A Sniff test should be sufficient. :|
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So at 1/1 power on the einstein, I'd have a 1/1000th flash duration. So I cannot got any faster on my shutter speed than 1/1000th as the flash doesn't last long enough. Am I correct on this?
If so, I'd just add some Odins to my order.
I am not sure if the odins do this on einsteins
I've only tested it on elinchrom strobes can you post a pic of what you are trying to do? to get an idea of just how much flash power you are chasing?
I also just ordered a stratto II reciever to see if it works becasue with the 3.5mm splitter the 1 reciever could theoretically fire 2 elinchrom strobes at 1/3rd of the cost of a single odin reciever
I took a look at the quadras and I love the modifiers elichrome has. The overall package won't deliver what I need it to do for me.
Durations are too slow even with the port a+b method.
It would be out of my budget for 4 heads, two packs and the modifiers I wanted.
400 w/s is not enough.
It would be super heavy compared to Einsteins + VML
you can get this set and a couple of 600s
then get some phottix odins they will work right up to 1/8000s with the odins which will well and truely overpower the sun and more
Indeed, film is different, it's as if you were comparing a 18 mpix APS-C sensor with a 50 mpix fullframe sensor..
My test is of that which is relevant to me: close to 20 mpix on both
Also, my test is of that which is relevant to me, which means it's basically useles for birding fans
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i have 2 Einsteins and i find them to be very reliable and built much more solidly than the older AB units. i have not yet tested the high speed flash duration of the units but it was a feature that i liked having if the need ever arises.
some other nice things about the Einsteins:
1/10 stop variation in power over a 9 stop range
ability to control power of multiple strobes via camera with the Cyber Commander unit
value vs quality (its just a good product for the cost compared to other brands)
i have also not had any issues using any type of modifier with them. i got the units when they were first released and i was aware that they were going to correct how modifiers were attached to the unit. as i understood it, occasionally a large/heavy modifier could "jump" off the unit so PCB planned to extend the length of the clasps that engaged the speedring that the modifier was attached to.
i have never had an issue with this and i have used up to a 36x48 softbox on these units. i do hope to get a 54x72 softbox in the future so at that point i might send the units back in to get them updated to handle the extra load.
bottom line is that i find the Einsteins to be well made, reliable, and very very versatile. but i would try to research how they perform at faster flash durations and if they are capable of what you need. the only other units i saw (online) photographers using to do such work were ProFotos...and they are beastly expensive.