Peter1976

Lives in Germany Freiburg, Germany
Works as a Marketing
Joined on Jun 30, 2006

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jadot: I want this. UK availability and pricing anyone?

regarding customs: I ordered an AD600 from China (I live in Germany), it didn't stuck in the customs, everthing went smooth. They included delivery papers that claimed a price of 20$ :).

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 17:06 UTC
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andyus08: This is great for on location shooting. I'll grab two when they're available. I own AD600, AD360 so I know how good it is.

One of the main differences compared to hot shoe flashes like the 850 is that the AD200 has a barebulb design. Which is more efficient if you want to illuminate a larger softbox or beauty dish or other light shapers that are supposed to be used with studio strobes.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 17:03 UTC
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P Hartung: Don't expect 200ws from these. I like the form factor and their integration into the larger Godox ecosystem, but the AD360 is much more powerful for almost the same amount of money...

You are absolutely right about the AD360 having more power and being similar in price, BUT the AD200 has a much smaller form factor (no external battery, no cords to hassle with). This might appeal to some. And 200w is still enough to fire a 60x90cm softbox for a headshot at f8.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 16:59 UTC
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markus_munich: For me, the 50mm equivalent has always been the ideal companion. Back in the days it was a Nikon FM2 + FE2 with 50 1.8 Nikkor.
Now it's a Nex7 with e 35 1.8. Sometimes in bundle with a Sony a 5000 with 60 2.8.
These travels were shot exclusivly with Nex7 + 35 1.8:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/123682561@N04/albums/72157644680501258
https://www.flickr.com/photos/123682561@N04/albums/72157665171197854

Maybe because not everyone likes the effort it takes (while taking and post processing). Furthermore it only works for landscape photos and hardly for scenes with a foreground (or even people) close to the camera.
I doubt it would work in nightlife in Bangkok or for street photography :)

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 09:09 UTC

Thanks for the article and the effort you made! Thailand is nice, but unfortunatelly it changes (or grows) too quickly. Was on Koh Tao 2002 and then again 2013. Man, what did they do?? No more traveller charme, they built houses without a concept everywhere, pollution, waste everywhere...
Regarding the focal length, I can understand that you didn't feel comfortable with 50mm. My least used focal length, especially while travelling. Cheers, Peter

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 14:34 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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G1Houston: The myth of the 50 mm focal length: is it really the most versatile because it most closely resembles human vision or is there something else, despite it was made famous by Henri Cartier-Bresson? The former does not appear to be true as many seem to agree that 35-40mm focal length is closer to human vision. In my opinion, the 50mm was chosen in part because it is the lens that is the least expensive to be made fast and small. Take Nikon for example, its 50mm f1.8G is $216 (185 g) while the 35/1.8G is $527 (305g). Back in the film days (Henri's days), all cameras were sold with the 50mm lens as a "kit lens." Thus the popularity of the 50mm lens may be due mostly to cost and size with its good enough focal length thrown in at the end.

+1. I never understood the argument "it most closely resembles human vision"...
My 50mm is also the least used lens in my bag. The most used are 24/25mm (landscape, documentry) and 85mm for Portrait/Studio.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 14:29 UTC

Really nice photos. Maybe it is worth to mention that a lot of them were shot with an external off-camera flash (beauty dish?) or at least a reflector, especially the ones shot against the sun, right? ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2015 at 16:23 UTC as 13th comment
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Bluetrain048: Actually, I quite like it. Many applications don't need full image quality all of the time, but sometimes you have to go the heavy dslr route just to get the level of handling, performance and control that makes photography fun.

Only thing is, I see just one control wheel. What is it with the phobia of external controls? The more controls the better, especially with something so squarely aimed at enthusiasts.

Hm... not sure, but it might be that producing external controls cost more than programming the interface to control things.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2011 at 13:19 UTC
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