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Adorama Rovelight RL 600, thoughts?

 
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Oct 01, 2015 15:48 as a reply to  @ post 17729217 |  #916

That's great. Thanks for sharing the details! :-)


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Oct 02, 2015 13:23 |  #917

I have

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What big light modifiers is everyone using with their RL600? I was thinking of buying a 53" Elinchrome Rotalux or possibly even the 69" version. Is the light sturdy enough to handle these big octabanks?

I have used a bunch of big modifiers from 4x6 softbox to 7 foot octa, and had no problems holding them up.


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Oct 03, 2015 12:38 |  #918

Thanks again, I went and built myself one of those cold shoe straps this morning. So far. really solid. I'm going to add a piece of rubber to the bottom of the flat so it doesn't move around.


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Oct 03, 2015 13:19 |  #919

Harth wrote in post #17729063 (external link)
I know these come with their own trigger, but why don't they build these strobes with cold shoes built-in?


These work really well where ever you need a low profile cold shoe. http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ccessory_Shoe_2​_Pack.html (external link)


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Oct 06, 2015 01:16 |  #920

I read somewhere the stock transmitter has problems. Did they ever upgraded this? Is this light reliable as it is without buying 3rd party triggers for HSS and TTL?


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Oct 06, 2015 01:28 |  #921

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I read somewhere the stock transmitter has problems. Did they ever upgraded this? Is this light reliable as it is without buying 3rd party triggers for HSS and TTL?

Heya,

If you follow the thread, yes, you'll read about inconsistent issues with the stock transmitter. Also, the stock transmitter doesn't do HSS. However, there is a new transmitter being released, which was announced 1 or 2 pages back in this thread. Adorama is in the process of bringing them in, Helen was asking us who bought the Rovelight to contact her about it. Still won't do HSS without a third party system.

I use YN622's without any issue. I'd use them even if the stock transmitter worked perfect. I don't see why anyone would not want to use better transceivers, over a stock option (of any kind frankly).

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Oct 06, 2015 03:29 |  #922

Some of the 'problems' with the stock included trigger derive from the fact that by (?over zealous) design, it goes to 'sleep' very quickly. I've had no problems with my 'V' version - except when I've forgotten to check whether or not it's 'asleep'. If so, wake it up again, and all is well.

Having said which, I use it primarily for power setting & the modelling light - while I trigger with Odins. Using Odins, the Rovelight/Jinbei HD600 only needs a Strato II receiver - that obeys the Odin H or ODS timing when required, and saves a little money. Used in supersync on the standard H settings (both Odin TCU & HD600), the unavoidable gradation seems modest. Nothing needs changing.




  
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Oct 06, 2015 23:08 as a reply to  @ MalVeauX's post |  #923

...... so the Rovelight with YN622c/YN622tx setup would do HSS ? Can the YN622tx control the power of the Rovelight? or you still use the stock transmitter?


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Oct 06, 2015 23:42 |  #924

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...... so the Rovelight with YN622c/YN622tx setup would do HSS ? Can the YN622tx control the power of the Rovelight? or you still use the stock transmitter?

Yes, No, Yes............


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Oct 07, 2015 02:40 as a reply to  @ PhilF's post |  #925

. . . and it's not true HSS (as in 'Canon speak'), it's Supersync. The 622Cs (or Odins etc) extract & transmit the early trigger and the HD600, when set to its 'H' setting, preserves a long burn down to 1/16th power only. There are links to the relevant approximate T0.1 times earlier in this thread.




  
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Oct 07, 2015 08:26 |  #926

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Heya,

If you follow the thread, yes, you'll read about inconsistent issues with the stock transmitter. Also, the stock transmitter doesn't do HSS. However, there is a new transmitter being released, which was announced 1 or 2 pages back in this thread. Adorama is in the process of bringing them in, Helen was asking us who bought the Rovelight to contact her about it. Still won't do HSS without a third party system.

I use YN622's without any issue. I'd use them even if the stock transmitter worked perfect. I don't see why anyone would not want to use better transceivers, over a stock option (of any kind frankly).

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Oct 07, 2015 08:39 |  #927

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Thanks again, I went and built myself one of those cold shoe straps this morning. So far. really solid. I'm going to add a piece of rubber to the bottom of the flat so it doesn't move around.

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I really like this Velcro strap idea. It looks like it works great here, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized it can be used in many other places too. For example, the 622C with a flash attached can be strapped to any fixture for positioning a fill-light. Think wedding dance floors (nearby pillars, or band's raised speaker stands, etc). How about in architectural applications, placing a flash in a convenient place without the need for obtrusive stands? If the straps aren't long enough, with Velcro it is very easy to make "extension straps" that could be used for larger attachment points.

Great idea, all around!


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Oct 07, 2015 09:04 |  #928

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I really like this Velcro strap idea. It looks like it works great here, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized it can be used in many other places too....

Great idea, all around!

I think it's a great idea too. I use ball bungees for the general applications you speak of, but the velcro straps are a far better/safer idea for mounting a trigger to a monolight.


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Oct 07, 2015 09:05 as a reply to  @ PineBomb's post |  #929

A far more graceful option than my current "Green painters masking tape" 'solution'.


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Oct 07, 2015 10:01 |  #930

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..... Still won't do HSS without a third party system.

Very best,

...wait... so this strobe has HSS or Supersync but the remote transmitter that came with it doesn't work with HSS/Supersync?

Is that correct?


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