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Offline Ridg

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Re: Just spent £180 on lighting kit. Gulp!
« Reply #10 on: 15 February 2011, 20:31 »
Further impressed, they sync up to 1/200th perfectly and 1/250th with only a tiny bit of banding that could be easily shopped out if planned for in the shot. Much better than the old cactus ones which would struggle over 1/125th.

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sounds like a really good buy then :afro:

the sync cable option sounds good too, be ideal for 'studio' situation.

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Re: Just spent £180 on lighting kit. Gulp!
« Reply #11 on: 16 February 2011, 08:43 »
cant see the pic as in work,

but sounds liek you got a good bit of kit there dude :) cant wait to see soem photos shot with it all  :cool:

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Re: Just spent £180 on lighting kit. Gulp!
« Reply #12 on: 16 February 2011, 13:15 »
Flash gun and stand brackets have turned up today. Brackets are amazing build quality for the price, really impressed. The flash is also good looking for £35 and they threw in a free blower for cleaning my camera. Will sling some batterys in it tonight and see how it actually performs as a flash.

Just waiting on the light stands and gels now. :cool:

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Re: Just spent £180 on lighting kit. Gulp!
« Reply #13 on: 16 February 2011, 19:30 »
Excuse the cat lit trays and assorted rubbis, not much space in the flat at the minute! Tried out one of the stands (which turned up this arvo) with my old flash, the new triggers, the two different brollies and one of the brackets. Well chuffed!

Shoot through:


IMG_4378 by Nicholas R Horne, on Flickr

Reflector:


IMG_4383 by Nicholas R Horne, on Flickr


Will get some batteries later and try setting it all up for a self portrait if I can find the space to get it all up!

Nick

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Re: Just spent £180 on lighting kit. Gulp!
« Reply #14 on: 13 August 2011, 20:45 »
This deserves a sticky...

Offline Horney

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Re: Cheep off camera flash light set up info
« Reply #15 on: 13 August 2011, 21:04 »
Done!

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Re: Cheep off camera flash light set up info
« Reply #16 on: 13 August 2011, 21:13 »
Top stuff,  ordered 2x Konig flash stands off amazon for less than £10 each after reading the reviews. Bought a shoot through brolly and 2 brackets!

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Re: Cheep off camera flash light set up info
« Reply #17 on: 13 August 2011, 21:17 »
Nice! Look forward to seeing the results.

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Re: Cheep off camera flash light set up info
« Reply #18 on: 13 August 2011, 21:18 »
Fortunately every wall in our new place is White so can use it as a backdrop. Still need triggers and a second flash!

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Re: Cheep off camera flash light set up info
« Reply #19 on: 15 August 2011, 15:54 »
FWIW when I shot the VX I used a pair of fluorescent tubes, powered off a cheapie 300W inverter in the back of the Passat.  Now I know it's not exactly pro lighting, but for about £30 it did a great job of lighting things up.
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