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Aug 26, 2017 18:03 |  #1831
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HelenOster wrote in post #18437673 (external link)
Please contact brands@adorama.com with your findings and your complaint

no, I 'd rather post on every single forum and every single thread where FlashPoint gear is ever mentioned... that shall work better, don't you agree that it will show how reliable is the customer care ;-)a ?




  
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Aug 26, 2017 20:52 |  #1832

HelenOster wrote in post #18437673 (external link)
Please contact brands@adorama.com with your findings and your complaint

This has been an issue for a long time and reported many times so why do we need to contact you again about it? A fix in "3 weeks" was mentioned months ago. This reflects very poorly not only on Godox but with Adorama since after all, the product is been sold under your rebranded name.




  
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Aug 27, 2017 00:53 |  #1833

Does the exposure comp or manually adjusting the power doesn't work when shooting Sony with wider apertures? I know I was able to replicate the issue with borrowed Sony A7rII but I see folks still produce excellent results shooting Sony and Godox at f1.4. Check out manny's work here and youtube.


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Aug 27, 2017 01:39 |  #1834

Just saw someone shooting a wedding here in Taipei using Goodx gear (360).:) Wish I spoke some Chinese, very nice locations near my hotel for model shoots.


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Aug 27, 2017 09:43 |  #1835
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bobbyz wrote in post #18438042 (external link)
Does the exposure comp or manually adjusting the power doesn't work when shooting Sony with wider apertures? I know I was able to replicate the issue with borrowed Sony A7rII but I see folks still produce excellent results shooting Sony and Godox at f1.4. Check out manny's work here and youtube.

you can use FEC, but this is a hassle ... you have to keep in mind to remember to use variable FEC when you go below a certain aperture... what is insulting that Godox releases the new firmware and yet not fix the bug they are aware (if we believe Adorama) about for many month.... as for excellent results - people shoot excellent photos with cell phones too ... does it mean we shall all drop the other gear ? the solution is simple - just add some C.Fn option to include variable/proportional FEC when certain apertures detected and transmitter gets the aperture from the camera - it is communicated by camera to what sits on top of it and pretends to emulate the speedlite... using C.Fn option you can decide to use this or not and Sony transmitter still have unused C.Fn options...




  
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Aug 27, 2017 10:33 |  #1836

shaolin95 wrote in post #18437880 (external link)
This has been an issue for a long time and reported many times so why do we need to contact you again about it? A fix in "3 weeks" was mentioned months ago. This reflects very poorly not only on Godox but with Adorama since after all, the product is been sold under your rebranded name.

There is nothing to be gained by contacting me, unfortunately. Only by speaking to the brands team directly.

I'm pretty sure they made an offer several months ago that anyone who wasn't happy with this situation could return the items. I don't know if that offer still stands but it might be worth checking out.


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Aug 29, 2017 18:59 |  #1837

deejjjaaaa wrote in post #18438229 (external link)
you can use FEC, but this is a hassle ... you have to keep in mind to remember to use variable FEC when you go below a certain aperture... what is insulting that Godox releases the new firmware and yet not fix the bug they are aware (if we believe Adorama) about for many month.... as for excellent results - people shoot excellent photos with cell phones too ... does it mean we shall all drop the other gear ? the solution is simple - just add some C.Fn option to include variable/proportional FEC when certain apertures detected and transmitter gets the aperture from the camera - it is communicated by camera to what sits on top of it and pretends to emulate the speedlite... using C.Fn option you can decide to use this or not and Sony transmitter still have unused C.Fn options...

You can sell it and buy something that is better. Or maybe hack the firmware and provide a solution, even better. :-D


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Aug 29, 2017 19:55 |  #1838

HelenOster wrote in post #18438252 (external link)
There is nothing to be gained by contacting me, unfortunately. Only by speaking to the brands team directly.

I'm pretty sure they made an offer several months ago that anyone who wasn't happy with this situation could return the items. I don't know if that offer still stands but it might be worth checking out.

From my email exchange with the brands team basically all I am told is to keep emailing Godox directly asking for the fix..so I did but we shall see how far that goes.




  
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Sep 02, 2017 10:46 |  #1839

HelenOster wrote in post #18438252 (external link)
There is nothing to be gained by contacting me, unfortunately. Only by speaking to the brands team directly.

I'm pretty sure they made an offer several months ago that anyone who wasn't happy with this situation could return the items. I don't know if that offer still stands but it might be worth checking out.


Helen rocks factory defects and service NOT responsible for GODOX firmware releases


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Sep 03, 2017 14:16 |  #1840

shaolin95 wrote in post #18440362 (external link)
From my email exchange with the brands team basically all I am told is to keep emailing Godox directly asking for the fix..so I did but we shall see how far that goes.

Please forward one or more of those emails to me: Helen@adorama.com

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Sep 04, 2017 07:15 |  #1841

Ordered one of each AD600B, AD200 and SLB60W. A friend from China will bring for me. Let's see how it turns out :-)


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Sep 08, 2017 12:00 |  #1842

This flash seems like a wet mans dream!

What is the catch?


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Sep 08, 2017 12:26 |  #1843

jonneymendoza wrote in post #18447367 (external link)
This flash seems like a wet mans dream!

What is the catch?

Waking up. :mrgreen:




  
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Sep 14, 2017 16:51 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #1844

I thought this issue was limited to TTL functionality. I assume those producing great flash images at wide apertures where the issue arises are shooting manual, which should be an option for many. It doesn't mean I'm not irritated at Godox for not fixing the issue though.

I admit, I've held off buying the AD600 because of the bug (I shoot the A7RII), but may end up picking it up in the next few months with the intent of using it in manual mode when shooting wider than f/4. I'm fortunate that my work (portrait/glamour) affords the ability to shoot in manual if necessary. Some may really need the TTL functionality, and as you suggest, might be better off picking up a ProFoto kit for example.


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Sep 14, 2017 20:57 |  #1845

mike1812 wrote in post #18452417 (external link)
I thought this issue was limited to TTL functionality. I assume those producing great flash images at wide apertures where the issue arises are shooting manual, which should be an option for many. It doesn't mean I'm not irritated at Godox for not fixing the issue though.

I admit, I've held off buying the AD600 because of the bug (I shoot the A7RII), but may end up picking it up in the next few months with the intent of using it in manual mode when shooting wider than f/4. I'm fortunate that my work (portrait/glamour) affords the ability to shoot in manual if necessary. Some may really need the TTL functionality, and as you suggest, might be better off picking up a ProFoto kit for example.


You can still use TTL as well, all you have to do is add on one stop of FEC for each stop you open the aperture beyond F4.

Its not great to have this issue, though its not the hardest bug to work around either.


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