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The quadra killer AKA Cheetahstand CL-600

 
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May 14, 2015 16:30 |  #451

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You can put a heavier bolt/screw in or get a spigot with a flat side. If you are working in really windy situations you can use lines like for a tent for the down corners of the softbox and the top of the lightstand.

Nice, bright orange paracord or shockcord works well and saves that tiny bit of base-over-apex-gymnastics when you (inevitably) trip over the guyline. Mind you, this is one way of differentiating between mere amateurs and consummate professionals - the professional will always save the camera-in-hand at the expense of themselves (Yep, done that as well - had the bruises to prove it :oops: )


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May 14, 2015 18:48 |  #452

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Hail hail to the beta testers.....and now on a serious note. Thanks to beta testers input and also from numerous owners of this kit Godox improved this flash kit.

Godox send them out with their stock parts. Cheetahstand changes out the handles and knobs with metal version, thus the reason for my answer. The godox head comes with a plastic handle (non ratchet) and plastic star screw spigot lock screw. Edward has them changed out in the warehouse to all metal with a ratchet handle.


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May 15, 2015 06:01 |  #453

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Godox send them out with their stock parts. Cheetahstand changes out the handles and knobs with metal version, thus the reason for my answer. The godox head comes with a plastic handle (non ratchet) and plastic star screw spigot lock screw. Edward has them changed out in the warehouse to all metal with a ratchet handle.

Godox is saving at the wrong end and I would the shop I am buying with to replace those for really usable knobs and handles at no expense for me. Star nobs are only usable to hold umbrellas.




  
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May 15, 2015 12:19 |  #454

true true.... good to know the CL-600 does not have this weakness :)


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May 15, 2015 12:20 as a reply to  @ post 17556345 |  #455

thank you for the good info :) great ideas


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May 15, 2015 12:22 as a reply to  @ post 17556578 |  #456

wow... thanks for the killer/ detailed info ./ good stuff


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May 15, 2015 12:36 as a reply to  @ Whortleberry's post |  #457

Yes, I'm in the Army so I was thinking of using 5-50 chord./ which is thin and strong./ once pulled a HUMVEE out of a ditch with 5-50 chord


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Jun 02, 2015 04:23 |  #458

Okay, I've read this entire thread twice now. Interesting stuff. My thanks to Scott for all the field research and beta testing he's done. As I mentioned in the Elinchrom thread, I just received my Quadra Li-ion 'S' head and ECO ringflash set-up tonight. Among other things, I was looking for the ultimate in portability in a 400Ws unit, and I think this satisfiies that requirement. I used to lug around a Dynalite Uni400Jr and a 26-lb Dynalite inverter to produce 400Ws in the field, so the Quadra will be a welcome tool. The CL-600 certainly looks interesting, and I'll definitely be following users' experiences with it here once the product begins shipping. As always Scott, excellent photographic examples!


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Jun 02, 2015 09:01 |  #459

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Okay, I've read this entire thread twice now. Interesting stuff. My thanks to Scott for all the field research and beta testing he's done. As I mentioned in the Elinchrom thread, I just received my Quadra Li-ion 'S' head and ECO ringflash set-up tonight. Among other things, I was looking for the ultimate in portability in a 400Ws unit, and I think this satisfiies that requirement. I used to lug around a Dynalite Uni400Jr and a 26-lb Dynalite inverter to produce 400Ws in the field, so the Quadra will be a welcome tool. The CL-600 certainly looks interesting, and I'll definitely be following users' experiences with it here once the product begins shipping. As always Scott, excellent photographic examples!

Just to bring this up to date. There is nothing wrong with the old and the new quadras, but for the price and power the Cl-600 was my choice. Yes you can use 2 head in one pack on the quadras, but you get a 3:1 ratio. Yes you can move second one in closer to get a 1:1 then its to close to my framing for me. Then you have to spend extra money on adapters to mount large modifiers $$$.

The Cl-600 I can buy 5 units and use 1:1 ratio on each pack and not be limited by cable length or have to buy a special adapter to mount large modifiers.

The Quadra's do have more features, but i never used them anyway, and I don't miss selling my quadra A/S kits.


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Jun 02, 2015 09:47 |  #460

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Just to bring this up to date. There is nothing wrong with the old and the new quadras, but for the price and power the Cl-600 was my choice. Yes you can use 2 head in one pack on the quadras, but you get a 3:1 ratio. Yes you can move second one in closer to get a 1:1 then its to close to my framing for me. Then you have to spend extra money on adapters to mount large modifiers $$$.

The Cl-600 I can buy 5 units and use 1:1 ratio on each pack and not be limited by cable length or have to buy a special adapter to mount large modifiers.

The Quadra's do have more features, but i never used them anyway, and I don't miss selling my quadra A/S kits.

Haven't been following the thread lately. Is this still limited to 1/32 as its lowest power level?


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Jun 02, 2015 09:50 |  #461

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Haven't been following the thread lately. Is this still limited to 1/32 as its lowest power level?

Yes
Its not often I need less then what when using a softbox or umbrella, but if I do I use the 360.


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Jun 02, 2015 11:11 |  #462

How much longer until release? It seems like forever I've been waiting. The improvements over the regular ES-600p, while great, not sure if it's worth missing out on use for so long. Or is it? What are the main improvements?


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Jun 02, 2015 11:34 |  #463

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How much longer until release? It seems like forever I've been waiting. The improvements over the regular ES-600p, while great, not sure if it's worth missing out on use for so long. Or is it? What are the main improvements?

Updated the circuits from E1 errors / new battery system / new improvements on the head. Much more stable unit then the old version.


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Jun 02, 2015 13:51 |  #464

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Updated the circuits from E1 errors / new battery system / new improvements on the head. Much more stable unit then the old version.

So, what's the latest word on a actual shipping/release date? I've been following this since last year, literally lol. Why do the beta testers get to have all the fun :-p


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Jun 02, 2015 14:31 |  #465

Nismode wrote in post #17581354 (external link)
So, what's the latest word on a actual shipping/release date? I've been following this since last year, literally lol. Why do the beta testers get to have all the fun :-p


If you have been following the thread, then you already know the answer to your question!!
Cheetah Light CL-600. ETA 6-15-2015 to late June depending on shipping and customs.Stay tune...............


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