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The quadra killer AKA Cheetahstand CL-600

 
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Aug 04, 2015 13:18 |  #556

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Has anyone tried using this flash in HSS with a Sony? Using Phottix Odin triggers I can utilize the 360 in HSS. Is that possible here?

Jim

Here: https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=17632830




  
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Aug 04, 2015 16:16 |  #557

jmaher wrote in post #17656211 (external link)
Has anyone tried using this flash in HSS with a Sony? Using Phottix Odin triggers I can utilize the 360 in HSS. Is that possible here?

Jim


Works without any issues!!


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Aug 04, 2015 16:30 |  #558

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Aug 04, 2015 16:57 |  #559

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Nice.

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I even place with and with out flash for ya since I know thats your thing.


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Aug 04, 2015 18:40 as a reply to  @ Robsphoto's post |  #560

Thanks - must be getting old I replied to that thread :)

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Aug 11, 2015 04:43 |  #561

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Aug 21, 2015 07:17 |  #562

Robsphoto wrote in post #17632830 (external link)
I went out to see if my Sony cameras would do HSS with the new CL-600 that I picked up yesterday and sure enough each camera worked all the way to their synch speed! The A7II, A7s, A7r and the A6000 which max out at 1/4000.

Tested with the Odin TX/RX for Sony... knowing that I can synch past the camera's synch speed is good news to me!

Rob, this is exciting as I've been strongly considering a couple of Sony cameras to add to our studio's arsenal. I'm also on the fence deciding between a set of CL-600s or Indra500s. It could go either way for me, but I do already have a set of CL-360 bare bulbs. Just need a bit more power sometimes.

Can you describe more detail (or even show a photo or two) on how you set up and utilized the Odin TX/RX hardware to work with the CL-600? I'm not accustomed to mixing different radio gear with my lights. I normally keep things realllllly simple. But I'd like to explore options that might give me more capability such as higher sync speeds.

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Aug 21, 2015 08:01 |  #563

good to hear about the sony for sure :)




  
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Aug 21, 2015 22:14 |  #564

I did a quick test and the CL-600 will fire above x-sync.
I did it with the Pixel Kings but also tested it using a Mitros + on camera and the CL-600 fired via a Strato II.

Its not really HSS, its "Hypersonic" since the CL600 doesn't have the H mode implemented.

My quick test was with the latest version. Edward, replaced the pre-release unit when the latest version became available. Its a great light, but I think I'm going to put it on the buy/sell list. I don't really need the power.


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Aug 21, 2015 23:45 |  #565

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I did a quick test and the CL-600 will fire above x-sync.
I did it with the Pixel Kings but also tested it using a Mitros + on camera and the CL-600 fired via a Strato II.

Its not really HSS, its "Hypersonic" since the CL600 doesn't have the H mode implemented.

My quick test was with the latest version. Edward, replaced the pre-release unit when the latest version became available. Its a great light, but I think I'm going to put it on the buy/sell list. I don't really need the power.

Great to know, dmward. Thank you! :-)

I wouldn't mind having the power particularly for certain types of portrait work and for group shots when I'm shooting wedding and events work. The CL-360 does really well for me most of the time, but occasionally I wouldn't mind having the headroom the CL-600 might give. They're nice and complimentary to what I already have. So I'm thinking about it.

I've been testing out the Indra500, Odin TCU, and a Mitros+ for a little while now. I'm finding the system has a lot of promise in theory. But the execution is proving to hold a lot more inconsistencies with exposure and color than I'm willing to tolerate. I'm hoping the CL-600 will be every bit as reliable and rock-solid as the CL-360. My only major issue with the Cheetah system is that I can't easily put together a very simple on-camera fill-flash while also controlling any slaves. (yes, I know there are all sorts of contraptions I could put together, but that's just not me... I was hoping a simpler solution like the Indra would get it done. But I'm probably going to send it back).




  
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Aug 22, 2015 10:22 |  #566

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Aug 22, 2015 21:41 |  #567

Ulysses01 wrote in post #17677380 (external link)
Rob, this is exciting as I've been strongly considering a couple of Sony cameras to add to our studio's arsenal. I'm also on the fence deciding between a set of CL-600s or Indra500s. It could go either way for me, but I do already have a set of CL-360 bare bulbs. Just need a bit more power sometimes.

Can you describe more detail (or even show a photo or two) on how you set up and utilized the Odin TX/RX hardware to work with the CL-600? I'm not accustomed to mixing different radio gear with my lights. I normally keep things realllllly simple. But I'd like to explore options that might give me more capability such as higher sync speeds.

Thanks very much.


I guess that you already know that the same trigger that controls the Cl-360 will fire and control the Cl-600. The only thing you need is a TX/RX capable of HSS. I use the Odin TX/RX for Sony. The TX is mounted on the A7II or A7s and the transmitter is connected to the CL-600 via a 3.5mm cable. That's pretty much it. I always fire the 600 at full power. The recycle time is like 2.5 seconds vs the Rovelight 8+sec!! I have the Phottix Mitros + hotshoe flash also and tomorrow I plan on using that as the TX to fire the 600 as someone has posted earlier...


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Aug 23, 2015 04:33 |  #568

Robsphoto wrote in post #17679188 (external link)
I guess that you already know that the same trigger that controls the Cl-360 will fire and control the Cl-600. The only thing you need is a TX/RX capable of HSS. I use the Odin TX/RX for Sony. The TX is mounted on the A7II or A7s and the transmitter is connected to the CL-600 via a 3.5mm cable. That's pretty much it. I always fire the 600 at full power. The recycle time is like 2.5 seconds vs the Rovelight 8+sec!! I have the Phottix Mitros + hotshoe flash also and tomorrow I plan on using that as the TX to fire the 600 as someone has posted earlier...


Thank you, Rob! Very helpful! Just a couple more quick questions:

1. Did you mean to say the receiver is connected to the CL-600 via a 3.5mm cable?

2. What about firing the CL-600 at powers lower than 1/1?




  
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Aug 23, 2015 21:31 |  #569

Ulysses01 wrote in post #17679457 (external link)
Thank you, Rob! Very helpful! Just a couple more quick questions:

1. Did you mean to say the receiver is connected to the CL-600 via a 3.5mm cable?

2. What about firing the CL-600 at powers lower than 1/1?



1. Yes, it would be impossible to connect the TX to the CL-600......

2. Never tried firing at any power level other than full. I will try this and with the Phottix Mitros + on camera tomorrow as I will be home alone!!


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Aug 30, 2015 05:32 |  #570

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2. Never tried firing at any power level other than full. I will try this and with the Phottix Mitros + on camera tomorrow as I will be home alone!!

Any update on how this turned out, Rob? Thanks!




  
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