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

 
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Jan 30, 2018 13:09 |  #1441

In theory just white balancing a reference target wouldn't fix the issue. In practice the issue doesn't seem to present notable problems.

I always have to chuckle at color accurate claims - unless it's super refined work there are so so many factors that kill color workflow, that a swing from one setting to another is a comparatively small issue.

The color of the subject's shirt kicking back into their face; the age of the diffusion material in front of one strobe versus another; incidental reflection; mixed sources like ambient and strobe. From my experience, there are smart things to do, like throwing down black fabric at the subject's feet, isolating them from tungsten or fluoro, book end them with black or white… provided all your light is in the same general ballpark, you work to minimize any overt cast, things look really clean.

And for any problems some Luminosity Mask, to Apply Image, to a Curve for shadows vs highs will bring everything in to spec.

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I guess I did mix them up here, in fact I had 3 different kinds of flashes. The TT685s, AD200s and an AD360...

I didn't see any issues in this 2 week shoot either, so I don't think it is really a big deal. I also shoot a custom WB, so maybe that takes care of things.

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Jan 30, 2018 16:12 |  #1442

MayaTlab wrote in post #18552335 (external link)
I think that it's a good point. In what sort of scenario the heads would be mixed ?

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I have not done it with the AD200,. (yet)
But I have been mixing AD360 bare bulb with V860 speedlights (and 580EXII) for some time, long before the AD200 existed. I would assume we are looking at the same kind of problem with color there.

As for Ad200, to date I have only used it with the fresnel! (I honestly forgot to swap it to the barebulb the one time I used a big octa box! :oops::oops::oops:


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Feb 11, 2018 02:51 |  #1443

Hope you don't mind me posting again... Another outdoors shot from this weekend. Left my taller tripod in the car, so had to strap the AD to a fence post to get it higher.

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Feb 11, 2018 19:53 |  #1444

First real test with it today and it worked like a charm.

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Feb 13, 2018 10:31 |  #1445

I am about to purchase this flash and want to know the most practical softbox that's reasonably priced and stand to use? I was going to get the kit that includes the softbox but it appears it may not be the best. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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Feb 13, 2018 10:35 as a reply to  @ KompactKris's post |  #1446

I'm using Westcott RapidBoxes. They are awesome!
As far as stands just pick what you can afford.


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Feb 13, 2018 17:43 as a reply to  @ FarmerTed1971's post |  #1447

I use manfrotto stands they last a long time even in harsh environments. As for soft boxes I'd recommend something like cheetah quick soupbowl or their Snub 38, but you'll need a twin head or Bowens adapter


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Feb 13, 2018 20:40 |  #1448

I use the 38" Glow ParaPop from Adorama. Love it.


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Feb 23, 2018 10:41 as a reply to  @ Ray Marrero's post |  #1449

Would this light stand work with the AD200?

Thanks a lot

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Feb 23, 2018 11:00 |  #1450

Yes. I use this with my ad360

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A bit of a stretch though and the modifier has more to say than the flash. Big ones is a nogo




  
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Feb 23, 2018 11:20 |  #1451

I'm also trying to find a taller light stand but since I shoot outdoors on uneven ground I need one with adjustable legs. A tall tripod would be ideal, but most are way too expensive for my needs. So I haven't found anything really suitable yet.


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Feb 23, 2018 12:04 as a reply to  @ Tessa's post |  #1452

Manfrotto Nanopole with adjustable leg section?




  
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Feb 23, 2018 13:13 |  #1453

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Manfrotto Nanopole with adjustable leg section?

Oh, thanks - that could work.


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Mar 19, 2018 05:41 as a reply to  @ Tessa's post |  #1454

A rapid question for owners of both the new AD600 pro default umbrella reflector, and Godox's AD-B2 bracket for the AD200 : Is it possible to slide an umbrella shaft in the umbrella hole of the AD-B2 when the latter is fitted with the AD600 pro umbrella reflector ?




  
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Apr 05, 2018 10:10 |  #1455

Hi all,

I'm interested in buying either 2x ad200 with ad-b2 or one ad600 for outdoor portraits in bright light. I plan to get mid size softbox 38" round or 31x31" square.

I have found many useful comparisons on youtube/blogs/forums. I have a list of those and my summaries here:
https://docs.google.co​m …Jv56SHI/edit?us​p=drivesdk (external link)

I see advantages of ad600:
- a bit higher power.
- ability to have light H600B head on stand while more weight is at the bottom.

Advantages of 2x ad600 + ad-b2:
- can take only one so less weight when power is not needed.
- other ad200 can be used as kicker light when single ad200 suffices as key light in overcast weather.

I see that two options should be within 0.3 to 0.6 EV depending on modifier based on many comparisons on internet. 0.5EV means about 20% more subject distance from light with same exposure so it might not be that big deal.

But I don't know how they relate in HSS mode. HSS mode adds additional penalty compared to using ND filter. I have measured my flashes (sb600 and i40) and they had 1.7 and 1.4 EV penalty at 1/1 power measured by my Gossen flash meter (which is not designed for HSS but exposures corresponded to it or were slightly worse).

Can you compare how exposure of flash only lit subject decreses when going from 1/160 to 1/320 in terms of aperture or EV? At full power. I assume that once x-sync is crossed the exposure decrease is proportional to time decrease. I'm interested in both ad200 and ad600 so I'm asking same question in both threads.

Also, I have seen noted that x1t trigger switches to HSS when shutter is faster than 1/160s even on Nikon cameras that have 1/200 - 1/250 x-sync. Is that true or has been resolved by firmware updates?

Can modern transmitters x1t/xpro be configured for hypersync (not HSS)? I have read that Xt16 is needed for that.

Thank you in advance,
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