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Mar 07, 2009 02:45 |  #226

Nope

edit/ although "modeling lamp may be used as a recycle indicator, turning itself off when the unit is recycling, and coming back on to let you know when the unit is fully recycled and you are ready to shoot again." -alienbees website




  
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Mar 07, 2009 10:02 |  #227

does anybody know the flash sync speed of the B800 unit? I've learned that i need more powerful strobes than 4 vivitars when i do environmental portraits.


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Mar 07, 2009 10:03 as a reply to  @ Marloon's post |  #228

I usually shoot at 1/125 with any studio strobe with my 5D, but I think I can do 1/160 no problem as well.




  
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Mar 07, 2009 11:09 |  #229

Marloon wrote in post #7473824 (external link)
does anybody know the flash sync speed of the B800 unit? I've learned that i need more powerful strobes than 4 vivitars when i do environmental portraits.



uhhh i believe its the same as any other flash still 1/250 and under...


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Mar 07, 2009 11:13 |  #230

jcp2000 wrote in post #7474112 (external link)
uhhh i believe its the same as any other flash still 1/250 and under...

This is not the case... check your camera manual for synching with large studio strobes. The 5D manual states 1/125 of slower, however I don't have a problem at 1/160 either. I would assume the others (40D, XTi, etc) are probably the same.




  
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Mar 07, 2009 11:16 |  #231

I use them at 1/250 all the time with no problems


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Mar 07, 2009 11:24 |  #232

JakPot wrote in post #7474135 (external link)
This is not the case... check your camera manual for synching with large studio strobes. The 5D manual states 1/125 of slower, however I don't have a problem at 1/160 either. I would assume the others (40D, XTi, etc) are probably the same.


i have also seen and heard of people using them at 250th or 200 for rebel users


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Mar 07, 2009 11:26 as a reply to  @ jcp2000's post |  #233

what are you using to fire them? I could get up to 1/200 on both a sync cord & PW, but 1/250 had shutter in it.

and I wasn't saying you couldn't use it at these speeds, but he was asking for a sync speed... which is given in the manual




  
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Mar 07, 2009 12:13 |  #234

JakPot wrote in post #7474174 (external link)
what are you using to fire them? I could get up to 1/200 on both a sync cord & PW, but 1/250 had shutter in it.

Cybersyncs


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Mar 07, 2009 12:17 |  #235

i havent got mine in yet it gonna be in my hands on monday but i will be using cactus v2s to trigger mine


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Mar 07, 2009 12:39 |  #236
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Mar 07, 2009 12:40 |  #237

i seen those on flickr when you posted them i just happened to be on the same time you were aha


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Mar 07, 2009 12:45 |  #238

jcp2000 wrote in post #7474422 (external link)
i havent got mine in yet it gonna be in my hands on monday but i will be using cactus v2s to trigger mine

$400 strobe and a $10 piece of crap to control it...I have said it before, I don't understand this.


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Mar 07, 2009 13:00 |  #239

BCRose wrote in post #7474549 (external link)
$400 strobe and a $10 piece of crap to control it...I have said it before, I don't understand this.


ha if you are opening your mouth before you actually used cactus i dont think you should be saying anything....

my set actually works and i think that whole there a pos and miss fire and unreliable is blown way out of proportion. i can go 50+ feet, be in a totally different room then where the light is and it will still fire.


did i mention there straight out of the box no mod!!! dont buy into what you read on forums until you do tests yourself


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Mar 07, 2009 13:13 |  #240

jcp2000 wrote in post #7474605 (external link)
ha if you are opening your mouth before you actually used cactus i dont think you should be saying anything...

I Unfortuately have three sets of them...somewhere in the closet. Some I have bought were DOA. Some shorted out, all misfire. One I have fires my AB strobes continously!

I understand you defending them if you have not used anything else yourself, so I put your statement above right back at you, if you haven't used Cybersyncs or PocketWizards, Skyports etc. then you really don't know anything of what you speak.

I don't want to argue this obvious point but you get what you pay for.

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