash easily. Ive been in many situations like that, especially at crowded receptions. This totally allows me to put a flash way in the corner and not have to worry about if I can get to it fast enough. But sure if yuo have the $ to hire a guy to move it, that be the best.




  
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Nov 21, 2014 13:50 |  #10

YUP YUP^^^^
If i have to walk 20 feet to move a flash, how many shots em i going to miss out on. Maybe down the line he will build a studio strobe version. Got to start somewhere and I think this is a great item, Alot cheaper then what I paid for my remote boom arm. ;)


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Nov 21, 2014 14:07 |  #11

It is a PITA to get across a dance floor at times. A lot easier to use a remote. I can see shooting a first dance and moving the light as the couple moves across the floor. It worth a look IMO.


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Nov 21, 2014 18:43 |  #12

kaitanium wrote in post #17285577 (external link)
the guy is a well know wedding photographer so i think hes probably put his test unit though its paces.

My comment was about the construction of the device only. There's no mention of the materials or how it was constructed. On the panlight web page there is a picture showing a flashgun and trigger mounted, and it appears that the weight is causing the base to separate. Just an opinion, nothing more.




  
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Nov 21, 2014 18:55 |  #13

My issue would be batteries. It would suck to need to move it and have the batteries in the remote or panlight itself die on you. If you think you would miss a shot by having to physically walk over and move the light, how is it going to be when you have to walk over and dig out batteries from your bag and then go the panlight and change batteries.

This wouldn't be that useful for me so my input doesn't really matter but I try to avoid putting extra items in my bag that need more batteries.




  
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Nov 21, 2014 23:08 |  #14

the flying moose wrote in post #17286063 (external link)
My issue would be batteries. It would suck to need to move it and have the batteries in the remote or panlight itself die on you. If you think you would miss a shot by having to physically walk over and move the light, how is it going to be when you have to walk over and dig out batteries from your bag and then go the panlight and change batteries.

This wouldn't be that useful for me so my input doesn't really matter but I try to avoid putting extra items in my bag that need more batteries.

Since it runs off 4 aa batteries I can run it off the 360 lipo battery pack and I would never run out of power.


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Nov 25, 2014 06:12 |  #15

Thanks for the post. I'm in.




  
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