A great deal on an excellent location monolight...

Started Apr 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
Daniel Lauring
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Compared to Nikon SB800 Speed light.
In reply to Daniel Lauring, Apr 26, 2013

Ran it against the SB800 speed light.  The SB800 is Nikon's highest power unit.  The FP180 had maybe 1/3rd of a stop more power...not enough to make much of a difference.  The FP180's colors were considerably cooler as well.  I only compared full power.

All shots were with the speedlight or monolight behind the same umbrella.

The brightness of the scenes was about the same when shooting F9 with the FB180 and F8 with the SB800...about 1/3rd stop.

The FP180 is rated (didn't test) for 700 full power shots per charge while the SB800 gets about 150 from a set of NiMh's from what I've read.

SB800 at full power, Camera set to 1/100, F22, ISO 100

FP180 at full power, Camera set to 1/100, F22 and ISO 100

SB800 at full power, Camera set to 1/250, F8, ISO 100

FP180 on full power, camera set to 1/250, F8, ISO 100

FP180 at full power, camera set to 1/250, F9 and ISO 100

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