tugwilson

Lives in United Kingdom Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Joined on Oct 22, 2011

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Ellis Vener: I am wondering how it might work with a electronic flash instead of an LED as a light source.

I find the AD200 round head in the AD-P with the profoto/Bowens adapter is a reasonable simulation of the COB LED used by the Aputure lights.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2019 at 14:36 UTC
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obsolescence: Is there information on the projected beam size per distance for each of the lenses?

Yes, on the Aputure site.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2019 at 14:04 UTC
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Ellis Vener: I am wondering how it might work with a electronic flash instead of an LED as a light source.

It's just appeared on the home page of the Aputure site. It has a rear lens which is a problem . Most strobes probably won't work with it because the flash tube protrudes too much (that's the problem with the Fresnel 2X). If you put a Bowens to Profoto adapter on it than it will work with the AD400Pro with the Profoto adapter and the AD200 with the AD-P. No doubt it would work with Profoto lights with the Bowens to Profoto adapter too.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2019 at 14:03 UTC

Price $6.90 https://www.adorama.com/fplfxsr1.html

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2019 at 16:06 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article Profoto teases something big that's small (59 comments in total)

Seems to be the B10. A 250Ws battery strobe.

Google cache of a now deleted page give a price of €1,602 http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:GwfD_etOX2wJ:www.objectif-bastille.com/78365+&cd=10&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

I've no idea if this price is correct but it feels about right.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2018 at 17:50 UTC as 5th comment | 7 replies
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TakeCiro: Why are they cheaping out on the battery pack? Why not use industry standard 18650 lithium cells that put out 3300-3600mAh? And can swap out easily? 2500mAh battery is a joke.

Because 18650 lithium cells are 3.7V this pack is 14.4V. To get the energy stored you multiply the amperage by the voltage. The higher the voltage the quicker the recycle time. Also most 18650 lithium cells vastly overstate their capacity.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2018 at 20:48 UTC
On article Godox announces AD400Pro strobe, due out in August (120 comments in total)
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Conrad567: The AD600 allows you to disconnect the bulb and attach an extension cord with a bulb, so that the unit becomes a battery pack and makes the entire unit very portable. The 400 hundred does not look like it has that same capability. If not, I would say it is better suited for studio work than location work.

It has a connector for a remote head

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2018 at 20:01 UTC
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Joe Federer: Without optical modes, I'd struggle to use this as my only strobe setup in a crowded environment. Always want a backup triggering method.

it has an optical trigger mode

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 15:08 UTC

The new AD600 does have optical triggering. The voltage of the battery pack has changed from 11.1V to 28.8V so the energy stored in the battery has reduced but not massively.

The Godox spec sheet is now available http://www.godox.com/EN/Products_Witstro_Flash_AD600Pro.html

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 08:28 UTC as 11th comment
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Teila Day: Doubtful that the product for "half as much" offer the same functionality (e.g. allowing one to control strobe power, etc.)

**This is also a learning moment for many photographers upgrading cameras and or lighting gear in addition to budding photographers who may have wondered what's the big deal about working photographers buying Nikon/Canon and relatively recently Sony.... One of the reasons is because 3rd party shops and brands cater to them and that matters a lot when you're using a camera for work. Nikon/Canon shooters have always been covered, Sony in recent years and Fuji is now getting some recognition; in contrast hardly anyone caters to Pentax the same way when it comest to premium 3rd party gear. These are the kind of realities that people need to research before jumping into a brand of camera. It's not just about camera feature and image quality-- it's also about maintenance and 3rd party support.

Best in photography to all of you!

It seems that the HSS (not sure if it's HSS or a flavour of hypersync) only works with the Move and Siros products. These look to be IGBT rather than voltage controlled devices. If this is true then it's likely that they are using HSS (but that's just a guess).

The Move and Siros devices are an obvious response to the Profoto B2 and B1 strobes. Profoto support HSS&TTL. That's because TTL is quite important for a significant number photographers who use battery strobes - event and wedding photographers, for example. However these photographers really want an on camera speedlight which can act as a trigger (hence the profoto A1).

It's just possible that Broncolor have licensed the Godox protocol and called it RFS 2.2. This would explain why the latest Godox triggers support a thing they call wireless ID which seems identical to studio channels. Wireless ID is not used by any current Godox strobe.

Getting out of the trigger business would a smart move for Broncolor.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2017 at 08:47 UTC
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Teila Day: Doubtful that the product for "half as much" offer the same functionality (e.g. allowing one to control strobe power, etc.)

**This is also a learning moment for many photographers upgrading cameras and or lighting gear in addition to budding photographers who may have wondered what's the big deal about working photographers buying Nikon/Canon and relatively recently Sony.... One of the reasons is because 3rd party shops and brands cater to them and that matters a lot when you're using a camera for work. Nikon/Canon shooters have always been covered, Sony in recent years and Fuji is now getting some recognition; in contrast hardly anyone caters to Pentax the same way when it comest to premium 3rd party gear. These are the kind of realities that people need to research before jumping into a brand of camera. It's not just about camera feature and image quality-- it's also about maintenance and 3rd party support.

Best in photography to all of you!

It provides significantly less functionality for twice the price. The Godox trigger supports HSS & TTL The Broncolor trigger only supports HSS. Godox allows you to set the strobe power the Broncolor version only allows you to increase or decrease the power. Whist the Broncolor trigger supports 100 "groups" and the Godox only supports 5. the Godox display shows you the settings for 3 groups at a time, the Broncolor one does not show the settings for any of the groups.

Shooting in a studio with the light levels already roughly set then the Broncolor functionality would seem to be fine. You just need fine tuning of levels and reliable triggering.

I also think that the price is pretty reasonable. The level of support you would expect from Broncolor is higher than that you would expect from Godox. That doesn't come cheap.

As far as Pentax support is concerned. Many triggers will let you fire strobes from Pentax cameras. Cactus supports TTL&HSS for Pentax but I don't know of any others.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 15:44 UTC

Full spec on the Profoto site https://profoto.com/uk/a1

£845 inc VAT in the UK

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 10:47 UTC as 6th comment

Price has been reduced to $69

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 15:32 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

I think you still need an A1. Then the phone can use the A1 to set the levels of the various groups. The recent firmware updates to the X1Ts allow you to stop them resetting the levels before they fire the flashes. Essentially you tell the XiT to act as a dumb trigger.

The camera can't talk directly to the flashes because they don't have bluetooth or WiFi.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 18:24 UTC as 19th comment
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (931 comments in total)

One of the Mamiya TLRs. Cheapest way into 6X6 MF. Buy a C330 and pretend to be Diane Arbus!

Mamyia RB67s are relatively inexpensive. Good if you want to experience larger MF negatives.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 11:06 UTC as 483rd comment | 3 replies
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Tungsten Nordstein: I'm sure I'm being slow, but how is the paper-image developed?

It's a nice project.

It's not developed or fixed. The image forms on the paper and you scan or photograph it. You have to take the paper out in subdued light and scan it quickly. It image is red/brown. You then flip the colours (as the image on the paper is a negative) and you get the blue colour.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 11:01 UTC

You can make one yourself for pennies see The great Justin Quinnell's video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtZOWEB_wcI

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 09:39 UTC as 29th comment

This is a disgracefully superficial "review" of this book and exhibition.

I went to the show and I have the book. There's scope for criticism , but I'm disgusted by this shallow treatment of a small proportion of the work.

South African photography deserves better than this.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2011 at 21:52 UTC as 10th comment
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