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p.1 #1 · Strategy for overheating SB-900


Hi. Just shot my first wedding. I'm familiar with how fast the SB-900 overheats. Other than shooting at larger apertures or increasing ISO .. Is there anything short of swapping between two speedlights to prevent overheating? Out of curiosity how do Canon Speedlights handle rapid shooting. Is the SB-910 much less prone to overheating? Thanks in advance.


May 13, 2012 at 12:43 AM
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p.1 #2 · Strategy for overheating SB-900


using higher ISO and/or SD-9.


May 13, 2012 at 01:11 AM
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p.1 #3 · Strategy for overheating SB-900


Buy an SB-910, that's what I'll be getting for the wedding I am shooting this summer. (yes, I am not a regular wedding shooter)


May 13, 2012 at 01:25 AM
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p.1 #4 · Strategy for overheating SB-900


Ice water.




May 13, 2012 at 01:27 AM
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p.1 #5 · Strategy for overheating SB-900


I have seen people complain about overheating SB900's but I have to be honest with you. I shoot them off camera for strobing basketball and other events and I have NEVER overheated an SB900 or even came close. You have to be using very low ISO in very dark situations and firing several shots at a time to actually overheat one of these. I've been shooting off camera and on camera with the same two units for a year and a half.


May 13, 2012 at 01:30 AM
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p.1 #6 · Strategy for overheating SB-900


Quantum


May 13, 2012 at 01:40 AM
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p.1 #7 · Strategy for overheating SB-900


mshi wrote:
using higher ISO and/or SD-9.


I'm assuming it's the internals that are over heating versus the batteries right? Does the battery pack actually help?



May 13, 2012 at 02:12 AM
 

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p.1 #8 · Strategy for overheating SB-900


Matt OHarver wrote:
I have seen people complain about overheating SB900's but I have to be honest with you. I shoot them off camera for strobing basketball and other events and I have NEVER overheated an SB900 or even came close. You have to be using very low ISO in very dark situations and firing several shots at a time to actually overheat one of these. I've been shooting off camera and on camera with the same two units for a year and a half.


During the table toasts. I kept it at ISO 400. Sort of dark reception area. Probably one flash about every 5-10 seconds.



May 13, 2012 at 02:16 AM
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coresare wrote:
I'm assuming it's the internals that are over heating versus the batteries right? Does the battery pack actually help?


It does work and that's not an opinion nor belief. Order a SD-9 and do some tests yourself. You know the Internet is full of disinformation and the only way to find out the fact is to verify. SB-910 gives user an illusion it is not easily overheating because it significantly reduces flash power to achieve that illusion.


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May 13, 2012 at 02:20 AM
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p.1 #10 · Strategy for overheating SB-900


mshi wrote:
It does work and that's not an opinion nor belief. Order a SD-9 and do some tests yourself. You know the Internet is full of disinformation and the only way to find out the fact is to verify.


Ok thanks



May 13, 2012 at 02:23 AM
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p.1 #11 · Strategy for overheating SB-900


Christian S wrote:
Quantum


Correct! Quantum stuff is awesome.



May 13, 2012 at 03:28 AM
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p.1 #12 · Strategy for overheating SB-900


Zebrabot wrote:
Correct! Quantum stuff is awesome.


Haha yeah, I hear they're some stout manual flashes..



May 13, 2012 at 04:08 AM
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p.1 #13 · Strategy for overheating SB-900


mshi wrote:
SB-910 gives user an illusion it is not easily overheating because it significantly reduces flash power to achieve that illusion.


I thought the SB-910 avoids the overheating by lengthening the recycle time once the temperature rises. But either way you'd loose some shots.

To the OP, I had the SB-900 overheat only when shooting at ISO 200 and f/8 (which probably meant full power) and shooting a good number of shots rapidly. Change any of these and it works ok.



May 13, 2012 at 04:29 AM





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