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Feb 05, 2017 22:27 as a reply to  @ post 18265701 |  #10546

Thanks! I'm really liking it. I love my 135L but sometimes I want less compression to show the scene a little and that's what I'm getting with the 85. Yes, I'll be attending WPPI =)


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Feb 05, 2017 22:41 |  #10547

fjhphotography wrote in post #18265748 (external link)
I do have the extension head but I only use it maybe 3 out of 10 times. I don't like cords and most of the time I usually have an assistant to hold down my light anyway. Yeah, definitely try a 5ft. So soft!

I haven't even used my extensions yet lol. The reason I got the XPLOR600 to replace my E640 was to go cordless!!!

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Thanks! I'm really liking it. I love my 135L but sometimes I want less compression to show the scene a little and that's what I'm getting with the 85. Yes, I'll be attending WPPI =)

Sweet! I just bought another 85L II, maybe I should have picked up the Sigma instead!!! I'll be at WPPI too (living in Vegas has it's perks :p) maybe I'll see you there? And if you need anything when you're here, PM me!


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Feb 05, 2017 23:28 |  #10548

I just don't like XPLOR600 on the grip arm. With extension head, XPLOR600 is the sandbag.


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Feb 05, 2017 23:34 |  #10549

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I haven't even used my extensions yet lol. The reason I got the XPLOR600 to replace my E640 was to go cordless!!!

Sweet! I just bought another 85L II, maybe I should have picked up the Sigma instead!!! I'll be at WPPI too (living in Vegas has it's perks :p) maybe I'll see you there? And if you need anything when you're here, PM me!

Definitely! Aiming to have fun this trip and get at least a shoot or two in as well. =)


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Feb 05, 2017 23:34 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #10550

Very true. If using a boom then the extension is the way to go.


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Feb 06, 2017 00:19 |  #10551

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Definitely! Aiming to have fun this trip and get at least a shoot or two in as well. =)

You can't not have fun in Vegas hahaha, well you can but it's really hard! If you need a helper for your shoots I'm there!


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Feb 06, 2017 00:24 |  #10552

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I just don't like XPLOR600 on the grip arm. With extension head, XPLOR600 is the sandbag.

Yes, I need to try the extensions for sure! Removing that weight from the stand would help in a lot of cases


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Feb 07, 2017 14:31 |  #10553

First real attempt at any sort of of product photography, wish I could have found my other flash foot so that I could have stood my yongnuo up. I also think I should have turned the bottle a little more to the left.

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Feb 07, 2017 15:01 as a reply to  @ solepatch's post |  #10554

You sure picked a challenging target. Illuminate it more my placing white cards/reflectors around. Trial and error till you're satisfied.


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Feb 07, 2017 17:28 as a reply to  @ solepatch's post |  #10555

To elaborate on the comments by angmo, a shiny object sees the lighting and a convex glass surface sees even more. Only the label is reflecting the light in a recognizable way due to it being matte. You need to build up the "set" with a bunch of large white reflectors, and possibly another light or two.


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Feb 07, 2017 22:53 |  #10556

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Thanks!

I really do need to pay more attention to the light spill!

Is this better (a little? lol)

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And yes I did get some of the front too, no setup shot though

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Nice job killing the hot ground under the car.
Frontal image is nice. Tone down the ground there too. :-D


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Feb 08, 2017 01:35 |  #10557

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First real attempt at any sort of of product photography, wish I could have found my other flash foot so that I could have stood my yongnuo up. I also think I should have turned the bottle a little more to the left.

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Needs more diffusion. Good idea but by some more experimenting and diffusing the speedlights you'll get there.


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Feb 08, 2017 08:36 |  #10558

solepatch wrote in post #18267105 (external link)
First real attempt at any sort of of product photography, wish I could have found my other flash foot so that I could have stood my yongnuo up. I also think I should have turned the bottle a little more to the left.

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This sort of product needs large light sources. The objective is to get a long soft gradual highlight along the edge of the bottle to separate it from the background. Its also essential to keeping specular highlights off the label.


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Feb 08, 2017 10:09 |  #10559

RicoTudor wrote in post #18267259 (external link)
To elaborate on the comments by angmo, a shiny object sees the lighting and a convex glass surface sees even more. Only the label is reflecting the light in a recognizable way due to it being matte. You need to build up the "set" with a bunch of large white reflectors, and possibly another light or two.

For instance, put a large white card to the left of the bottle. Then put a light on the card, not the bottle. Adjust to get a long highlight along the left side of the bottle.


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Feb 08, 2017 10:13 |  #10560

Thanks for all of the feedback folks, I appreciate it.


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