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My flash went Kaput so I need new one. Recommendations?

 
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Apr 30, 2018 15:29 as a reply to  @ post 18615289 |  #16

The $179 one is what I have 3 of, and then I have 2 manual, (850vII?) and the xpro trigger - but mine are all the Adorama versions so I dont' have to deal with China, as pointed out.

And yes my bag is definitely lighter as I don't have all the AA batteries to lug around (both in the flash and sets to replace). Tough units, have dropped onto padded concrete and they are fine.

Highly recommended.

Adorama Flash units. (external link)

Make sure you select the canon brand so TTL works.

Also, be patient as they do run specials, particularly around black friday/christmas.


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May 03, 2018 10:06 |  #17

Thanks everyone. I got the Adorama Flashpoint ... will update once it arrives and let you know how it goes!


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May 06, 2018 09:09 |  #18

NatsRoses wrote in post #18612850 (external link)
My quite beloved 550ex died on me ... so

What's your favorite flash?

I will mostly need it for the occasional BarMitzvah and such.

Canon 5dmk4 camera.

Thanks!

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May 11, 2018 08:42 |  #19

So far I'm really liking the Flashpoint. I am having a little trouble getting it to work together with the R2 xproC transmitter, but I am inclined to believe it's completely user error.

When on top pf the camera it works flawlessly. Beautiful light, nice and even light space, bang on exposure, couldn't ask for more! But off camera I'm having a hard time getting it to perform the same. I've played around with it on manual and TTL but still cannot get the right exposure, and can't get it to have the same power output. Anyway.... like I said, mostly user error.

So 2 other questions:

1. Any favorite youtube video on using the R2 transmitter with the flashpoint out there? I'm 100% a visual learner.

2. What is your favorite light modifier to use on your flash? I'd like to buy a soft box for it, to play around outside with some portraits.

Links would be appreciated ;-)a

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May 11, 2018 08:47 as a reply to  @ NatsRoses's post |  #20

I would start first with a DIY foamboard version just to see how you like it. Very cheap and fairly effective. Once you get a feel on the size of diffuser you need, you can look for an appropriate softbox or manufactured diffuser.

https://lifehacker.com …-diffuser-from-craft-foam (external link)


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May 11, 2018 08:57 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #21

Actually I forgot I own 2 Godox umbrella sofboxes that I use with my Alien Bees! I just need to get a speedlight mount bracket with the umbrella hole. :lol:


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May 11, 2018 10:25 |  #22

Keep an eye out for ebay specials.
I just got an AD200(Flashpoint) from Adorama's ebay store with the recent ebay 15% off.


The Li-ion battery in my V860 is sooo convenient.
I think I'm going to sell my TT350 for a V350.
I love the size of the unit but 2AAs and a lot of high power use chews em up pretty quickly.

Oops. Sorry Nathalie.
I didn't read that you had already purchased.
Well, lighting gear is a rabbit hole. And other's may keep a look out too.

Have fun!


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May 11, 2018 14:40 as a reply to  @ imajin's post |  #23

NatsRoses wrote in post #18623793 (external link)
1. Any favorite youtube video on using the R2 transmitter with the flashpoint out there? I'm 100% a visual learner. ...

Not really a tutorial on using the XPro-C, more of an in-hand review, it does sort of walk you through messing about with one, even though the reviewer can't use it on-camera, since he's a Nikon shooter, and he was given the Canon version to review. :)

https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=qa1_i3Re63M (external link)

NatsRoses wrote in post #18623802 (external link)
Actually I forgot I own 2 Godox umbrella sofbox that I use with my Alien Bees! I just need to get a speedlight mount bracket with the umbrella hole. :lol:

Might as well stick with Godox (external link). :)


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May 11, 2018 15:26 |  #24

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18615422 (external link)
Be aware that the Adorama Flashpoint R2 units are the same as the Godox, but with Adoramas support backing it vs. dealing with China.

eg: This; https://www.adorama.co​m/fplfsmzl2ca.html (external link) is exactly the same as the V860IIc Li-ion.

I replaced all of my Canon flash with these units and am quite happy.


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May 25, 2018 11:18 |  #25

OK, I'm starting to go down the rabbit hole :lol: And its all your fault!!

I now also have the evolve200 plus the R2 Trigger (it came free) R2 ProC trigger, S Bracket, monopod, gels, bar doors, reflectors for both flashpoint TTL Lithium Ion and AD 200.

Hahaha.


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May 25, 2018 21:29 |  #26

NatsRoses wrote in post #18632426 (external link)
OK, I'm starting to go down the rabbit hole :lol: And its all your fault!!

We'll move you to studio packs later. :)


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May 30, 2018 04:34 |  #27

Nick5 wrote in post #18620493 (external link)
Guess I am "Old School".
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yeah me too...

but im currently trying to move two perfectly (tested only) used/new 600s to have a little bank for an impending layoff and car notes...




  
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