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Adorama Rovelight RL 600, thoughts?

 
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Oct 26, 2015 12:34 |  #976

Hi all ! This is gonna be my first strobe ever. And I need your help. Just ordered Rovelight RL-600B. What should I get to use with PCB 47" Octabox ? Thank you in advance.




  
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Oct 26, 2015 12:49 |  #977

BJ_Nguyen wrote in post #17760893 (external link)
Hi all ! This is gonna be my first strobe ever. And I need your help. Just ordered Rovelight RL-600B. What should I get to use with PCB 47" Octabox ? Thank you in advance.

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Oct 26, 2015 15:54 as a reply to  @ Harth's post |  #978

Thank you so much !:-)




  
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Oct 27, 2015 20:04 |  #979

Does the rove light includes a transmitter?


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Oct 27, 2015 21:41 |  #980

It does and it will control the power of the lights. However you need a separate one if you want to do HSS.




  
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Oct 28, 2015 13:34 |  #981

I've been waiting on the YN685EX to come out as I'm liking to idea of the built-in receiver and the extra power over my 430EX for just $117 but I was told to also checkout the RoveLight 600 at $480. From what I've read it's like a speedlight but with a lot more power. I haven't seen anywhere but does it lose power in HSS like a speedlight? Will my Yongnuo 622-TX control the stops like the speedlight?


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Oct 28, 2015 14:56 as a reply to  @ showtm490's post |  #982

Hi, The Rovelight/Jinbei HD600 is essentially a studio strobe with a built-in battery. So it's relatively big & heavy - but it offers 600ws at an incredible price.

The included Jinbei trigger can remotely change power - but your 622 will not do that. Conversely, your 622 can pass on the early trigger signal required for Supersync (not true HSS complete with 50 KHz pulsing). So a common setup is to use the Jinbei trigger in your pocket for power setting, while using a Yn 622 link (or Phottix Odin link, my case) to do the actual 'in-sync' triggering (with greater reliability & range).




  
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Oct 28, 2015 20:33 |  #983

1 more question : which sync cable to connect to YN-622C ? I just recieved cable from Adorama but it won't fit. it was PC to SUB mini FAPCR. Thank you




  
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Oct 28, 2015 22:32 as a reply to  @ BJ_Nguyen's post |  #984

Hi guys, ok, so i have been looking to upgrade from my 60D to the 6D and now is the time... however, i have a couple questions or concerns...So Ive been using my Rovelight 600 as my main strobe when outdoors, now I find out that the 6D has a max shutter speed of 4000. I guess 4k isnt too bad and I wont be using it for fast sports. I have wanted the 6D forever and seeing the results I have seen here, does anyone who owns the 6d and use the RL regret their purchase if they could have gone with a 5dII/III? I dont think ill mind the lack of multi cross points, but why the low SS and the low max sync speed? Thanks!!




  
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Oct 29, 2015 01:35 |  #985

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Hi guys, ok, so i have been looking to upgrade from my 60D to the 6D and now is the time... however, i have a couple questions or concerns...So Ive been using my Rovelight 600 as my main strobe when outdoors, now I find out that the 6D has a max shutter speed of 4000. I guess 4k isnt too bad and I wont be using it for fast sports. I have wanted the 6D forever and seeing the results I have seen here, does anyone who owns the 6d and use the RL regret their purchase if they could have gone with a 5dII/III? I dont think ill mind the lack of multi cross points, but why the low SS and the low max sync speed? Thanks!!

Heya,

Realistically, the 1/4000s is not a limitation for a strobist. If you were doing 1/8000s in day light with HSS, you were already probably having to either stop down aperture (from something like F1.2) or use ND filters anyways, just to not clip highlights, if someone actually needed 1/8000s in the sun. It's possible, but that's very, very niche frankly. I would happily be stuck at 1/4000s and lower. That 1 stop of shutter speed is near meaningless to me for portrait photography (or any photography frankly, don't even need 1/8000s for BIF, etc).

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Oct 29, 2015 03:13 as a reply to  @ BJ_Nguyen's post |  #986

The Rovelight/Jinbei HD600 takes a mono mini-phone input.




  
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Oct 29, 2015 18:47 |  #987

I just got today the strobe, does the LCD screen on it came with a protection plastic.my did not.and the strobe came with some scratch on it what make my to believe that it was a used one.
Also how do I know that they send me the upgraded remote.


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Oct 29, 2015 22:26 |  #988

Have been using the Rovelight for 2-3 weeks now out in jobs and the HSS is NOT consistent. Sometimes it works... sometimes it doesn't. Today. we went out to do some golf on location shots for high school and we were using a 5D MK II and 7D MK II. The HSS doesn't work. It worked a couple days ago out on a job shooting 60 kids for track. When we went back from shooting Golf high school in the studio, we tried it again and it works in the studio. It has fresh batts and everything... the HSS is not reliable out on jobs. This happened a couple of times already. I wonder if we got a defective unit.


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Oct 29, 2015 23:03 as a reply to  @ PhilF's post |  #989

Something funny going on there. I've used mine almost exclusively in HSS and I've never had a failure. Maybe time to RMA it?


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Oct 30, 2015 04:41 |  #990

The only 'H' fail I've had was operator error - I initially neglected to verify that 'H' or 'H-lightening bolt' appeared on both the 600 and on my Odin TCU screens. (I think the 600 had reverted during a sleep phase.) BTW, with a 622 setup how do you verify that the system is actually using the Early trigger signal (except by taking a trial shot - and getting a fail)?




  
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