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Dimensions of Flashpoint XPLOR 600PRO Bulb?

 
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Jul 10, 2018 09:54 |  #1

Hey all!

Anybody own the Flashpoint XPLOR 600PRO and able to get some measurements of the bulb?

I will do the calculations myself, but wondering if I can use gels from a swatchbook to wrap around the bulb and mostly color the light.

I know it won't work on the front of the bulb without buying a sheet and cutting out a cross-shape to wrap around the entire thing, or buying the $50 kit on eBay/Amazon, but wondering if I can get away with the swatchbook sheets.

Thanks in advance for your time and help! :-D :love:


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Jul 10, 2018 09:57 |  #2

Flash tubes give off heat, and gels will melt.

Not saying it will happen, but it could, especially if you plan to cover the open end of the bulb.


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Jul 10, 2018 09:59 |  #3

Will you tell us your goals with these gels?

Probably get a more specific answer that way.


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Jul 10, 2018 10:01 |  #4

Left Handed Brisket wrote in post #18659848 (external link)
Flash tubes give off heat, and gels will melt.

Not saying it will happen, but it could, especially if you plan to cover the open end of the bulb.

I watched some videos on YouTube about a guy that gels his AD600 PRO (equivalent Godox-branded model), and he makes sure not to cover up the "exhaust ports" at the base of the bulb, where the heat escapes. He uses silicone cooking bands as a rubber-band around the gel to keep it wrapped around the bulb. He said to be wary of the power you're using and don't heat it up too much, but that he's never had an issue like that.

You're absolutely not wrong, though. I plan to use the XPLOR 600 PRO mostly for portraits where recycle time will be moderately->very lengthy, as to not heat it up too much. :-)


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Jul 10, 2018 10:04 as a reply to  @ Left Handed Brisket's post |  #5

Goal with this post is to determine if a Rosco swatchbook will cover me for color correction for 1 Flashpoint XPLOR 600 PRO strobe, but wanted the exact dimensions so I could take into consideration the hole punched into the corner of the gel, and do the calculations to make sure I have enough material to wrap around the bulb.

Basically, would need the bulb diameter and height.


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Jul 10, 2018 10:05 |  #6

Here's that YouTube vid btw!

https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=-wjuvHurztA (external link)


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Jul 10, 2018 10:10 |  #7

Goal meaning what are you shooting and where?

To me, color correction means balancing ambient with flash. That, in the grand scheme, is a very specific task and would not suggest buying a full color sample book and rigging it around a flash tube. A couple of sheets would likely be a better option.

If you are testing for accent lighting via gels, that's a different story. And the 600Pro has a one second recycle at full power, you could muck some stuff up real quick.


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Jul 10, 2018 11:26 as a reply to  @ Left Handed Brisket's post |  #8

So what I have in mind currently are a few photoshoots I have coming up that are an engagement shoot at sunset at a family's waterfront home (CTOs to match ambient), an engagement shoot at sunrise at a local beach (CTOs or CTBs, depending on what I want to do with the image when I get there), and a night couples' portraiture shoot downtown (probably good with ungelled strobe, or maybe a weak CTB or a red effects filter).

Thoughts? :-D


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Jul 10, 2018 12:48 |  #9

I don't shoot a ton of portraits, mostly friends and family. When I do I feel like I need to have the ability to fire off a rapid succession of shots. For what ever reason, when the subject gets in the groove, I push and push while things are right. Stopping to let the bulb cool, or slowing down is out of the question ... for me.

Golden hour shooting is fast paced, the sun fades fast, I probably wouldn't try to change gels mid shoot.

So all that colors my opinion.

"Colors", get it? lol

Anyway, I've never shot blue at sunset. If I want to bump up the sunset a little, bare flash will do that for me.

If there is no color to the sky you can shoot green and push everything else red/magenta.


Here is my gel solution with my 360, plenty of space to breathe.

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1431714

I'm sure you could rig it up either to the strobe, or the inside of the softbox mount. As I said in the post, it sounds more difficult than it is.

If you can't find one, I might be able to dig up the cone template generator I used

1/4 or 1/8 sheets cut to size is my go-to option


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Jul 11, 2018 07:59 |  #10

fwiw, i'm pretty cautious with the potential of messing up my gear, maybe too cautious.


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