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Re: [OM] News Flash

Subject: Re: [OM] News Flash
From: Chuck Norcutt <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 21:19:29 -0500
It will take some time to absorb all this and weigh it relative to the 
Alien Bees offerings.  The JrX's ability to control "three groups" of 
Alien Bees lights seems strange.  A modest studio setup usually consists 
of four lights.  What use is there in only being able to control three? 
  The Alien Bees Cybercommander will cost more but it controls 16 lights.

Mumble, mumble.

Dr. Flash

usher99@xxxxxxx wrote:
> Well,
> The new Radiopoppers are not vaporware, it appears. They redesigned the 
> Jr. to "JrX" In one configuration it appears to be able to remotely 
> adjust manual power level on Alien Bees,
> but I haven't studied the details. They doubled the price on the basic 
> configuration to about 100 bucks for a transmitter and receiver---alas 
> will not reach Dr. Flash's
> office from Massachusetts but speced out at 1700ft. One caveat is that 
> they make very clear not to use a flash with a TV> 200V. I have one 
> from the Pleistocene
> that is 250V that does a nice job triggered by the yabe slaves on a 
> bracket. Not a job for a JrX. I'll wait for a bit of feedback prior to 
> placing the cheap yabe radioslaves on the bench.
> http://radiopopper.com/blog/?cat=6
> The PX version by the ship date in February is slated to support Oly 
> and Pentx--for those that wish to play with radio triggered non line of 
> sight TTL w/o
> spending a grand for a Qflash. (need to read the fine print in a pdf to 
> find this) Still a good piece of change, however.
> A Smarticle for on camera flash rounded up all the usual suspects but 
> he liked the 580EXII more than its predecessor
> with the normal auto mode---buried in a nested menu. I believe Dr. 
> Flash has already mentioned this.
> http://www.shootsmarter.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=339&acat=14
> Happy flashing or non flashing and best wishes for a good year for all 
> list members.
> Mike
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