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Adorama Rovelight RL 600, thoughts?

 
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Aug 27, 2015 08:41 |  #826

amirg wrote in post #17684755 (external link)
Is this the V version you are referring to? What about the TR-A6 development?

No I'm referring to the updated transmitter coming shortly for the Flashpoint RoveLights.

The V version and the TR-A6 are no longer compatible with the current Rovelights. Jinbei are still working on those, no doubt developing the pre-sync signal is holding them up still.


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Aug 27, 2015 15:36 |  #827

MalVeauX wrote in post #17684758 (external link)
maybe a 3rd party will make one.

Does anyone know if the announced Godox - X1-C will be compatible with the RL600?

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Aug 27, 2015 16:22 as a reply to  @ pinolero newbie's post |  #828

In the same sense that Odins & Yn622s are compatible - it should be.

So you'd need a Godox X1 receiver - then it will trigger and offer the early signal required for High-Shutter-Speed use.

My 600V arrived today and I'm getting used to triggering with my Odins - but saving a little by using a Strato II Rx (obeys early Odin signal when needed) on the 600V. It's all good . . .

Edit: 1/8000th & remote M fraction setting with the 'V' sender in my pocket . . . lovin' it, so far!




  
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Aug 28, 2015 20:59 |  #829

Lit this with the rove this week. Client liked it and will be more to come in the series. Rove been working like a champ for months now. Doesn't miss a beat.


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Aug 29, 2015 04:15 |  #830

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Aug 29, 2015 11:03 |  #831

Heya,

Two setups, trying to see which I like best involving the Rovelight.

Rovelight 600B (in HSS mode, at 1/4 and 1/2 power where noted)
Yongnuo YN622c (on camera & one via pc sync cable on Rovelight)
Cheetahstand Boom Stand + Counter Weight Bag (Water bottles in there)
36" x 24" cheap Neewer White Reflector on generic Impact stand with clamps as a bounce surface
Canon 5Dc + Tamron 90mm F2.8 VC @ 1/2000s F2.8 ISO 100 for all shots.
Ambient was less than Sunny 16, it's over cast. Was easy to knock down ambient with 1/2000s.
Fotodiox EZpro 48" Octa (1)
Impact 60" Silver Lined Black Backed Umbrella (2) (used as a bounce surface)

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Setup 1:

48" Octa Softbox (everything else the same as mentioned above).
Rovelight at 1/4 power in HSS.
1/2000s, F2.8, ISO 100.

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Setup 2:

60" Umbrella (bounce surface) (everything else the same as mentioned above).
Rovelight at 1/2 power in HSS.
1/2000s, F2.8, ISO 100.

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Overall, I feel they are quite similar in terms of light. I get more spread and wrap and more surrounding area covered in light with the 60" umbrella as a bounce surface, which would make sense. The 48" Octa gives more light for the power setting, and controls spill better so that only where it's aimed is exposed. Noteworthy difference in foreground shows that difference pretty well.

The question is... is the subject light that much different?

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Aug 30, 2015 16:22 as a reply to  @ MalVeauX's post |  #832

Rove with HSS deployed. I think this was 1/4000, f/4.2, iso 200.

The performance was ok for me, I think I prefer ND filters myself. I was noticing some pretty severe gradients. I'll have to try it again soon.


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Aug 30, 2015 17:07 as a reply to  @ PECE Photo's post |  #833

FWIW I like it. Good balance of subject and ambient. Did you use a light meter? May I ask what power you think you were at? Modifier: distance, type?

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Aug 30, 2015 20:25 |  #834

Thanks.

I was at full power. No light meter. A 36 inch soft box was pointed down at him from about four feet above his head.


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Aug 31, 2015 02:24 |  #835

Does anyone have a OVERHEAT problem with the Rovelight? I was shooting at full power HSS for quite a bit but not even a full battery worth and it started to show "OH" "OT" on the LCD in which I would reset the strobe and then get around 3-5 more pops until it did the same thing again... sigh




  
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Aug 31, 2015 02:28 |  #836

BlazingSkies wrote in post #17689546 (external link)
Does anyone have a OVERHEAT problem with the Rovelight? I was shooting at full power HSS for quite a bit but not even a full battery worth and it started to show "OH" "OT" on the LCD in which I would reset the strobe and then get around 3-5 more pops until it did the same thing again... sigh

Strange I've never gotten that and I shoot an entire session of dancers at full power as soon as it recycles.


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Aug 31, 2015 02:28 |  #837

BlazingSkies wrote in post #17689546 (external link)
Does anyone have a OVERHEAT problem with the Rovelight? I was shooting at full power HSS for quite a bit but not even a full battery worth and it started to show "OH" "OT" on the LCD in which I would reset the strobe and then get around 3-5 more pops until it did the same thing again... sigh

Nope,

I use mine in 95 degree Florida heat & humidity with direct sun light on it. No problem. Granted, I haven't used it continuously for 2+ hours before either. Most of my use has been 30~45 minutes tops, mostly at full power, always in HSS (it stays in HSS, always). I wouldn't be surprised if I managed to use it for 2+ hours in direct sunlight that it might overheat without a significant breeze to ventilate the thing. When I'm not using it or I'm moving, I cover from direct sun to avoid it getting heated up like an oven and uncover it when I'm ready to use it.

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Aug 31, 2015 02:30 as a reply to  @ MalVeauX's post |  #838

The shoot wasn't even an hour... it started overheating around 30-45 minutes. What should I do?




  
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Aug 31, 2015 02:38 |  #839

Yeah I shot mine it was sitting in direct sun for an hour full power hss never had a problem.

The only thing I wasn't happy with were the recycling times. I'll try the fast mode next time I just have not shot a portrait for a long time so I had forgotten about this function.

Contact Helen. They are under warranty.

I'm already thinking about getting another one of these units. If I didn't already have so much equipment to buy as it is.


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Aug 31, 2015 03:04 |  #840

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The shoot wasn't even an hour... it started overheating around 30-45 minutes. What should I do?

Heya,

Not sure, sounds like something is not correct though. I would begin the RMA process for a new unit. I had to get a 2nd unit because my first one was DOA after the first fire up. Returned it, got another, and it's been ace. But that's why I bought it at Adorama to have their customer service and warranty and all that.

Give Adorama a call. Their Flashpoint tech person will video chat with you to figure it out, and if can't figure it out will push the RMA through so you can get another unit.

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