jklewer wrote in post #9817530
Im trying to figure out something that fairly portable at the same time so I'm not completely loaded down during wedding shoots. Would there be a good way to maybe use 3 (or so) vivitars inside an Apollo softbox? How many would I need to get close to the same output as a b1600?
Also, when using the CC and CSRB+, can I use a splitter or something to control all the identical hotshoe flashes as well as changing their output from the CC?
I don't know about the 1600, but i can tell you from experience that 4 285's are so close to the weight of a ab800 that it doesn't make a difference. The vagabond is on the heavy side, of course. It does a good job stabilizing the stand. The slickest, fastest moving system i've seen with a vagabond involved an assistant and a backpack for the battery and an extension pole for the lamphead/softbox. Work toward this goal. It was super cool.
I think you would need roughly (7) 285's (assuming approximately 50ws each) to equal the 1600. This is obviously completely hypothetical, as well as completely impractical. Another important and useless fact is that (7) 285's without stands or batteries would be only $30 cheaper than a 1600 and the vagabond. The csrb+ 'plus' features and the CC only work with the buff flash units.