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

 
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Jan 03, 2018 13:29 |  #1396

Thanks for that! Something to think on further.
Gotta look for an appropriate silicone band though to resist the high temperatures. I've seen some YouTube vids on DIY options but no one mentions WHERE they got the silicone bands...

I've been using SB800s as my off camera lighting and am really looking forward to some improved lighting with the AD200.
Especially since now I can (hopefully) start doing some off camera HSS lighting.

I have been reading through this entire thread and hate to circle back to a prior topic but am going to anyway :D

Light Modifiers
I've been using a cheap pop up 24" softbox as my main light modifier for individual and couples.
I usually use the softbox as a single light, balanced with ambient for fill.

I'm looking at getting something better.
I saw a recommendation for the Cheetah QBox24 - http://www.cheetahstan​d.com/Cheetah-QBox-24-Pro-p/q24.htm (external link) but the bracket looks like the same one I have now on my cheaper softbox. I like the sturdier option of the Godox/Adorama S bracket which looks to be the same as the one included with this softbox:
https://www.amazon.com​/dp/B01LZTLN67/ (external link)

What are your thoughts on this one?
I like the fact that it comes with a grid since I seem to struggle with too much light on the ground or background around the subject.
I have some questions on this type of modifier though:
1. Will this size be appropriate for individual AND couples?
2. Should I use the fresnel head or would bare bulb be better?
3. If bare bulb, should I add the metal plate from this around the bulb? - https://www.amazon.com​/gp/product/B00F15W3B8​/ (external link)


If I'm using an umbrella or Paul C Buff PLM, is it better to use the fresnel head or bare bulb?
I've read that the fresnel head doesn't really give an even distribution of light when used with an umbrella...thoughts?
If I use bare bulb, would I need to add this?
https://www.adorama.co​m/fpbdhusl.html (external link) - Flashpoint Streaklight Umbrella Reflector Kit

Or, is this better?
https://www.adorama.co​m/fpbdmsl.html (external link) - Flashpoint StreakLight Standard Reflector

I'm excited to improve my lighting but getting a bit overwhelmed on options :lol::oops:

Thoughts and suggestions appreciated :-P




  
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Jan 03, 2018 13:32 |  #1397

BaZnGa wrote in post #18532580 (external link)
Thanks for that! Something to think on further.
Gotta look for an appropriate silicone band though to resist the high temperatures. I've seen some YouTube vids on DIY options but no one mentions WHERE they got the silicone bands...

I got mine from amazon. They are sold for cooking and baking.


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Jan 03, 2018 13:55 as a reply to  @ SereneSpeed's post |  #1398

ok, what size?




  
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Jan 03, 2018 14:11 |  #1399

I am quite sure that outer glass shell doesn't get as hot as one might think, else there would be lawsuits, etc. I doubt it reaches oven temperatures for sure. Having silicon cooking bands is a good precaution however, whether it is overkill or not.

I would just assume a 2" silicon band is fine, and I could double it over.

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Try finding a 2" rubber band and give it a test run to verify.


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Jan 03, 2018 14:19 |  #1400

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I am quite sure that outer glass shell doesn't get as hot as one might think, else there would be lawsuits, etc. I doubt it reaches oven temperatures for sure. Having silicon cooking bands is a good precaution however, whether it is overkill or not.

I would just assume a 2" silicon band is fine, and I could double it over.

https://www.amazon.com …fRID=V4N481HZ6Y​TKMYSEXVMP (external link)

Try finding a 2" rubber band and give it a test run to verify.

Seems to me that if it's not melting the acetate filter, it won't melt a slice of bicycle inner tube holding the filter from the outside.




  
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Jan 03, 2018 15:58 as a reply to  @ post 18530398 |  #1401

Yep, same here, placed strip of gaffers tape over it to hold it closed, how often am I going to need to get in there? Placed another strip on opposite side to improve grip overall = happy camper




  
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Jan 03, 2018 18:58 |  #1402

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Seems to me that if it's not melting the acetate filter, it won't melt a slice of bicycle inner tube holding the filter from the outside.


I use Lee Filters. It may be marketing, but they claim a higher melting temperature.

I have a friend who melted a coloured gel to a Broncolor bulb. Expensive.

I have put the bulb cover back onto bulbs too quick after heavy use and melted the covers (Godox AD600). I think bulbs get extremely hot, in some shooting conditions.


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Jan 03, 2018 19:17 |  #1403

SereneSpeed wrote in post #18532809 (external link)
I use Lee Filters. It may be marketing, but they claim a higher melting temperature.

I have a friend who melted a coloured gel to a Broncolor bulb. Expensive.

I have put the bulb cover back onto bulbs too quick after heavy use and melted the covers (Godox AD600). I think bulbs get extremely hot, in some shooting conditions.

But read what you wrote and compare it to what I wrote.

If it's not going to melt the band without melting the filter first.

If it does melt the filter, it doesn't matter if it melts the band.

If it's going to melt the filter, it would be a good thing to melt the band first so the filter will loosen, maybe fall off.

Everything adds up to not having a band that is more resistant than the filter--like a circuit breaker, you want a band that's going to melt before the filter.




  
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Jan 03, 2018 21:47 as a reply to  @ RDKirk's post |  #1404

I actually just want stuff that’s not going to melt...


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Jan 04, 2018 17:25 |  #1405

Lee, Rosco and GAM filters are made for Theatre and Movie lighting. These instruments may be on for hours non stop, and have wattages over 1K. We have a pair of followspots with 2KW Xenon bulbs. They focus the light such that @ 100 feet you get 1300 ft-candles/lumens. The warning on the light announces "DISTANCE FROM THE FIXTURE TO LIGHTED OBJECTS MUST BE GREATER THAN 15 METERS (50FT) TO AVOID COMBUSTION."
Being the person I am I've tested this theory, (in a controlled experiment, not during a performance) with startling results!

No way one of these AD200 bulbs is going to get hot enough to melt the gel.


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Jan 04, 2018 20:11 |  #1406

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18533524 (external link)
Lee, Rosco and GAM filters are made for Theatre and Movie lighting. These instruments may be on for hours non stop, and have wattages over 1K. We have a pair of followspots with 2KW Xenon bulbs. They focus the light such that @ 100 feet you get 1300 ft-candles/lumens. The warning on the light announces "DISTANCE FROM THE FIXTURE TO LIGHTED OBJECTS MUST BE GREATER THAN 15 METERS (50FT) TO AVOID COMBUSTION."
Being the person I am I've tested this theory, (in a controlled experiment, not during a performance) with startling results!

No way one of these AD200 bulbs is going to get hot enough to melt the gel.

I don't think it will, either.




  
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Jan 05, 2018 14:23 |  #1407

How will 1 of these AD200s do for HSS?
Can I use a softbox while doing HSS or will I be restricted to bare bulb or standard reflector?

Been looking through the HSS page and not many specifically mention this light...




  
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Jan 06, 2018 06:22 |  #1408

Anyone have a fix for this issue? First one was replaced and this is happening again on another one. Godox customer service is terrible with no reasons to me via email.


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Jan 06, 2018 07:46 |  #1409

ready2go wrote in post #18534704 (external link)
Anyone have a fix for this issue? First one was replaced and this is happening again on another one. Godox customer service is terrible with no reasons to me via email.


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Does that happen with the fresnel head too?


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Jan 06, 2018 08:29 |  #1410

BaZnGa wrote in post #18534205 (external link)
How will 1 of these AD200s do for HSS?
Can I use a softbox while doing HSS or will I be restricted to bare bulb or standard reflector?

Been looking through the HSS page and not many specifically mention this light...

Why would you think you can't use a softbox with it in HSS mode?




  
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