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Which strobe would you use in my situation.

 
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Jul 10, 2018 20:05 |  #16

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Get the AD400 for a minimum. I have both AD200 and AD600 and use AD600 a lot more. AD200 is nice, weight wise but that's it. LCD is pain to read outside. I know I don't need to read it except when I was using the wrong trigger Nikon on my canon camera and had to look at that tiny LCD outside in the sun. AD600 is much much better in that regard. 2nd extension head but now AD200 has it. Third less need for snadbags as I can put my AD600 down below on my light stand. 4th, two AD200 in that dual head is more pain IMHO.

Power wise, if I am shooting in the sun, I need two AD600s with the dual head. I currently don't have it.

Bobby, what kind of lighting conditions would you be shooting in where you would need that kind of power? Or it is it more of a distance thing, where you would need the power to push more light farther?


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Jul 10, 2018 21:08 |  #17

Anytime you shooting out in the sun and specially so if you in HSS mode. Here I am at full power of my AD600 and I am just matching the later afternoon early evening sun (model is standing in the shade).

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AD600 says 600ws but I think it is lower. Since I use extension head, there is 2/10-3/10 of a stop loss also.

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Jul 10, 2018 21:30 |  #18

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Anytime you shooting out in the sun and specially so if you in HSS mode. Here I am at full power of my AD600 and I am just matching the later afternoon early evening sun (model is standing in the shade).

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AD600 says 600ws but I think it is lower. Since I use extension head, there is 2/10-3/10 of a stop loss also.

Well this definitely makes me feel like the 600 is a better buy.. I really like the idea of the extension head. Saves the trouble of sand bags.

I think I might start out with the 200, then purchase a 600 later on. That way I can use the 600 to over power the sun and the 200 to fill in.

Being a complete novice to lights. Do you guys use it all in manual? Or use the TTL function?




  
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Jul 10, 2018 22:07 |  #19

Here are some shots posted here before. Around 9:30am, sun low at behind model, 1,100ws Ranger RX AS Speed battery powered Strobe shot in HS (Elinchrom way) in front. Strobe was about 30 feet away.

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Jul 10, 2018 22:08 |  #20

bobbyz wrote in post #18660222 (external link)
Anytime you shooting out in the sun and specially so if you in HSS mode. Here I am at full power of my AD600 and I am just matching the later afternoon early evening sun (model is standing in the shade).

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AD600 says 600ws but I think it is lower. Since I use extension head, there is 2/10-3/10 of a stop loss also.

So, if you can do that with a 600, would the dual head just be to make it easier?


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Jul 10, 2018 22:37 |  #21

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So, if you can do that with a 600, would the dual head just be to make it easier?

Like I said, it was later in the day. If I had the model with sun behind earlier in the day and I wanted to match the sun or make flash higher than the ambient, I would need two of my AD600s with 1200ws head. That 1200ws duaual head is also useful in that I can set my AD600 to lower power and have better recycling time.

Now I could use a long throw reflector and get more output but I prefer softer light. Harder light needs more experience to properly use it IMHO. AD200 is pretty light weight and I like it but only for evening, shade kind of shots. The just announced AD400Pro looks nice also.


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Jul 10, 2018 23:39 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #22

Gotcha. I see where you're going here. And I agree with the long throw reflector part - something I could never figure out.


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