A&P I guess you get what you pay for...

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  1. Section8

    Section8 .

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    So i bought some cactus V2s triggers and a Lumopro 120 flash from mpex to supplement my SB800 on the cheap, well the fucking lumopro will only fire like every 5th or 6th try :mad: this goes for on the camera, pushing the button, using the trigger, anything. I would hope for $120 that a flash would at least fire every time but I guess not.

    I'm seriously thinking of just buying and SB900 instead since that fucker will zoom to 200mm
     
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    Maybe it has a long recharge cycle?
     
  3. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    shitty batteries?
     
  4. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    and are you doing this at full power every time?>
     
  5. 1992 240SX

    1992 240SX New Member

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    wtf. You can get a used SB-80dx or SB-600 for 130-150, that's how much I got mine for. Get your money back and look at Adorama/B&H's used dept.
     
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    I love my SB800's
    The sb900 seem a little too large
     
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    no alienbees no care
     
  8. Bloke

    Bloke Banned

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    warranty it
     
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    themolsen New Member

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    Vivitar 285hv. srsly.
     
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    aCab New Member

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    that's all I have :o
     
  11. Section8

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    the ready light is on :dunno:

    eneloops

    tried all the power settings

    think i'm gonna have to

    tried, out of stock everywhere - also hearing about quality issues?


    i'm thinking seriously about an AB B800 and a softbox :noes:
     
  12. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    ebay get a used sb-26
     
  13. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    :mamoru: sounds like you didn't get what you pay for.
     
  14. Section8

    Section8 .

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    Yeah, I guess this is a more accurate statement!

     
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    mobbarley Active Member

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    because they are like the best money can buy?
     
  16. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    been hearing AB's aren't consistant with their light every shot, however hear great things about elinchrom and photogenic

    take it for what it's worth:dunno:
     
  17. Jbrown

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    Nothing you can actually tell a differenec though
     
  18. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i think the complaint is that they aren't a consistent color of light throughout the power levels.
     
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    Jbrown OT Supporter

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    Yeah, but from what I read it hardly affects the shot, if at all :dunno:
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i haven't ever noticed it with my b400 :dunno:
     
  21. Section8

    Section8 .

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    Still haven't decided what i'm going to do, but i did impulse buy an SB600 last night :rofl:
     
  22. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    Wish i could afford to impulse buy on that scale :Owned:
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    I'm actually hearing it's not just power levels, but even shot to shot:dunno: No real esperience with the AB, most of the people I shoot with have photogenic or elincrhom
    SB600 is only 200:dunno:. It's just a speedlight. :dunno:
     
  24. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    Yeah... i'm VERY low budget. i can occasionally drop 200 bucks, but thats only once every few months. hell, i wait months just to pick up a video game. Big purchases wait until i get my tax returns, which is usually in January, and after i've taken care of any bills i've fallen behind on.
     

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