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Adorama Rovelight RL 600, thoughts?

 
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Mar 28, 2016 02:38 as a reply to  @ post 17951171 |  #1546

I also remember Elv saying that the manufacturer did not approve of charging while in use.

I've noted my charger being pretty hot at times even without adding extra simultaneous drain. An extra/spare battery might be safer.




  
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Apr 02, 2016 10:40 |  #1547

agv8or wrote in post #17941597 (external link)
The X1-c is a TTL radio trigger from Godox that is part of their new 2.4G TTL wireless system. http://www.amazon.com …&s=merchant-items&sr=1-18 (external link)

The CFn 00 is a custom function in the X1 that allows you to delay the FP HSS signal to optimize the long flash duration, of a flash using Faux HSS. Like the Rovelight.

If you use the X1-c you do not need any cables or receivers you just put the transmitter, that comes with the Rovelight, in the hot shoe of the X1-c and your done.

With the X1-c you also have the whole inventory of flash products from Godox to choose from should you ever decide to expand your flash setup.


Crap, I didn't read your post closely enough, and the link you gave me was for the X1 T instead of the C. So I assume I need the C? Argggghhh.

Edit: Now I'm not sure what I have. It says X1 T on it, but on the box it says X1T-C lol

The Rovelight is on backorder for another two weeks, so I won't be able to play with it until then. I can test it on my speed lights though.




  
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Apr 02, 2016 11:23 |  #1548

Brad999 wrote in post #17958174 (external link)
Crap, I didn't read your post closely enough, and the link you gave me was for the X1 T instead of the C. So I assume I need the C? Argggghhh.

Edit: Now I'm not sure what I have. It says X1 T on it, but on the box it says X1T-C lol

The Rovelight is on backorder for another two weeks, so I won't be able to play with it until then. I can test it on my speed lights though.

That is the correct link for the Canon version of the X1 transmitter. X1-C, X1T-C, (X1C-T as they state it) all the same. You're OK as long as you do not shoot a Nikon camera? :-)


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Apr 02, 2016 11:36 as a reply to  @ agv8or's post |  #1549

Perfect! Thanks for following up with me.




  
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Apr 03, 2016 12:04 |  #1550

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Lit this with the rove this week. Client liked it and will be more to come in the series. Rove been working like a champ for months now. Doesn't miss a beat.
[gorgeous red car photo]

Beautiful! Would love to know the modifier and setup used for this, if you care to share. :-)




  
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Apr 03, 2016 14:52 |  #1551

Loving the Rovelights especially combined with the CheetahStand Rice Bowl tried to balance ambient and flash here Rovelight was set at 128 power shot at f4 160sec ISO 160


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Apr 03, 2016 20:43 |  #1552

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Beautiful! Would love to know the modifier and setup used for this, if you care to share. :-)

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Apr 03, 2016 21:47 |  #1553

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Thanks.
I have some behind the scenes on my blog here...
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That's cool! It's like a discrete form of light painting!


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Apr 05, 2016 16:02 |  #1554

if someone could help me out i would appreciate it ..

i'm ready to order .. however i'm not sure what i need all together ..

so i have a stand picked out .. 'im good there.

as i'm looking at the item on adoramas site .. in the "whats in the box" , it states "trs controller",, which obviously would allow for control..
for Hss control it shows the following needed ..


http://www.adorama.com​/FPRRR1PJR.html (external link)
http://www.adorama.com​/FPRRR1TRC.html (external link)

i'm assuming i need one of each?

I'm getting the bowens mount,, so i will be adding a bowens mount beauty dish..
i'm using this with a canon 5d3

is there anything else i need to order to make this work together ..?
any help getting me started in the right direction would really be appreciated..i'm new to all of this and am trying to make sure i've got everything coverred..
I hate when i get a new toy and am all exicted to use just to find out i cant because i missed something or ordered wrong:-)


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Apr 05, 2016 16:09 as a reply to  @ rantercsr's post |  #1555

Get this and you are all set. No wires!

http://www.amazon.com …&s=merchant-items&sr=1-18 (external link)

I bought this exact same setup on the advice of agv8or All you need is a Godox X1-c transmitter ($45). Put the v2 RL600B transmitter in the hot shoe of the X1 transmitter then use CFn 00 (flash sync timing) to optimize the flash exposure form the RL600B in HSS. No cables, no receivers and you can gain about 1 more stop of flash exposure from using flash sync timing in HSS. Works like a charm.

This stand is tried and true with the setup you are purchasing for outdoors.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …KCAy5u2-MsCFZWFaQoddhQPoA (external link)




  
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Apr 06, 2016 14:26 as a reply to  @ rantercsr's post |  #1556

+1 to Brad's answer.

Certainly don't go lighter/weaker than his Manfrotto stand/boom combo - even then, the safe boom extension/offset will be modest. I went with a stronger rated boom/stand combination (Kupo's Steel Baby boom - current version has hex flats in the terminal baby pin neck, gratis).

The Rovelight offers Supersync, not pulsing HSS. So on the Rovelight, the 'H' setting forces long duration flashes - unset 'H' when you are not using Supersync. You then need any trigger setup that can be set to deliver an early 'HSS-like' trigger signal. Godox X1s sound brill - I use Odins which similarly offer timing adjustments around the early baseline trigger timing. Some use Yn 622s or Cells IIc without the adjustments.




  
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Apr 06, 2016 14:51 as a reply to  @ Brad999's post |  #1557

This boom that you linked to says that the maximum weight when used a boom is 4.5lbs.


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Apr 06, 2016 16:27 |  #1558

flowrider wrote in post #17962944 (external link)
This boom that you linked to says that the maximum weight when used a boom is 4.5lbs.

The Impact brand equivalent that I use for holding up the RL-600B and some very large modifiers has the same 4.5lbs rating. But this is specifically for the extreme case of the boom arm fully extended horizontally (which prevents use of counterweight). In normal usage, you probably won't have the boom anywhere near full extension. If you really do need to have a Rovelight extended on a long boom out over a scene, it's true that you will need a heftier stand.


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Apr 06, 2016 18:35 |  #1559

absplastic wrote in post #17963032 (external link)
The Impact brand equivalent that I use for holding up the RL-600B and some very large modifiers has the same 4.5lbs rating. But this is specifically for the extreme case of the boom arm fully extended horizontally (which prevents use of counterweight). In normal usage, you probably won't have the boom anywhere near full extension. If you really do need to have a Rovelight extended on a long boom out over a scene, it's true that you will need a heftier stand.


How long is the boom?


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Apr 06, 2016 20:15 |  #1560

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How long is the boom?

Just over 6' extended, more like 4' retracted. Normally, I have about 1.5' of the boom arm extending out the back (with a weight bag) and the other 2.5' sticking out with the light on the end. I don't usually extend the boom arm's inner tube when using it with the rovelight. The rovelight is very heavy compared to a normal strobe head, or even to small AC monolights.


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