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Dec 06, 2010 07:07 |  #91

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not sure why you would do that but, the stud that comes with the 035RL should be long enough to work.. if not you would need a female stud.

Thanks a lot. I'm going to be using the Bees for high school basketball games (and probably wrestling) and need to mount them to railings up in the stands so I can bounce the light off the roof interior and walls.


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Dec 06, 2010 07:17 |  #92

Thanks a lot. I'm going to be using the Bees for high school basketball games (and probably wrestling) and need to mount them to railings up in the stands so I can bounce the light off the roof interior and walls.

I'd make a safety tether also to keep the light from falling in case something comes loose, or someone messes with it.


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Dec 06, 2010 08:55 |  #93

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I'd make a safety tether also to keep the light from falling in case something comes loose, or someone messes with it.

Absolutely. I already have safety cables on order as well. I will put the cables on the clamp as well as the light itself....can't be too careful.
I am also considering adding a lexan shield over the reflectors just in case the modeling light or the flash tube were to break or explode.

I also have full insurance, including $1 million in liability as well.


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Dec 06, 2010 10:40 |  #94

Ok, so for someone who is getting their first two AB's and wants to setup a basic seamless white back drop to do some basic portraits of kids and adults (2 people max), what is a good backdrop system for these kinds of shots?
I haven't decided yet if I'm going with AB 400/800 combo, or 400/400, or 800/800 yet...any help there as well?




  
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Dec 06, 2010 11:03 |  #95

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Ok, so for someone who is getting their first two AB's and wants to setup a basic seamless white back drop to do some basic portraits of kids and adults (2 people max), what is a good backdrop system for these kinds of shots?
I haven't decided yet if I'm going with AB 400/800 combo, or 400/400, or 800/800 yet...any help there as well?

I would go for 2 ab800s so figuring power ratio is easy. I use those background system on Ebay... and maybe get a neutral gray seamless.


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Dec 06, 2010 11:04 |  #96

one beauty dish AB1600... 12 noon.

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Dec 06, 2010 11:15 |  #97

ericski wrote in post #11401955 (external link)
Got to play with the Bee's again. Finally ran into the low power color shift that people have seen.

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Is this supposed to be an example of it? If so, I don't see it on my calibrated monitor...


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Dec 06, 2010 11:17 |  #98

after seeing all those nice images, I'm ordering my AB today. With my budget, I can only get 1 AB800 this time out. Anyone know if an AB800's with a couple of speedlites (430 exII) good enough for indoor portraits? Looking to get a mini studio set up for my families different groups xmas portraits. Thanks.


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Dec 06, 2010 11:18 |  #99

asaulo1 wrote in post #11404377 (external link)
after seeing all those nice images, I'm ordering my AB today. With my budget, I can only get 1 AB800 this time out. Anyone know if an AB800's with a couple of speedlites (430 exII) good enough for indoor portraits? Looking to get a mini studio set up for my families different groups xmas portraits. Thanks.

This is a good question, I have a 508 EX II, think I can get by with that and (1) AB800 for now, then add the 2nd AB800 down the road?
Also I have my TT1 and TT5, so I'd need a couple more TT5's to trigger them all at once?




  
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Dec 06, 2010 11:19 |  #100

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I would go for 2 ab800s so figuring power ratio is easy. I use those background system on Ebay... and maybe get a neutral gray seamless.

Thanks. I will try to find some background systems on ebay.




  
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Dec 06, 2010 11:20 |  #101

Just a follow up question, has anyone used the Yn (ebay) radio triggers for the ABs? or should I just use the slave function on them? Thanks.

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after seeing all those nice images, I'm ordering my AB today. With my budget, I can only get 1 AB800 this time out. Anyone know if an AB800's with a couple of speedlites (430 exII) good enough for indoor portraits? Looking to get a mini studio set up for my families different groups xmas portraits. Thanks.


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Dec 06, 2010 11:24 |  #102

asaulo1 wrote in post #11404377 (external link)
Anyone know if an AB800's with a couple of speedlites (430 exII) good enough for indoor portraits? Looking to get a mini studio set up for my families different groups xmas portraits. Thanks.

of course it works.


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Dec 06, 2010 11:24 |  #103

kenyee wrote in post #11404363 (external link)
Is this supposed to be an example of it? If so, I don't see it on my calibrated monitor...

Wasn't meant to be but I could see how my rather short comment would allude to that.

After owning my bee's for almost a year, I finally either 1) now know enough to understand what the issue is or 2) finally used them at a power level (I was using them at 1/8 ) that causes the problem. I shot 5 images in a row using my white balance card (the model is collecting various poses with them :lol: ) and all five needed a different adjustment. It wasn't too far off and I probably could have just picked one and the rest would have been "close enough."


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Dec 06, 2010 11:26 |  #104

asaulo1 wrote in post #11404401 (external link)
Just a follow up question, has anyone used the Yn (ebay) radio triggers for the ABs? or should I just use the slave function on them? Thanks.

those Cactus triggers on Ebay work well.


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Dec 06, 2010 12:16 |  #105

Cool. As a side note, Mang Phil, if you need an assistant from time to time, I'd be happy to volunteer. I'm in SCV as well.... I love your work. Salamat.

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