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Adorama Rovelight RL 600, thoughts?

 
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Oct 20, 2015 15:10 |  #961

flowrider wrote in post #17753424 (external link)
There are always trade offs for sure. I've had to send back 2 batteries but they've always been great customer service wise. I'm looking forward to the new remote but have been super happy with the Rove. I've done a lot of shooting with it and haven't been disappointed yet.
It's important to remember that it's not unlike any other electronics. There are always failures. I'd venture to guess that although there are reported failures, there are many more perfectly fine units we never hear about because they just work (for the most part).

I hear you but for some reason it seems lot of folks do have quality control issues. For me paying $100-$300 per strobe for a strobe with much better quality controls is worth it. And I just a hobbyist.


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Oct 20, 2015 15:51 |  #962

bobbyz wrote in post #17753578 (external link)
I hear you but for some reason it seems lot of folks do have quality control issues. For me paying $100-$300 per strobe for a strobe with much better quality controls is worth it. And I just a hobbyist.

I hear you. Heck I've had issues but none that kept me from getting a shot. I'm just saying that you always hear of the problems versus the successes.


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Oct 20, 2015 19:20 |  #963

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PhilF - Looking for your review, comments on these lights.

I'm going to be shooting 36 high school seniors (individual and groups) outdoors for their style page in their yearbook next week.

Hopefully I won't have problems with this unit.


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Oct 21, 2015 00:52 |  #964

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I think I've read every post in this thread over a course of several weeks. I'm interested in getting a larger light source for outdoor shots here in Fl when I can't wait for the best time of day but am kinda concerned about some of the QC issues brought up. Not going to use the included remote triggering as I have the YN622s already but want to hear inputs regarding reliability of the 600b model vs the sister models and other similar portable strobes. I'm willing to pay more for reliability but not sure if I'm willing to pay as much as a Profoto portable yet.

My plan has been get this for now, and hopefully it will go long enough to let the Profoto B1 to come down out of the stratosphere, which may or may not happen. I do think we are going to see a trend though with more powerful, portable options coming so again, hoping that will force those B1's down. That is really the ultimate light right now in my estimation.


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Oct 21, 2015 15:30 as a reply to  @ PECE Photo's post |  #965

We're seeing that trend now.
Not so sure that the B1 is going to take a good sized drop in price - fluctuating world currencies over time and inflationary pressure may impact the situation more. Things all kind of become relative. Remember the two guaranteed things in life - taxes and death.

Enjoy life while we have it.....:-)




  
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Oct 21, 2015 18:33 |  #966

Hi, has anyone been successful in using the PCB 22" beauty dish w/ the RL600? I did a search but wasn't able to find anything.


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Oct 21, 2015 22:21 as a reply to  @ dilleyo725's post |  #967

Should be very easy to modify. Adding the Bowens mount / collar (provided you have the Bowens fit version of the Rovelight)




  
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Oct 22, 2015 04:34 |  #968

flowrider wrote in post #17753424 (external link)
There are always trade offs for sure. I've had to send back 2 batteries but they've always been great customer service wise. I'm looking forward to the new remote but have been super happy with the Rove. I've done a lot of shooting with it and haven't been disappointed yet.

Good to hear!

flowrider wrote in post #17753424 (external link)
It's important to remember that it's not unlike any other electronics. There are always failures. I'd venture to guess that although there are reported failures, there are many more perfectly fine units we never hear about because they just work (for the most part).

True!! :-)



  
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Oct 22, 2015 21:05 as a reply to  @ HelenOster's post |  #969

Since Helen is here....

Helen, do you know if Adorama is planning to carry the Interfit S1 when it launches?




  
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Oct 23, 2015 01:14 |  #970

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Since Helen is here....

Helen, do you know if Adorama is planning to carry the Interfit S1 when it launches?

Can you please email me? Helen@adorama.com



  
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Oct 24, 2015 15:58 as a reply to  @ post 17746869 |  #971

I had a similar problem. mine would only fire in normal mode but will not fire in HSS mode. I sent it back and they replaced it. I did have to pay $45 shipping because it was over the 30 days. I Think had only used it for two shoots maybe 150 flashes.
I have the new one but had not even opened it yet.




  
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Oct 24, 2015 19:05 as a reply to  @ HelenOster's post |  #972

Emailed you Helen

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Oct 26, 2015 08:49 |  #973

just ordered one, can't wait to try it out at the track


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Oct 26, 2015 11:32 |  #974

Hey everyone I am trying to trouble shoot my remote a bit. I don't use it to trigger, but to simply leave in pocket for power adjustments. However it has not been adjusting power. It turns on but that is it. When I hit the test button the light at the top turns green. Channels are correct, and I'm just wondering what the green means? It may be normal functioning but not sure. I have changed the battery, hit reset. Nothing helps. By the way I have requested a new remote, but I have a shoot in two days and may have to be solo on location. Power adjusting capabilities would be nice since I'll be by myself. Thank you for any insight.




  
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Oct 26, 2015 12:23 as a reply to  @ stewbeth's post |  #975

Hi, Green lighting at the front of the Tx is correct.

Double check the channels - maybe start again with 'all up' (black squares up) on the light & 'all-to-the-Right' on the Tx.




  
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