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| p.1 #3 · Elinchrom RX series strobes: pros, cons and comparison with PCB Einsteins lights |
Sheldon N wrote:
Very nice review, lots of good comments about both options as a "system" rather than just a single piece of equipment.
Your duration tests with the high RPM spinning disc clearly show that the Einstein has a faster duration than the Elinchroms, as you would expect from the specifications. No surprises there, and it's definitely a torture test that will illustrate the effect of flash duration.
Did you also do any shooting of your normal splash/water droplet photography to compare the two systems? If so, how visible were the effects of motion blur? I'm curious where the threshold is to actually see motion blur depending on what you are shooting. While the flash duration difference may be visible when shooting a spinning disk, the difference between "Fast" and "Really Fast" may not be visible in a lot of real world shooting scenarios.
Nope, I did not do the test with real splashes. but I know for sure it won;'t be good: 1/2000 t.5 of shortest flash duration won;t work for fast little drops. it might be able to stop larger and slow pieces of water, but it will be surrounded by little blurred drops anyway.
I've played a lot with Einsteins, and I know 1/2000 at t.1 is not enough.. what to expect from t.5.