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01/30/2009 11:43:28 PM · #1
soooooo I told you guys about 8 months ago I got a strobist setup. I have 2 vivitar 285hv's and I was suprised at how little difference there was between full power and 1/16th power. The recycle times were exactly the same and the light output seemed the same. I was a little frustrated to be honest... well tonight, I want to hit myself with a frying pan....

This is the knob I was twisting to adjust power.
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you can't see it but on the outside edge are the power fractions. point that little arrow on the power setting you want and away you go.....

or not...

Turns out that is nothing more than a guide that helps you figure out the correct exposure. Does nothing to the flash strength. You plug in 3 of 4 variables and it gives the 4th that's all...

The knob that actually changes the power looks like this
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and is on the front of the flash...

8 months
2 weddings
3 senior portrait sessions
2 model shoots
countless practice on the wife/challenge entry shoots

...and I FINALLY just figured that out

I'm ashamed...
01/31/2009 12:17:15 AM · #2
better now than never...I guess?

Message edited by author 2009-01-31 00:17:31.
01/31/2009 12:18:23 AM · #3
i hate to ask but did you ever read the instructions? ;)
01/31/2009 12:28:42 AM · #4
ha! thats such a me thing. it took me two months to figure out my strobes and they are the simplest ones you can get.
01/31/2009 12:44:28 AM · #5
They have support groups for this kind of thing...
01/31/2009 02:23:44 AM · #6
That's hysterical!

R.
01/31/2009 03:06:03 AM · #7
LOL! RTFM!

01/31/2009 04:59:58 AM · #8
Originally posted by Patrick_R:

well tonight, I want to hit myself with a frying pan....



Here ya go! Big enough? :D
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01/31/2009 07:02:09 AM · #9
Originally posted by smardaz:

i hate to ask but did you ever read the instructions? ;)


My family got me a t-shirt that says "Real men don't read instructions"...I told them it should say, "Real men don't read instructions, the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th time".

Glad you got it figured out Patrick, now go flash everyone.
01/31/2009 09:34:45 AM · #10
LOL. Thanks, I needed that laugh!
01/31/2009 09:52:49 AM · #11
Originally posted by smardaz:

i hate to ask but did you ever read the instructions? ;)


well to be honest I got them used off B&H....
but even If I got the instructions I prolly never would have read them. I saw a shirt awhile ago I should have bought that said

"When all else fails... dig the instructions out of the trash!"
01/31/2009 10:19:30 AM · #12
Thanks for the news flash.
It reminds me of myself so much that I will be smiling for a few hours now, thinking about your adventure in gadget land. : )
I have two S3 Pro Fuji bodies, and still have not learned how all the bells and whistles work or what they do. I got the first one about 4 years ago.

Message edited by author 2009-01-31 10:21:18.
01/31/2009 10:22:04 AM · #13
I guess its too late to say RTFM? LOL I dont think I would have admitted this on the internet...........you never know when future or former clients can find your words!

Matt
01/31/2009 10:42:36 AM · #14
Helps me to not feel too bad about some of my own "duh" moments. Thanks for sharing.
01/31/2009 12:14:56 PM · #15
Good one, Patrick. Thanks for the laugh. :-)
01/31/2009 12:20:54 PM · #16
boy I'll tell you what though. I'm loving the 1/8 power recycle times in comparison to the full power.
01/31/2009 01:55:16 PM · #17
Originally posted by Patrick_R:

boy I'll tell you what though. I'm loving the 1/8 power recycle times in comparison to the full power.


LOL... Yeah flashes are more flexible when you can ACTUALLY adjust the power :-)
01/31/2009 05:49:11 PM · #18
all the time... :D
02/01/2009 05:17:44 PM · #19
Don't feel bad. I was shooting with somebody else's setup one day (same flash) and did the same exact thing. At least the owner of the flash was there to straighten it out for me.
02/01/2009 05:18:34 PM · #20
I smack myself for being retarded every day, whether I need it or not.
02/01/2009 05:33:31 PM · #21
LOL. While I didn't make that mistake I did have a little trouble figuring out where you plug the wireless trigger into that flash. I saw the small hole near the bottom but kept saying to myself that can't be it (since it doesn't look like a typical port).

Message edited by author 2009-02-01 17:34:10.
02/01/2009 05:43:06 PM · #22
Originally posted by K10DGuy:

I smack myself for being retarded every day, whether I need it or not.


Do you ever need help? I'm sure a couple members here would offer to help. I have seen the threads! :D

Matt
02/01/2009 05:49:03 PM · #23
Originally posted by MattO:

Originally posted by K10DGuy:

I smack myself for being retarded every day, whether I need it or not.


Do you ever need help? I'm sure a couple members here would offer to help. I have seen the threads! :D

Matt


As retarded as I am, I've never been so retarded that I need HELP smacking myself.
02/01/2009 05:54:30 PM · #24
Originally posted by K10DGuy:

Originally posted by MattO:

Originally posted by K10DGuy:

I smack myself for being retarded every day, whether I need it or not.


Do you ever need help? I'm sure a couple members here would offer to help. I have seen the threads! :D

Matt


As retarded as I am, I've never been so retarded that I need HELP smacking myself.


Well you never know when ones arm might be tired, or you might just be un-motivated. :D

Matt
02/01/2009 05:55:57 PM · #25
Originally posted by MattO:

Originally posted by K10DGuy:

Originally posted by MattO:

Originally posted by K10DGuy:

I smack myself for being retarded every day, whether I need it or not.


Do you ever need help? I'm sure a couple members here would offer to help. I have seen the threads! :D

Matt


As retarded as I am, I've never been so retarded that I need HELP smacking myself.


Well you never know when ones arm might be tired, or you might just be un-motivated. :D

Matt


So are you offering to come over and lend me a hand for all my smacking needs?
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