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Jan 11, 2012 15:59 |  #16

For the costs of setting up pocket wizards for a home studio you can be most of the way to an actual studio lighting setup. For indoor studio work the benefits of the PW dont come near matching the costs.




  
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Jan 11, 2012 16:02 |  #17

if he wanted to setup a budget studio using speedlites, he can check out the list I made some time ago when I was trying to figure out what I wanted (The link is in my Sig). Of course the gear I listed is for manual flashes and manual triggers, but the total cost still ended up being less than the cost of one 580 EX II. I still own nearly all of the items and they've held up just fine.


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Jan 12, 2012 07:17 |  #18

Hi Again,

Maybe I'm missing the boat here.

My intent was to use an Octacool as a continuous light source and then the OCF as a shadow/ fill light.

Is this not a good idea (necessary)?


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Jan 12, 2012 13:28 |  #19

General_T wrote in post #13690886 (external link)
Hi Again,

Maybe I'm missing the boat here.

My intent was to use an Octacool as a continuous light source and then the OCF as a shadow/ fill light.

Is this not a good idea (necessary)?


Thanks Again

Generally you dont want to mix continuous (artificial) and flash if you can help it. Often times the color of the continuous and flash arent the same, so you have to gel one to match the other. The second problem is balancing the power. Continuous sources are generally lower powered requiring longer shutter speeds to make an exposure so you have to "dumb down" your flash by sticking to lower powers to balance. That said, you can make it work, its just not the best option.




  
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