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May 10, 2018 21:22 |  #16

i wish i had seen these mounts (or had heard about them) when i started building my speedlite lighting kit...

i made brackets that will hold the speedlte in this orientation but it would have been easier and not much more money to have gone with these mounts




  
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May 10, 2018 22:27 |  #17

I have just entered the Godox/Flashpoint system and I and absolutely astonished at the apparent quality of this gear at the price point it is going for.

I purchased a Streaklight 360 TTL which is a really powerful unit which has radio transmitter and receiver built in and aso has HSS capability. I got this light from Adorama as a "open box" item for $299. I don't see any evidence of the box being opened...

I also purchased a R2 transceiver and a Zoom R2 hotshoe flash which doesn't have ETTL but, does do HSS.

The accessories for the Flashpoint/Godox flash line are comprehensive and relatively inexpensive. My first purchase was the dual "Y" power cord to increase the recycle time of the 360. It appears that shooting at 1/128 or 1/64 power, the recharge of the strobe will keep pace with the slow burst rate of the Canon 7D Mark 2. I am going to do some comprehensive testing to establish limits to the capabilities of this combination. I also bought a guard to protect the flash tube and a globe diffuser which, I suspect might be nice for run and gun shooting.

I am waiting for delivery of an 18-inch folding beauty dish which, I think will be nice for outdoor fill light.

At first, I had a bit of a problem getting the 360 and the Zoom R2 flashes to sync up with the R2 Transceiver. But, when all else seemed to fail, I read the instructions :rolleyes: and the setup is now working just great.

I have not yet played with my Canon 600EX-RT flash as either a slave or a master. If I cannot get it to work as I had hoped:-(, I will probably sell the 600 and purchase the closest Flashpoint in capability.

One thing that I have decided definitely not to do is to power my Canon 600EX-RT flash off the Flashpoint battery pack. It is supposed to be feasible but, I have heard too many scare stories to try thatvmad


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May 10, 2018 22:34 |  #18

I would get another 600EX-RT II and one 430EX-RT III.
Have you considered solutions from Nissin and Phottix?


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May 11, 2018 09:25 |  #19

RPCrowe wrote in post #18623583 (external link)
I also bought a guard to protect the flash tube and a globe diffuser which, I suspect might be nice for run and gun shooting.

I have not yet played with my Canon 600EX-RT flash as either a slave or a master. If I cannot get it to work as I had hoped:-(, I will probably sell the 600 and purchase the closest Flashpoint in capability.

That globe diffuser is very useful. Now that I have an AD600 and 2 AD200's, I use the 360 with the globe diffuser to light the backdrop when I do portrait/beauty work.

You can add a Flashpoint Canon receiver to the 600EX-RT to trigger it from the Flashpoint R2 unit. This allows you to control and trigger the Canon flashes as part of an overall lighting setup combined with Flashpoint strobes. Shameless plug - I actually have 3 of the receivers I'm about to put up for sale here - I sold off all my Canon flash gear (actually ALL my Canon gear since I moved to Sony) and no longer need them.


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