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

 
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Jul 10, 2017 12:04 |  #421

I have two questions about the 200 which I'm having trouble finding an answer for.

1) Can the flash be used in HSS with both the flash and the camera in manual (or is HSS TTL-only)?

2) Is there any sort of audible recycle indicator so you don't shoot faster than the flash can recycle?




  
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Jul 10, 2017 12:24 |  #422

Okay, I folded and bought 1 (not 2 as originally intended). I figure with at least one, I have now have some flexibility, but won't be exactly where I want to be. Later in the year, they will be on sale again, and probably could see just the head unit itself without the barndoor stuff for $250 or less. I also picked up a reflector boom arm for one of my stands, so that I can use it to reflect some of this light when needed, and will just put the AD200 closer to the subjects this way. These 2 items should really help me without breaking the bank. Maybe I can sell one of my AD360s now, and get a second AD200.

Too bad the AD180 bulbs won't work in the AD200. Would the AD360 bulbs work though? As long as the bulb is rated for over what the power would be going to them, I wouldn't think there would be an issue?


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Jul 10, 2017 14:06 |  #423

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Okay, I folded and bought 1 (not 2 as originally intended). I figure with at least one, I have now have some flexibility, but won't be exactly where I want to be. Later in the year, they will be on sale again, and probably could see just the head unit itself without the barndoor stuff for $250 or less. I also picked up a reflector boom arm for one of my stands, so that I can use it to reflect some of this light when needed, and will just put the AD200 closer to the subjects this way. These 2 items should really help me without breaking the bank. Maybe I can sell one of my AD360s now, and get a second AD200.

Too bad the AD180 bulbs won't work in the AD200. Would the AD360 bulbs work though? As long as the bulb is rated for over what the power would be going to them, I wouldn't think there would be an issue?


AD180 bulbs will not work in the AD360. from my experience.


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Jul 10, 2017 14:20 |  #424

TeamSpeed wrote in post #18398655 (external link)
Okay, I folded and bought 1 (not 2 as originally intended). I figure with at least one, I have now have some flexibility, but won't be exactly where I want to be. Later in the year, they will be on sale again, and probably could see just the head unit itself without the barndoor stuff for $250 or less. I also picked up a reflector boom arm for one of my stands, so that I can use it to reflect some of this light when needed, and will just put the AD200 closer to the subjects this way. These 2 items should really help me without breaking the bank. Maybe I can sell one of my AD360s now, and get a second AD200.

Too bad the AD180 bulbs won't work in the AD200. Would the AD360 bulbs work though? As long as the bulb is rated for over what the power would be going to them, I wouldn't think there would be an issue?


The AD360 bulbs DO work in the new "Dual AD200 bracket" You can use one AD360 bulb or two AD200 bulbs.

I have not tried an AD360 bulb in the AD200,. not sure I will be the one to try either :) they are definitely different.


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Jul 10, 2017 14:22 as a reply to  @ post 18398421 |  #425

yes sorry. The quote didn't come through.




  
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Jul 10, 2017 14:56 |  #426

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yes sorry. The quote didn't come through.

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Jul 10, 2017 18:55 |  #427

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Anyone used this folding beauty dish:

https://www.amazon.com …fRID=W91W20K6ND​VBNJPBQ6MP (external link)

Or what modifier you folks using with AD200. Something portable for single person shots. Thanks.

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That's the same as the Cheetah Stand collapsible Beauty Dish. I have both white and silver.
Silver is better. It would probably fit into a carry-on but it'd be tight. folded its about 17 inches long by 8.5 inch diameter.


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Jul 10, 2017 19:10 |  #428

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Bobby,
It would probably fit into a carry-on but it'd be tight

i just threw it in my Pelican 1510 "carry on" and it fits fine with all the padding in there. Doesn't leave much room for other gear though.


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Jul 10, 2017 19:46 as a reply to  @ Left Handed Brisket's post |  #429

Lol. I just picked up the same combo!




  
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Jul 10, 2017 20:39 |  #430

williaty wrote in post #18398641 (external link)
I have two questions about the 200 which I'm having trouble finding an answer for.

1) Can the flash be used in HSS with both the flash and the camera in manual (or is HSS TTL-only)?

2) Is there any sort of audible recycle indicator so you don't shoot faster than the flash can recycle?

Tested both of these with my set up
5Diii + XT-32C+ CL-200X

1) Yes All the way p to 1/1 @1/8000
2) Yes, this can be turned on or off from the remote (ie the XT-32C)




  
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Jul 10, 2017 21:15 |  #431

So I have:

2 - V860IIc
2 - 360 Manual
2 - 360II TTL

I'll keep the 860s... but I just ordered 4 of the AD200 with the intention of lightning up the lighting bag and saving alot of space with no cables or battery packs. The other attractive feature is the modeling lamps available.

I really hope this is going to be worth the swap. I also really hope I can fetch a fair price for the 360's.

What do you guys think it's worth?

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whats the going rate?


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Jul 10, 2017 21:56 |  #432

i'll start the bidding at 47.50


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Jul 10, 2017 22:32 |  #433

Left Handed Brisket wrote in post #18399106 (external link)
i'll start the bidding at 47.50

Oh I'll jump in on that

55.00


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Jul 10, 2017 23:10 as a reply to  @ Talley's post |  #434

i don't think that's the way this works.

;)

Seems like i saw 2 manual 360s with batteries for 200 each. That is about my limit, and I'm kinda in the market.

reflectors, included triggers, and cords have basically no value other than being included in the 200 bucks.

extra batteries are kind of a crap shoot. they are more disposable than they should be.

things are moving fast with godox. There are those that don't know crap about them and are not interested, and there are those that are willing to keep up with what is going on and realize that there are still some minor kinks to be worked out.


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Jul 10, 2017 23:21 |  #435

Kinda tough it appears since the market pricing has bounced around wildly. Seems like the pricing is currently on the higher end on the retail... mostly because I think Godox is hitting home runs.

I'm a huge fan of godox and willing to keep up. Although I can't seem to "want" anything more than the AD200s. Unless I just need way more power but I only do single portraits and/or small families grouped close together so never had an issue with power on the 360's and with two of the dual bracket I'll have even more power.

I'll most likely buy two more as backups if they hit flash sales at or under 225... I'm willing to bet during christmas we'll see a quick flash sale at 229.99.


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