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FlashPoint 600
Dec 26, 2018 10:20:11   #
billnourse Loc: Bloomfield, NM
 
Had a chance to use the new FlashPoint 600's taking photo at the photo booths that were set up at two different Christmas parties. Used one for the main light on TTL and used one on manual with the power adjusted down for fill. They worked great and it was nice to be able to make adjustments from the camera. Also liked the fact that there were no cords involved. That is always an issue when shooting in crowds of people, especially when there is some holiday CHEER involved.

Bill

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Dec 26, 2018 10:43:57   #
Architect1776 Loc: Williamsport Pa
 
billnourse wrote:
Had a chance to use the new FlashPoint 600's taking photo at the photo booths that were set up at two different Christmas parties. Used one for the main light on TTL and used one on manual with the power adjusted down for fill. They worked great and it was nice to be able to make adjustments from the camera. Also liked the fact that there were no cords involved. That is always an issue when shooting in crowds of people, especially when there is some holiday CHEER involved.

Bill



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Dec 26, 2018 11:43:00   #
GoofyNewfie Loc: Kansas City
 
I have the manual Flashpoint XPLOR 600 and love it! Recently did a pet Christmas portrait session in a bording facility and it would have been more difficult had I used my AC powered Bowens monolights. There were only a couple of outlets in the room and the cords would have been just another thing to trip on. I also used my AD 200. Love the system!

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Dec 26, 2018 11:45:03   #
Haydon Loc: Hiding In Connecticut
 
billnourse wrote:
Had a chance to use the new FlashPoint 600's taking photo at the photo booths that were set up at two different Christmas parties. Used one for the main light on TTL and used one on manual with the power adjusted down for fill. They worked great and it was nice to be able to make adjustments from the camera. Also liked the fact that there were no cords involved. That is always an issue when shooting in crowds of people, especially when there is some holiday CHEER involved.

Bill


Bill, did you find the TTL accurate? Adorama had a killer deal 2 days ago on a kit that I couldn't resist. I'm glad I bought because I won't have to worry about studio disassembly now for outdoor work.

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Dec 26, 2018 11:51:21   #
billnourse Loc: Bloomfield, NM
 
TTL seems accurate. Sometimes have to do a little + or - exposure compensation on the TTL light if you are shooting a 2nd light for fill as light from the second seems to confuse the TTL a little. I have one Pro, one standard TTL and one manual. Seldom use more than 2, but it is nice to have the third when needed.

Bill

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Dec 26, 2018 11:55:42   #
billnourse Loc: Bloomfield, NM
 
Haydon wrote:
Bill, did you find the TTL accurate? Adorama had a killer deal 2 days ago on a kit that I couldn't resist. I'm glad I bought because I won't have to worry about studio disassembly now for outdoor work.


If you got the kit with the umbrella and "C" stand you are going to be happy. The stand is very heavy duty with out too much more weight than my old Buff 3900's and is much more secure. With one or two sandbags on the legs, I wouldn't be afraid to use it in a breeze with the 38" umbrella that comes with the kit. The umbrella is very good with inside defusers and it breaks down and sets up in a snap.

Bill

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Dec 26, 2018 11:57:25   #
Haydon Loc: Hiding In Connecticut
 
I got the Parapop 38" octabox with the Flashpoint 10' C stand along with the 600 Pro. Always wanted a C stand for outdoor work. Really like the idea of overpowering the sun with HSS. Thanks for the info sir!

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Dec 27, 2018 07:28:28   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 

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Dec 27, 2018 09:11:21   #
gwilliams6
 
billnourse wrote:
If you got the kit with the umbrella and "C" stand you are going to be happy. The stand is very heavy duty with out too much more weight than my old Buff 3900's and is much more secure. With one or two sandbags on the legs, I wouldn't be afraid to use it in a breeze with the 38" umbrella that comes with the kit. The umbrella is very good with inside defusers and it breaks down and sets up in a snap.

Bill


Got that kit also, great C-stand and Parapop 38"

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Dec 27, 2018 11:35:11   #
DennisC. Loc: Antelope, CA
 
They are great heads, I have 2 of the Flashpoint 600s, 2 of the 600 pros and a Evolt 200 with the round head, it’s a great edge light for portraits. I like the pro model for the brighter modeling light. The 600s have totally replaced my White Lightening Ultras, love being all cordless.

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Dec 27, 2018 11:40:21   #
gwilliams6
 
I have one 600pro, one 600, two 400pros, two 860 Li-ions, one V350s. Seven in all , along with three triggers the X1, Pro 1, and the new Flashpoint Pro 2. Obviously I love this system with multiple light modifiers, stands etc. and traveling cases. Cheers

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