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Mar 20, 2009 13:18 |  #451

Yes it does have an effect. However it would take a 2007 pixel peeper champion of the year to care or notice... probably not even notice.

Best thing to do is set up a light on a stand, turn on the modeling light, turn off the lights in the room and notice the light you get on the ceiling from the hole. Its certainly going thru there. Then just take a few images, maybe even meter them too. One with the hole open and one with some foil over it.

Can you tell a difference in the shots? Do they meter differently?
I would bet probably not. But if you are that guy, just cover it with gaffers tape or something.


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Mar 20, 2009 13:27 |  #452

Nah, I took some test shots of Scooby Doo, the other night. Didn't seem to affect anything, but, I'll have a model over tomorrow to put the new lights through their paces for a bit. Give em a workout. ;)


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Mar 20, 2009 13:33 |  #453

Oh man, I love Scoob. Can you get me a shoot setup with him?


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Mar 20, 2009 14:24 as a reply to  @ epatt250's post |  #454

Well got my B800 last night and was messing around with it in the house. This is my first shot with an off-camera flash unit. I can't wait to shoot it outside and do some experimenting with it.

I am learning it is quite difficult to get a large aperture. I had to turn the B800 all the way down for this shot to get f/2.8 at ISO 100.

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Mar 20, 2009 14:31 |  #455

DavidS what do you use for tiggers? How fast can you get the 1DsMkII to sync without shutter in the frame?


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Mar 20, 2009 15:19 |  #456

epatt250 wrote in post #7563467 (external link)
Oh man, I love Scoob. Can you get me a shoot setup with him?

I'll check his schedule. :) He's pretty shy, as far as stuffed animals go. :lol:

Oh, and I was finally able to get 1/200th of a second. Phew.


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Mar 20, 2009 15:24 |  #457

what white balance setting do you guys use? i tried to use a custom wb and i get this heavy green tint why doesnt it work with flash?!


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Mar 20, 2009 15:28 |  #458

Gray card. MWB.


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Mar 20, 2009 16:13 |  #459

epatt250 wrote in post #7563854 (external link)
DavidS what do you use for tiggers? How fast can you get the 1DsMkII to sync without shutter in the frame?

I am using cybersyncs. From last nights quick test, 1/250 was the fastest I can go without seeing any part of the shutter in the picture. At 1/320, I can see a very small amount at the bottom which can easily be cropped.


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Mar 20, 2009 17:45 |  #460
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Mar 20, 2009 18:24 |  #461

David S wrote in post #7563807 (external link)
I am learning it is quite difficult to get a large aperture. I had to turn the B800 all the way down for this shot to get f/2.8 at ISO 100.

the solution is ND filters, work great for getting large apertures with flash.




  
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Mar 20, 2009 18:30 |  #462

JakPot wrote in post #7565166 (external link)
the solution is ND filters, work great for getting large apertures with flash.

Yeah, I have a CP that gives about 1 stop. I am definitely looking into extra ND filters though.


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Mar 21, 2009 06:25 as a reply to  @ David S's post |  #463

Got outside the other night with my Bees and the sister's dog to have a little fun. Note to self, when it's windy out, be sure to sandbag the stands or they'll tip over. Now worries, the strobes still work just fine :)

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Mar 21, 2009 09:06 as a reply to  @ GCGuy's post |  #464

Wow, ordered my Bees on Thurs. am and got em Friday afternoon, I am impressed.
Cant wait to try them out this weekend!


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Mar 21, 2009 11:30 |  #465

Hey guys I got my light kit in already, I have 1 AB800 1 AB400 and 1 430exII all come with lightstands and umbrella (should of bought a soft box) ....

Anyway, I want to take out the AB800 today but since Im a total n00b, I dont know if that will be enough or not and I dont know which way to face the AB (Towards or Bounce and at what distance) ... I can either use the Silver White Reversible Umbrella or Translucent White "Shoot-Thru" Umbrella .. thanks for the help and tips ..

P.S. I dont have a lightmeter and I will most likely stomp down to 5.6 at ISO 100 or so, will this work?




  
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