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Jan 08, 2015 18:55 |  #9706

Ha! Funnily enough Sheldon I just bumped into one of your old posts on Photo.net regarding the 70cm Deep Octa and the warm tone the diffusion sheet gives off compared to virtually every other brand. I've become sick to death of it now and was wondering if anyone knows if it's something limited to just the 70cm version or if the entire Elinchrom range of diffusers is the same? Was going to buy the 150cm version but thought I'd check first.


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Jan 08, 2015 19:10 |  #9707

They are all warm compared to the Fotodiox and Photoflex.


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Jan 08, 2015 19:14 |  #9708

Oh Darn it! I might just throw a white bath towel over it then !!!


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Jan 09, 2015 04:33 as a reply to  @ post 17372410 |  #9709

but for most people who uses dlsr that has only 1/200 max shutter leaf, how do people go about achieving higher with the rx series?


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Jan 09, 2015 09:20 |  #9710

jonneymendoza wrote in post #17373528 (external link)
but for most people who uses dlsr that has only 1/200 max shutter leaf, how do people go about achieving higher with the rx series?

I don't. Already have lots of power to overpower the sun, I can use an ND filter if I need shallow DOF, and I'm not trying to freeze action photography with an ambient light component.

Most people trying to do this don't really need to, and it's more trouble than it's worth IMHO.


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Jan 09, 2015 09:23 |  #9711

dbeugel wrote in post #17373043 (external link)
Ha! Funnily enough Sheldon I just bumped into one of your old posts on Photo.net regarding the 70cm Deep Octa and the warm tone the diffusion sheet gives off compared to virtually every other brand. I've become sick to death of it now and was wondering if anyone knows if it's something limited to just the 70cm version or if the entire Elinchrom range of diffusers is the same? Was going to buy the 150cm version but thought I'd check first.

I think all the Rotalux softboxes are the same, they use the same fabric from what I've seen.

I've never thought of them as being too warm, but I don't mix/match modifiers often.


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Jan 09, 2015 09:50 as a reply to  @ Sheldon N's post |  #9712

most?

There are a ton of people that do fast freeze of action in a studio.

Flashguns can do it via HSS!

so i guess these RX's cant then at all!?!?!?!?!?


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Jan 09, 2015 10:20 |  #9713

windpig wrote in post #17373064 (external link)
They are all warm compared to the Fotodiox and Photoflex.

Really I find them to be cooler then the Fotodiox and Visico. Closer to pure daylight


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Jan 09, 2015 10:20 |  #9714

That wouldn't be the shutter or sync speed that would freeze action in a studio environment, the flash duration of the brx aren't rated too badly for this.


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Jan 09, 2015 10:50 |  #9715

RedCatPhoto wrote in post #17373867 (external link)
That wouldn't be the shutter or sync speed that would freeze action in a studio environment, the flash duration of the brx aren't rated too badly for this.

That would be shutter speed. fast action shots at studio is done using HSS


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Jan 09, 2015 11:28 |  #9716

abbadon31 wrote in post #17373865 (external link)
Really I find them to be cooler then the Fotodiox and Visico. Closer to pure daylight

Hmm, well see about this:lol:


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Jan 09, 2015 12:00 |  #9717

I want to add a couple new strobes for the studio, am kinda torn between two ELC Pro 500 or wait a bit and try a couple of Bron Siros 400S. They would come at about the same price and would be quite close in features. Buying into Bron would have me a step closer to getting a para I guess :love: :p


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Jan 09, 2015 12:06 |  #9718

What, you're anti Swiss?:-P


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Jan 09, 2015 12:22 |  #9719

Haha I decided to stick to the swiss lighting brands, though Elinchrom would come first as Bron are from the german speaking part of the country... :p


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Jan 09, 2015 17:46 |  #9720

jonneymendoza wrote in post #17373910 (external link)
That would be shutter speed. fast action shots at studio is done using HSS

No, fast action photography in the studio is done with fast duration flashes. No need for fast shutter speeds when there's no ambient light. 1/150 and f/8 ISO 100 is just fine if your flash duration is fast.

BXRi's have an okay flash duration, RX and Ranger/Quadra are better (esp wih an A head) and the Einstein's are king.

HSS has got a lot of people confused about what it is for and when it actually has any merit.


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