Problems with my strobes and the X

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First thing, is it's good to know that my X does not have a soft problem. I used my tripod using the 70-200VR and 17-55 and they were both sharp without setting a high in camera sharpening. I put it in auto and the camera in auto and away she went. Bad news is the batteries still seem to drain down very fast if I don't use the camera and keep it off a few days.

My biggest question is I wanted to give my strobes a try with the X since they worked awesome with the S2 but ran into a snag. I used the Sekonic light meter to meter the settings Aperture priority and I got a reading of f22 and ISO 100 Speed 125.

Ok... the big 64000 question, what do you think went wrong???

I use two Bowen monolights. A black backdrop and a white wicker bench.

Thanks for your advice.
 
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Robin Horlock

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I don't understand what the problem is. For shooting
with studio lights the only real numbers you have to deal with
are the ASA and the F-stop. In this instance set your camera
to manual, set your aperature to f22 and your speed can range
anywhere from 1/60 to 1/250 it doesn't matter.

The studio strobes will flash at a much higher speed than your
shutter speed. So your only concern is the aperature.

Shooting strobe is a totaly different animal than taking an
ambient light meter reading.

Cheers,
Robin
 
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Robin Horlock said:
I don't understand what the problem is. For shooting
with studio lights the only real numbers you have to deal with
are the ASA and the F-stop. In this instance set your camera
to manual, set your aperature to f22 and your speed can range
anywhere from 1/60 to 1/250 it doesn't matter.

The studio strobes will flash at a much higher speed than your
shutter speed. So your only concern is the aperature.

Shooting strobe is a totaly different animal than taking an
ambient light meter reading.

Cheers,
Robin
Robin,

Guess what??? I found this out through Sekonic because I wanted to make sure the settings were correct on the meter and he said yes and that the camera should be on M mode. I'm sure I had the S2 set on Shutter speed priority and then the meter set the aperture.

So I did what their tech support said and it worked fantastic. I posted the image on another thread if you want to take a look at it. But problem is solved and now I am pleased. I use one strobe with an umbrella and I want to put the other one up as a hairlight or use as a backlight.

Thanks for the info...
 

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