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Recommend me a studio strobe compatible with a YN 622 radio triggers

 
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Dec 16, 2013 08:28 |  #1

Hi.

i am in the process of sorting out my own studio. I have most of the necesary equipment now such as backdrops and light modifiers but i am now after something more powerful then a speedlite that i currently use.

I am after a actual Strobe light that can be triggered using a YN 622C radio trigger i use.

I need it to have fast recycle times faster then my speedlight and of course offer much more powerful light as well.

I will either use it on a unbrella or on a new softbox i will get later.

Budget is around £300

£400 if the extra 100 really is worth the extra cost.

I saw something like this on calumet:

http://www.calumetphot​o.co.uk …s-300b-flash-head/CF0507/ (external link)

any good?


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Dec 16, 2013 09:30 |  #2

We have a White Lightning X1600 that we trigger with the 622 and it works perfectly. Any of the Alien Bee lights will work with the 622, you have to use the PC Sync port though.


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Dec 16, 2013 09:44 |  #3

Umm can Alien Bees be throught from the UK? they do seem to be recommended by a few!


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Dec 16, 2013 09:52 |  #4

Just so you know, any studio strobe can be fired by the 622 if you have the right cord. None will have ETTL which is the main reason to use the 622, over other options. The 622 works as a manual only trigger, its just a matter of getting the right cord. Buff does have a Euro distribution partner. http://www.paulcbuff.e​u.com/ (external link)




  
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Dec 16, 2013 10:09 |  #5

is the b400 strong enough for a single full body portrait as a main light?

this looks good:

http://www.paulcbuff.e​u.com …ee-flash-unit/110V-B400-B (external link)


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Dec 16, 2013 10:14 |  #6

jonneymendoza wrote in post #16531417 (external link)
is the b400 strong enough for a single full body portrait as a main light?

this looks good:

http://www.paulcbuff.e​u.com …ee-flash-unit/110V-B400-B (external link)

Yes. its strong enough. The 800 is generally a bit better value for the money.




  
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Dec 16, 2013 10:16 |  #7

Whys that? Why is the 800 better?


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Dec 16, 2013 10:22 |  #8

jonneymendoza wrote in post #16531435 (external link)
Whys that? Why is the 800 better?

More power for only slightly more money.




  
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Dec 16, 2013 10:29 |  #9

wow thanks. Good brand i presume? Can i fit any softbox in there or specific ones only?


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jonneymendoza wrote in post #16531461 (external link)
wow thanks. Good brand i presume? Can i fit any softbox in there or specific ones only?

You need one thats compatible with the alien bee or sometimes called balcar mount. Most softboxes for studio strobes use a device called a speedring. You pick the speedring for the particular softbox you want. For the big soft light you seem to want from your other thread, consider the PLM system with a diffusion panel.




  
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Dec 16, 2013 10:58 |  #11

cheers. lots to consider. thanks


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Dec 16, 2013 14:33 |  #12

jonneymendoza wrote in post #16531531 (external link)
cheers. lots to consider. thanks

And, I'm afraid to say, Alien Bees isn't a realistic one.

They appear to be an excellent option for the US, but the owner (Buff) cant see further than their own country, and the UK operation (an offshoot of the Australian operation) isn't realistic.

http://www.talkphotogr​aphy.co.uk …g-to-the-uk.222551/page-8 (external link)

More's the pity.

The Balcar mount is also virtually non existent in the UK:
http://www.ebay.co.uk …balcar&rt=nc&LH​_PrefLoc=1 (external link)

Really can't see the point, unless you want the unique aspects of the einstein, though even that (IGBT) is coming more widespread among more widely available suppliers.




  
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Dec 16, 2013 15:42 |  #13

so what are my options then?


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Dec 16, 2013 15:45 |  #14

jonneymendoza wrote in post #16532308 (external link)
so what are my options then?

Look at the elinchrome rangers.




  
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Dec 16, 2013 16:08 |  #15

gonzogolf wrote in post #16532323 (external link)
Look at the elinchrome rangers.

£600!

http://www.calumetphot​o.co.uk …ryDomainName=Ca​lumet-UK-2 (external link)


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