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Flashpoint eVOLV 200 R2 TTL Pocket Flash | (AD200) Thoughts?

 
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May 10, 2017 09:18 |  #211

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I'm debating on picking one of these up for usage in a 32" brolly box (https://www.amazon.com​/gp/product/B01980STBE (external link)) as a quick outdoor portrait kit. Which head would you recommend using for this? If bare bulb, I need to add a reflector as well because I'll need to gel it. I'd really like something like the AD-S6 mount which would place the pivot of my bracket lower in relation to the brolly shaft, allowing for a little more angle control. Planning to use a XT16 as the transmitter in my X-T1 until they release a Fuji version. What would you all recommend?

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Use the bare bulb head and don't bother with gelling it for color correction outside. If you need to gel for some other reason then use the fresnel head and place the gel over it. Then get the head as far toward the front as possible to maximize coverage into the box.

I've tried lots of different ways to get more tilt from these boxes. I have a collection of the Westcott Apollos as well as several knockoffs. Of all the options the two that work best are a grip arm or a mini-boom from Paul C. Buff. Grip arm offers most flexibility.

The AD200 and XT16 are on the way now. Already picked up the 32" brolly box and am very happy with it (plan on getting the 48" as well), however I need to re-think my stand situation. I have the following stand which has served me well for a speedlite and umbrella - https://www.amazon.com​/gp/product/B003TM600U (external link). Given the short spigot, I've only used a double-knuckle boom which I thoroughly hate. What a horrible design... Pretty sure my only solution is to replace the stand, but that's why I'm asking here. Although I'd love to have a C stand and grip arm, I need something light and collapsible / portable. Are there any proper boom attachments (not double knuckle) that would work with my stand and support the AD200 + 48" Brolly Box? Or am I better off going with https://www.adorama.co​m/fplsb11.html (external link) or https://www.adorama.co​m/fplsb13.html (external link) ? I'm only planning on using the AD200 on it and nothing bigger than the 48" brolly box.


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May 11, 2017 04:03 |  #212

Hi is there a way to bring the flash power to 1/256 with the X1 trigger?




  
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May 11, 2017 11:29 |  #213

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Hi is there a way to bring the flash power to 1/256 with the X1 trigger?

So far only the AD600 has the capability of 1/256 Manual flash power which can be set in the X1 or the XT32. The AD200 is only 1/128 capable so even if you set 1/256 power in the X1 or the XT32 the AD200 will only fire at 1/128.


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May 12, 2017 21:38 |  #214

If I buy what kind of bracket would I need if planning to use with say Photek softlighter? Sorry if this has already been covered before.


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May 12, 2017 22:22 |  #215

These were designed for use with the AD360, and normal flashguns;
https://smile.amazon.c​om …TF8&qid=1494645​418&sr=8-2 (external link)

or with built in handle;

https://smile.amazon.c​om …TF8&qid=1494645​418&sr=8-5 (external link)

They have a Bowens compatible speed mount for future modifier upgrades,. and a built in umbrella holder.

I understand they work with the 200 as well. Very sturdy, very flexible,. and great bang for your buck.

EDIT: Apparently they don't quite fit (really weird as they are SO flexible with the size of speedlight you use from the small 430EX up to the AD360. (much larger than AD200, but apparently not in the right places?)

Here's a video explaining the mod to get the AD200 to fit.
https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=PxqWDVbWQw4 (external link)


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May 13, 2017 02:14 |  #216

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18353365 (external link)
These were designed for use with the AD360, and normal flashguns;
https://smile.amazon.c​om …TF8&qid=1494645​418&sr=8-2 (external link)

or with built in handle;

https://smile.amazon.c​om …TF8&qid=1494645​418&sr=8-5 (external link)

They have a Bowens compatible speed mount for future modifier upgrades,. and a built in umbrella holder.

I understand they work with the 200 as well. Very sturdy, very flexible,. and great bang for your buck.

EDIT: Apparently they don't quite fit (really weird as they are SO flexible with the size of speedlight you use from the small 430EX up to the AD360. (much larger than AD200, but apparently not in the right places?)

Here's a video explaining the mod to get the AD200 to fit.
https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=PxqWDVbWQw4 (external link)

Yep fits with the first one the mod is super easy to do took me less than a minute and I love that you can adjust the depth of the 200 in the mounted Bowens modifier, unlike the 600 (which most of the time the bulb sits too far back and you lose some light). I also bought a separate pistol grip for the 200 makes it very handy for an assistant to hold the light during a shoot.


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May 13, 2017 07:34 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #217

The kit includes a small swivel brolly bracket that screws into the light. It'll line up with the AD-S6 reflector as well if you don't twist lock it. Just use the side screw on the bulb head to secure the reflector.


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May 13, 2017 09:37 |  #218

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18353365 (external link)
These were designed for use with the AD360, and normal flashguns;
https://smile.amazon.c​om …TF8&qid=1494645​418&sr=8-2 (external link)

or with built in handle;

https://smile.amazon.c​om …TF8&qid=1494645​418&sr=8-5 (external link)


I would avoid that second version. While it's superficially similar to the original, there is an issue where the threaded nut that acts as a guide for the tightener knob is simply pressed into the plastic surround, and after a short period of use it tends to pull out, essentially making it difficult/impossible to remove any light you may have clamped in there at the time. On the original (Godox?) version – without the handle – the nut is supported in a manner where it would not be possible for it to pull out like that.




  
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May 13, 2017 10:08 |  #219

AD200 with included bracket and AD-S6 reflector. Crappy cell phone pic.


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May 13, 2017 16:23 |  #220

I did not know it came with a tilting bracket. Cool.


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May 13, 2017 16:24 |  #221

On a silly side note, it's easy typing, but in conversation, it is impossible to call this light anything other than the 8,200 (eighty two hundred)


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May 13, 2017 17:04 |  #222

Haha yeah I just call them 200 and 600 most of the time and with a couple people I know they go by the names of xplor and evolv.
Can you imagine having an 80D with an AD200? Lol ADD 8200


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May 13, 2017 20:19 |  #223

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Can you imagine having an 80D with an AD200? Lol ADD 8200

Lots of my students have ADD,.. ;)


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May 13, 2017 20:48 |  #224

I call it the "200" the larger one the "360" or the 600 or the 860 speedlight.

I keep it simple.


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May 13, 2017 20:54 |  #225

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Lots of my students have ADD,.. ;)

Math teacher? :p


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