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

 
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Dec 08, 2017 11:04 |  #1231

damn I just bought one

and all I wanted was the controller


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Dec 08, 2017 11:06 |  #1232

Talley wrote in post #18513428 (external link)
damn I just bought one

and all I wanted was the controller

LOL, that makes me feel better, thank you!


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Dec 08, 2017 11:13 |  #1233

did i miss some great deal on a 600 or something?

too bad I don't really want a 600 though... the 200's do me just fine. Especially for someone who only plans to use them about 6 times a year due to work restrictions ugh.


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Dec 08, 2017 11:14 |  #1234

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did i miss some great deal on a 600 or something?

too bad I don't really want a 600 though... the 200's do me just fine. Especially for someone who only plans to use them about 6 times a year due to work restrictions ugh.

400 Mono non-TTL with built in R2, ring light, xpro, etc for $429. Another great deal, but I don't need a 400 or a CFL ring light.

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Dec 08, 2017 11:59 |  #1235

Yeah, $550 or something, a couple weeks ago.

I think you're fine to love the 200s in the dual bracket and leave it at that. I saw your sample kid portrait with the beauty dish, which looked really, really nice. If you can make that happen with a single eVOLV, and also have a fleet of them plus the dual bracket, you're not missing much if anything without a 600.

Now that I have the 2x200s and the bracket, I assume I will be working with them plus a single 600 for 90% of my work, with a pair of 360 IIs for backup.

It's a good time to be lighting people ;)

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did i miss some great deal on a 600 or something?

too bad I don't really want a 600 though... the 200's do me just fine. Especially for someone who only plans to use them about 6 times a year due to work restrictions ugh.


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Dec 08, 2017 12:51 |  #1236

I feel like I need a 4th one now... I could then just keep 2 AD200s on the dual bracket full time, and then sell my 360... sigh. I feel like Talley sometimes.


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Dec 08, 2017 13:10 |  #1237

does the 200 have auto hss or is that the trigger I'm thinking about? I read about that feature and thought it was cool.


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Dec 08, 2017 13:16 |  #1238

In my opinion, now that I've gotten to see them up close, the 2x single 200s with bare bulb option vs. the dual bracket doesn't really make sense unless you buy extra bulbs. This was you can leave the dual bracket setup with bulbs intact, and also shoot with the two 200s as separate sources.

No way I'm going to ask a client to hangon while I swap bulbs mid shoot ;)

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I feel like I need a 4th one now... I could then just keep 2 AD200s on the dual bracket full time, and then sell my 360... sigh. I feel like Talley sometimes.


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Dec 08, 2017 13:16 as a reply to  @ chugger93's post |  #1239

Thank you for just spending my money :)


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Dec 08, 2017 14:58 |  #1240

jlafferty wrote in post #18513558 (external link)
In my opinion, now that I've gotten to see them up close, the 2x single 200s with bare bulb option vs. the dual bracket doesn't really make sense unless you buy extra bulbs. This was you can leave the dual bracket setup with bulbs intact, and also shoot with the two 200s as separate sources.

No way I'm going to ask a client to hangon while I swap bulbs mid shoot ;)

well, you'd only be gaining putting the bulb into the dual bracket, because you'd still have to take the bulb out of the flash and mount the flash in the bracket.


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Dec 08, 2017 16:02 |  #1241

Has anyone compared the power output of two of these eVOLV's at full power, HSS vs one 600w strobe like my Flashpoint on HSS at 1/1?


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Dec 08, 2017 16:26 |  #1242

elv wrote in post #18513167 (external link)
A crazy good bundle deal on the eVOLV 200 just available (external link).

Is the R2 ProC TTL Wireless Flash Trigger included in this offer?

It is in the picture but not listing under - What's in the box:


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Dec 08, 2017 17:08 as a reply to  @ Tigerkn's post |  #1243

It says to select your transmitter




  
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Dec 08, 2017 17:14 |  #1244

jlafferty wrote in post #18513558 (external link)
In my opinion, now that I've gotten to see them up close, the 2x single 200s with bare bulb option vs. the dual bracket doesn't really make sense unless you buy extra bulbs. This was you can leave the dual bracket setup with bulbs intact, and also shoot with the two 200s as separate sources.

No way I'm going to ask a client to hangon while I swap bulbs mid shoot ;)

In that case, you will need only one more bulb. The AD-B2 still functions as single flash even with two bulbs are inserted. Taking off the the #2 body and slap on the single bulb head is pretty quick, and you don't need to remove the bulbs this way.

I shoot with my AD200 indoors most of the time and don't need the twin body power, but love the modeling lights from the AD-B2. So my setup most of the time is single bulb in center socket of the twin head(works better with bare reflector), add the second body when I want to shoot with the modeling light only.


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Dec 08, 2017 19:28 |  #1245

I ended up returning one kit and ordering this one, still coming out well ahead. If anyone wants to buy my dual head adapter or led head at a good price, let me know.




  
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