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Genesis 200....Slow to recycle?

 
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Nov 19, 2009 06:45 |  #1

I'm trying to decide whether to buy the Genesis 200 kit.The only negative I have read is that they are slow to recycle.Can anyone who uses these comment on their experiences? Thanks!!! Fred




  
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Nov 19, 2009 06:57 |  #2

I can't answer your question, but I just wanted to let you know Calumet Photo has Genesis 200 kits on sale.


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Nov 19, 2009 08:09 |  #3

Thanks......I know and am interested in the 2 light kit.Seems like a great deal!




  
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Nov 19, 2009 08:35 |  #4

While I don't own them I have used the 200's a few times and I honestly can't say that the recycle time was ever an issue. They have been very well reviewed on this forum and in all my reading I haven't seen anyone make issue with the time.


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Nov 19, 2009 08:55 |  #5

I own them and use them all the time, recycle time has never been an issue with me. The few times I had the annoying charge indication lamp/sound turned on, they beeped pretty much instantaneously after firing of the strobe. Unless you machine gun shoot I don't think it would be an issue.


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Nov 19, 2009 09:39 as a reply to  @ shooterman's post |  #6

I own them and the recycle time seems plenty fast to me. Usually within a second.


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Nov 19, 2009 11:21 |  #7

I got this kit off ebay in August. Very pleased with it. Like tmalone893 said recycles in about a second.


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Nov 19, 2009 11:41 as a reply to  @ buzzyrabbit's post |  #8

'Slow' is a relative and subjective thing. What is slow?

Sure, you can compare them to other high end strobes and determine they are slower but that doesn't mean they are too slow. It's pretty much accepted that if you're shooting action or sports then you don't want Genesis strobes, so if you're doing portraiture I can't imagine that the extra second you wait for recycling will make a bit of difference. Most of the time, if you're composing and focusing then the strobe will be waiting for you instead of the other way around.

If you're worrying about the recycle time simply as a matter of fact with no relevance to how and what you shoot then ok, it's not fast to recycle, but will it matter? More than likely the answer is no, it won't.


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Nov 19, 2009 11:44 as a reply to  @ TMR Design's post |  #9

I have owned 3 of them for over a year and never had problems waiting on the strobes. Even at full power it only takes like a 1-2 sec, either way its way faster then the time it takes to setup the next shot.


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