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May 10, 2018 21:22 |  #16

i wish i had seen these mounts (or had heard about them) when i started building my speedlite lighting kit...

i made brackets that will hold the speedlte in this orientation but it would have been easier and not much more money to have gone with these mounts




  
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May 10, 2018 22:27 |  #17

I have just entered the Godox/Flashpoint system and I and absolutely astonished at the apparent quality of this gear at the price point it is going for.

I purchased a Streaklight 360 TTL which is a really powerful unit which has radio transmitter and receiver built in and aso has HSS capability. I got this light from Adorama as a "open box" item for $299. I don't see any evidence of the box being opened...

I also purchased a R2 transceiver and a Zoom R2 hotshoe flash which doesn't have ETTL but, does do HSS.

The accessories for the Flashpoint/Godox flash line are comprehensive and relatively inexpensive. My first purchase was the dual "Y" power cord to increase the recycle time of the 360. It appears that shooting at 1/128 or 1/64 power, the recharge of the strobe will keep pace with the slow burst rate of the Canon 7D Mark 2. I am going to do some comprehensive testing to establish limits to the capabilities of this combination. I also bought a guard to protect the flash tube and a globe diffuser which, I suspect might be nice for run and gun shooting.

I am waiting for delivery of an 18-inch folding beauty dish which, I think will be nice for outdoor fill light.

At first, I had a bit of a problem getting the 360 and the Zoom R2 flashes to sync up with the R2 Transceiver. But, when all else seemed to fail, I read the instructions :rolleyes: and the setup is now working just great.

I have not yet played with my Canon 600EX-RT flash as either a slave or a master. If I cannot get it to work as I had hoped:-(, I will probably sell the 600 and purchase the closest Flashpoint in capability.

One thing that I have decided definitely not to do is to power my Canon 600EX-RT flash off the Flashpoint battery pack. It is supposed to be feasible but, I have heard too many scare stories to try thatvmad


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May 10, 2018 22:34 |  #18

I would get another 600EX-RT II and one 430EX-RT III.
Have you considered solutions from Nissin and Phottix?


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May 11, 2018 09:25 |  #19

RPCrowe wrote in post #18623583 (external link)
I also bought a guard to protect the flash tube and a globe diffuser which, I suspect might be nice for run and gun shooting.

I have not yet played with my Canon 600EX-RT flash as either a slave or a master. If I cannot get it to work as I had hoped:-(, I will probably sell the 600 and purchase the closest Flashpoint in capability.

That globe diffuser is very useful. Now that I have an AD600 and 2 AD200's, I use the 360 with the globe diffuser to light the backdrop when I do portrait/beauty work.

You can add a Flashpoint Canon receiver to the 600EX-RT to trigger it from the Flashpoint R2 unit. This allows you to control and trigger the Canon flashes as part of an overall lighting setup combined with Flashpoint strobes. Shameless plug - I actually have 3 of the receivers I'm about to put up for sale here - I sold off all my Canon flash gear (actually ALL my Canon gear since I moved to Sony) and no longer need them.


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Oct 29, 2018 22:04 |  #20

OK,

Old thread but new/similar question that I don't think anyone touched on yet. I got the YN ST-E3 model with their Canon transceivers. Does the Flashpoint/Godox solution provide Canon tranceivers that will do E-TTL (or their version of it) and also Manual (and HSS) on Canon Speedlites? If so, I'd have no problem jumping over to the Xpro and all the cool stuff that Flashpoint has...I honestly think they have figured out the pulse of the market more so than anyone, especially after seeing them (AGAIN) at Photoexpo 2018.

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Oct 30, 2018 13:05 |  #21

tfitz wrote in post #18739682 (external link)
OK,

Old thread but new/similar question that I don't think anyone touched on yet. I got the YN ST-E3 model with their Canon transceivers. Does the Flashpoint/Godox solution provide Canon tranceivers that will do E-TTL (or their version of it) and also Manual (and HSS) on Canon Speedlites? If so, I'd have no problem jumping over to the Xpro and all the cool stuff that Flashpoint has...I honestly think they have figured out the pulse of the market more so than anyone, especially after seeing them (AGAIN) at Photoexpo 2018.

Thanks,
T

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Nov 04, 2018 00:50 as a reply to  @ post 18591582 |  #22

Hi Mike,

For the Flashpoint system you're using now, have you tried to integrate your PCB monos into that system? If so, what do you use to fire. I'm assuming you have to walk over and adjust the power on them?

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Nov 06, 2018 14:01 as a reply to  @ tfitz's post |  #23

Honestly I've not tried to integrate them at all, so I can't really answer that. I'm not even certain whether using one of the receivers with a corded connection to the PCB strobe would work (I guess it would). In theory, I could use those, and then just use my cyber commander to control power remotely while triggering off the Flashpoint system. Or simply set them up as slaves triggered optically (still adjusted remotely via the PCB remote). But I don't have a need to do that, so I doubt I'll ever try it. I'm actually debating whether to sell my PCB gear.


EF 135L | EF 70-300 L | ST-E3-RT | (4) Einstein E640s | Sekonic L-758 | Sony A7RII Gripped | Sony A7RIII Gripped | Sony 16-35GM | Sony FE 55 f/1.8 | Sony FE 85 f/1.4 GM | Sony FE 100-400GM | Sony 1.4x | Sony HVL-60M | Sigma MC-11 | Flashpoint Xplor AD600 | Flashpoint AD200 (2)| Flashpoint AD360 | plus too many doodads to list

  
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Nov 06, 2018 14:31 as a reply to  @ mike1812's post |  #24

Same here... It feels like PCB is stalling out these days. The customer service was great and great product but support and compatibility over time has been lacking. All of this incompatible middle ware (radio comms, ttl protocol, etc.) Has led to less profit for all IMHO... This happened to the computer industry years ago but they got their act together and started forming open standards under IEEE and other groups.

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