Can you mix speedlites and studio strobes?

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MinAZ
MinAZ Senior Member • Posts: 3,978
Can you mix speedlites and studio strobes?

Suppose I have a main studio light (AlienBees or similar), but I wanted to add a fill light. Problem is I only have one strobe. Is it possible to use a speedlite (such as the 600EX-RT) as a fill light with a strobe as the key (albeit with the limitations that the speedlite will recharge much more slowly)? Or is the speedlite not able to work with the strobe, or will it lack power sufficient to act even as a secondary?

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