Increasing Flash/Strobe Output without Increasing Power

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OP flyinglentris Contributing Member • Posts: 655
Re: Increasing Flash/Strobe Output without Increasing Power

elliotn wrote:

Whilst it's not the same thing, I have a simple torch here (US = flashlight), and when used with its lens (not a fresnel lens) it is 8 stops brighter than when used in bare bulb mode. I can't see any reflector beating that.

Your "torch" is an interesting analog as it incorporates both a reflector (behind the bulb) and a lens (in front of the bulb).

Earlier, the 5600 Big Eye was mentioned and I looked at it. $2141.00 is the price tag on it, but the interesting thing is that the light source can be any, tucked away inside its canvas housing and behind the Fresnel lens. Oddly true, the Buff EInstein E640 looks like it will fit in there with a reflector attached to it, doubling the beam acuteness, perhaps, and its intensity.

Yes, your "torch" analogy is a thought tickler.

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