My take on the HVLF1000...

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Jean-Sebastien Morisset
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My take on the HVLF1000...
Dec 15, 2002

I purchased the HVLF1000 a little while ago, before I knew about the Promaster, etc., and have been trying to get a handle on it ever since. I read a few suggestions on using the HVLF1000, and tried several settings/combinations. My hope was to get some satisfying, repeatable results, before Xmas. I know several others are also looking for good results with this flash, so I thought I'd throw in my 2 cents...

Here's my setup:

http://public.mvlan.net:8080/?album=Photography/Equipment/My+Stuff&mode=viewpicture&picture=20021215-154503.jpg

A Stofen diffuser, angled at 45 deg., and a Kaiser bounce flash shoe (allows rotating the flash sideways for protraits, etc.). The bounce flash shoe is also useful when taking macro shots...

And here's a selection of pictures I took last Friday at a friend's dinner party:

http://public.mvlan.net:8080/?mode=view&album=Special+Events/2002/20021213+-+Dinner+at+Claire 's

I used a 1/125th shutter speed and varied the aperture from 2.2 to 3.2, depending on the distance to the subject (larger aperture for farther subjects). The flash was also set to Low.

I think the results are ok, but if you have any suggestions on possible improvements, please let me know.

Thanks,
js.
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Sony F717, HVLF1000, VCLMHG07A, Ikelite F707 Housing with DS-125 Substrobe
Sony P5, MPK-P5 Housing with Ikelite DS-50 Substrobe

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