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Viggo

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Re: Anything Strobist
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2014, 12:07:24 PM »
Here's a shot from earlier today, I have rediscovered hard light, and I love it!

Two Canon 600 RT bare bulb to the back left at 1/1 power, zoomed to 50mm. Triggered by the Canon ST-E3. Sigma 50 Art at f1.4, iso 100, 1/8000s.

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Re: Anything Strobist
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2014, 12:07:24 PM »

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Re: Anything Strobist
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2014, 01:41:02 PM »
Here's a shot from earlier today, I have rediscovered hard light, and I love it!

Two Canon 600 RT bare bulb to the back left at 1/1 power, zoomed to 50mm. Triggered by the Canon ST-E3. Sigma 50 Art at f1.4, iso 100, 1/8000s.



How did you bare-bulb your 600s? Just Sto-fen or some mod?
Also, is there any advantage to bare-bulbing your Speedlites in the open instead of using them as-is?
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Re: Anything Strobist
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2014, 06:08:24 PM »
Here's a shot from earlier today, I have rediscovered hard light, and I love it!

Two Canon 600 RT bare bulb to the back left at 1/1 power, zoomed to 50mm. Triggered by the Canon ST-E3. Sigma 50 Art at f1.4, iso 100, 1/8000s.



How did you bare-bulb your 600s? Just Sto-fen or some mod?
Also, is there any advantage to bare-bulbing your Speedlites in the open instead of using them as-is?

Well, I have read and learned that "bare bulb" is as is, no modifier when it comes to speedlites. Which means they are used as out of the box. Only zoomed to 50mm.
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Re: Anything Strobist
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2014, 06:16:22 PM »
Well, I have read and learned that "bare bulb" is as is, no modifier when it comes to speedlites. Which means they are used as out of the box. Only zoomed to 50mm.

Ok, I now know what you meant, and it makes sense, of course.
However, AFAIK 'bare bulb' is when the light is non-directional as in monolights or the Sunpak 120J. They allow the light to spread in all directions instead of being directional as a speedlite is. There are some permanent mods online for speedlites (unlike the quick DIY below), all quite complicated- so I asked.

http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/03/lighting-101-bare-tube-style-lighting.html
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Bare bulb mod
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2014, 06:19:14 PM »
@Viggo: This might be quite coincidental, but this thread was posted just today (a thanks and a shout-out, Hannes!)

Bare bulb mod of YN-560 III (with pictures)
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=21859.msg416144#msg416144

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Re: Bare bulb mod
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2014, 06:33:44 PM »
@Viggo: This might be quite coincidental, but this thread was posted just today (a thanks and a shout-out, Hannes!)

Bare bulb mod of YN-560 III (with pictures)
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=21859.msg416144#msg416144

Thanks! I didn't even know people "bare bulbed" their speedlites, see I learned something from this thread today as well, good stuff.
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Re: Bare bulb mod
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2014, 03:07:57 AM »
@Viggo: This might be quite coincidental, but this thread was posted just today (a thanks and a shout-out, Hannes!)

I was going to post it a week or two ago but forgot, this thread actually reminded me to do it :)

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Re: Bare bulb mod
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2014, 03:07:57 AM »

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Re: Bare bulb mod
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2014, 03:25:50 PM »
@Viggo: This might be quite coincidental, but this thread was posted just today (a thanks and a shout-out, Hannes!)

I was going to post it a week or two ago but forgot, this thread actually reminded me to do it :)

Thanks a bunch, I'm an old electronics repair nerdy head, so this sort of stuff is candy to me, lol.
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Re: Anything Strobist
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2014, 03:31:35 PM »
Viggo, you are utilizing the Art wide open beautifully. Love your B/Ws.
How strong was the sun? I am impressed that 2 Speedlites at 1/4 are able to overpower it so well.
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Re: Anything Strobist
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2014, 03:45:45 PM »
Viggo, you are utilizing the Art wide open beautifully. Love your B/Ws.
How strong was the sun? I am impressed that 2 Speedlites at 1/4 are able to overpower it so well.

It was around 5 pm, so not midday, but the one of my daughter on the swing was midday. They are packing some real punch for sure, at least without a softbox. The 50 Art wide open is perfect for what I shoot, the complete no distortion and the corner sharpness is tailor made for me.

Thanks for your comment. I used a IR-type preset for that shot, crushed the blacks a bit and it turned out better in BW in color, which I find seldom.
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Re: Anything Strobist
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2014, 04:23:16 PM »
Thanks for your comment. I used a IR-type preset for that shot, crushed the blacks a bit and it turned out better in BW in color, which I find seldom.

They have an B&W movie look that looks beautiful. Keep doing what you are doing, don't change a thing. Looking forward to seeing more.
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Re: Anything Strobist
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2014, 04:30:48 PM »
Thanks for your comment. I used a IR-type preset for that shot, crushed the blacks a bit and it turned out better in BW in color, which I find seldom.

They have an B&W movie look that looks beautiful. Keep doing what you are doing, don't change a thing. Looking forward to seeing more.

Too kind man! Thanks! :D
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Re: Anything Strobist
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2014, 02:03:17 AM »
This thread is such a good idea! I've recently decided to take the plunge and purchased a flash/trigger and everyone's pictures and explanations are so helpful. Hopefully I'll get the hang of off camera flash and will be able to contribute to this thread.

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Re: Anything Strobist
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Re: Anything Strobist
« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2014, 03:16:28 AM »
This thread is such a good idea! I've recently decided to take the plunge and purchased a flash/trigger and everyone's pictures and explanations are so helpful. Hopefully I'll get the hang of off camera flash and will be able to contribute to this thread.

That's great to hear! We're looking forward to your shots and inputs. Welcome to CR also :)
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Re: Anything Strobist
« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2014, 07:04:23 AM »
Viggo looks like you new fiddy is golden and seems to be absolutely nailing it

are you finding you still get misses wide open though?
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Re: Anything Strobist
« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2014, 07:04:23 AM »