What would you be using 4 or 5 sb800's for? Don't get me wrong, the Nikon CLS is a nice system making the use of speedlights a little more idiot proof, but for studio applications, the lack of modeling lights, long recycle times, lack of modifiers far outway me having to meter my lights. and with the lack of a modeling light, I love being able to see where my shadows and highlights are falling.
Just my 2c
Ok, I'm Totally out of my league here... but they tend to recycle at around 2.4 seconds from a spent buffer. I've found my recycle times go up significantly using the PowerEX batteries - that is, I tend not to spend the buffer at all, unless I'm really cranking and that, using just 4 batts, not the 5th batt chamber cover). I also have one sd8a (6aa power pack) that only works with the sb-800 (but not the 600) which can keep you shooting very steady with a single unit - but one needs to take care not to shoot TOO many shots in a row, as you can burn out the flash head.DanWhite said:Charles,
Just one quick question, how fast do the SB 800 and 600's recycle? I have been thinking about picking up a 600 for some of my outdoor work where dragging my mono lights and a battery pack gets a little much for fill flash.
Ya, I ws disappointed in the dvd too. It was nothing more than a showcase for the CLS. The how to's were very few and far between. NOT recommended by me!Ruffles said:I was a little dissapointed in the DVD. It's nothing more than a long commercial. As far as the Justin Clamps go, they don't exist. I called Bogen and you have to make them out of a number of parts - FYI.
Charles, that link doesn't work. Got one that does? What exactly do you use these clamps for?cwilt said:You mean these clamps don't exist?
I was looking at the online preview of the DVD and thought it would be a great way to learn using multible flash with lots of lessons. And even though I dont have any SB-800's or SB-600's I could apply these technics to my other flashes and slaves. Is there something else out there that does a better job?Ruffles said:I was a little dissapointed in the DVD. It's nothing more than a long commercial. ...