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I'm bored and want spend money. .

Discussion in 'Studio Equipment and Lighting' started by niknd501, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. niknd501

    niknd501

    May 13, 2006
    Illinois
    That's a bad combination for sure. . . Already thinking about winter indoor sports and am close to buying some Alien Bee's and triggers. .. My theory is if I buy them slowly it will hurt less. :biggrin:

    Anyone have any thoughts on the new Alien Bee CybrSync triggers ? I would love to have some Pocket Wizards but if I could get these for 1/3 the cost and they work, does't that make sense ?

    Here's the link

    http://www.alienbees.com/cybersync.html
     
  2. hmmmmm
    you are bored and want to spend money

    have i told you lately, that I LOVE YOU..... :Love::Love::Love::Love:
    oh..... and that i want a 400/2.8? :tongue::smile::biggrin:
     
  3. niknd501

    niknd501

    May 13, 2006
    Illinois
    Yea, yea, yea - - get in line. :biggrin:
     
  4. jfrancis

    jfrancis

    May 8, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    Maybe, but there is not much experience with them yet. Having said that, AB stuff generally works as advertised.
     
  5. niknd501

    niknd501

    May 13, 2006
    Illinois
    Thanks John. . I have really heard nothing but good things about AB products. That's why I am thinking about trying them along with a couple AB800's
     
  6. jfrancis

    jfrancis

    May 8, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    They are a great company. I have a LOT of their products and they just work and work. Great stuff.
     
  7. I sold my pocket wizard for these, and so far..... love them!

    Transmitter is sooooo much smaller than PW.

    Mine will do 1/250 shutter speeds with the D3.

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  8. niknd501

    niknd501

    May 13, 2006
    Illinois
    Yep Tim -- that's them alright. I think I am going to order some this week. The price is just waaay too good not to try them. That way I can spend the money on lights instead.

    What's your experience with the range on those critters.
     
  9. fjgindy

    fjgindy

    531
    Jan 21, 2007
    Indianapolis
    Check this thread out. I'm going to get a set myself. I'm reading nothing but good things about these units.

    http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/662406
     
  10. Interesting. One of my older P/W's seems to have failed and I was not looking forward to the thought of replacing it. I could sell the 2 others (one new almost new) and still have some leftover from a set of these.
     
  11. Haven't tried the range yet.
    300 feet is more than I will ever use!
    Very Reliable triggering!
     
  12. screwdriver

    screwdriver

    760
    Feb 29, 2008
    FLorida
    i might try these too , the one with battery powered receivers
     
  13. niknd501

    niknd501

    May 13, 2006
    Illinois
    Thanks Tim. I think I may give these a try.
     
  14. I have a set also. 1 Trans & 1 Recv. Seems to work really well.

    I traded in my older RF set for these, They gave me full purchase price trade-in.

    Too Cool!!!

    But Tim, Why do ya have 3 recv? You really only need one, as the others
    heads should trip via the built-in slaves.

    Or are doing some magic or something else????
     
  15. niknd501

    niknd501

    May 13, 2006
    Illinois
    I ordered a couple of these and will try them out for general studio shots but I really want them to fire strobes in a gym setting for basketball / wrestling etc. . .

    We'll see. Still a cheaper way to try than PW's. . .Although PW's are an outstanding product for sure.
     
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