Testing the Light & Motion StellaPro Reflex with various modifiers test

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Testing the Light & Motion StellaPro Reflex with various modifiers test
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I photographed this simple still life of pears in a glass bowl on a wooden table with a Nikon Z 7II and Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S lens.
The light source, the real subject of this series, was a single Light & Motion StellaPro Reflex S used with various modifiers.

Using Aperture Priority (Matrix pattern) to set shutter speed, the aperture to f/11, ISO 400, and daylight White Balance.As you click on the images you will see different shutter speeds listed for each shot, this is due to the different efficiencies of the different modifier and modifier combinations, and how the Nikon Z 7II's matrix metering algorithms interpreted the scene. . I used the same development settings for all of the photos while processing the 14-bit NEFs in Adobe Lightroom Classic release 11.0.

I started with no modifier and progressed through various spot and softbox setup options.

No Modifier.

StellaPro StellaPro DM modifier

Stella Pro 50-degree lens

Stella Pro 25-degree (Medium) Spot

Stella Pro 12-degree Spot

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Chimera Lighting 24-inch Octa2 Beauty Dish w/ 12˚ spot, baffle and diffuser

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Nikon Z6 Nikon Z7 II Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Nikon Z 24-70mm F4 Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF +4 more
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