It's time for me to seek out some help from the great and wise PoTN members.
I've been thinking about investing in a decent lighting setup for my home studio.
For the past year, i've had a 580EXII and a 430EXII to work with.
I'm thinking about investing in a few Alienbee setups..
But before i do that, i do have a few questions. I know that the AB's have 3 different trim levels in terms of power, a 400, 800, and a 1600. They all offer a 6 stop of output so the 800 will never go as low as the 400 etc. What i want to ask is how bright are each of them compared to per say.. a 580EXII? I know there are watt/second ratings listed on the alienbee site but they absolutely make no sense to me whatsoever .
Also, has anyone worked with a alienbee setup yet also used a 580EXII/ 430EXII for fill and accent lights etc? How would i go about merging them together? Would the slave modes on the 580EXII/ AB800 etc be set off by each other as they sense light?