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*Is there any pictures I can see shot with two different flashes in equal settings to compare the result? * Yes! Prompted by your question, I tried testing two different flashes: a cheap one and a pricy one, so find out if the light itself is any different. My experiment is detailed on my blog post. To summarize: The spectra is different, but it ...


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I think you're confused as to what constitutes "a TTL system". Triggers merely relay the information from the camera to the flash. Whether you're using an AirRemote or a PocketWizard, if you're using Nikon's iTTL system, then you're getting iTTL information and calculations--it's still the same "TTL system" and the same exposure calculation is happening in ...


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Since "TTL" (system) in your original question is really about "thru the lens" the software the system uses to transmit that information really has no bearing on the exposure value (fstop shutter ISO ) calculation. What language the hardware talks is not changing the message. If the camera wants f8, and you ask a PW you get f8...if you ask another TTL ...


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I think the answer is a "maybe". You're talking about different hardware running different software. There will be many occasions where the different combinations of hardware and software will reach the same conclusion and give you the same result, but there are times where there's a more borderline condition that will yield a different result. But, I have ...


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Higher end studio flashes tend to be (in order from most to least amount of impact on a typical studio shoot): More powerful. They can output more light than their speedlight/speedlite couterparts. Capable of higher quality light. The light they output is more evenly distributed along the visible spectrum in the way natural light is and even at different ...


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No, not directly. The Air Remote triggers have no way to attach to a flash foot (i.e., there are no hotshoe receiver units in the system). On the Canon side of the fence, there are folks who are sandwiching TTL radio triggers (YN-622, Pixel King, etc.) between the camera hotshoe and the Air Remote, and achieving TTL/HSS with speedlights that way, but with ...


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I see you've received good answers and have already purchased the equipment, but for all the other folks, here is my general (and flash specific) advice. As with almost any piece of gear you might want to purchase or try, it really comes down to: "Is there something that I want to do, that I can't do with the gear that I already have have?" And here I'm ...


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No, you will not get the full functionality of the 600EX-RT/ST-E3-RT system with your XS. But you will get all the functionality you would have with the 430EXII or a 580EXII over optical--most notably, remote power control, eTTL, and high-speed sync. The Canon RT radio system added some functionality to the older optical triggering system that you can ...


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You'll certainly be able to use ETTL with the 600EX-RT and ST-E3-RT. However, you won't be able to use the ST-E3-RT to control your 430EX II units, as it lacks optical triggering. You could use the 600EX-RT to control those 430EX II's optically, including using ETTL, but that kinda defeats the purpose of buying the radio-capable units. Some options: Skip ...


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The flashes I like are the famous LumoPro LP180 flashes, so if I put them in Slave mode can they keep up with highspeed sync of my SB-910s? AFAIK the LP180 doesn't have any form of high speed sync, so no.


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There are two types of battery packs that you can get: The first type is your readily available manufacturer packs. These are specific to flashes, as different flash manufacturers use different high voltage power sockets. (To keep you locked into the ecosystem and make you spend more money). The two most common type of plugs are Nikon and Canons three pin ...


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Couple of other things to check: Are both of the YN-605Ns in the same 603/602 mode? Is the YN-568EX out of all slave modes? [slave modes tell the flash to only listen to the sensor panel and to ignore the foot--the radio triggers are on the foot]. Without the camera or flash, does using the test button on the transmitter 605N fire the receiver 605N? (check ...


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Well I don't know if that is what you want to achive or a result of a photo of yours you want to improve. I will only coment that for low key photos probably the shoot through umbrellas are not the best option becouse they spill a lot of light. I'm imagining the violin and the face photo, and I supose you want more contrast, the dark side of the face as ...


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Just me, but I'd say, you're missing the skills and practice, not the tools. Your gear is a pretty good basic three-light setup (assuming you just didn't feel like listing the stands and swivels). You have umbrellas, and a 24" softbox, and while they might be a little small, they're still pretty decent-sized. The main thing you have to learn here is that ...


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HSR isn't HSS. To quote from the PocketWizard PlusIII's website: HIGH SPEED RECEIVE Normally, the Plus III is capable of triggering lights or cameras at a sustained rate of up to 12 frames per second (FPS), a standard for PocketWizard radios. Set the Plus III to High Speed Receive Mode (HSR) and trigger at rates up to 14.5 FPS, beyond the ...



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