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1) the reflector/ modifier clamps are better than on my Zeus heads reflector held more securely in place.
2) the 2.49Ghz Cybersync CSXV transceiver is tiny (pix link later). When plugged all the Einstein defaults to letting cybersync system control functions. Unplug it and all functions look to be controlled by the function and adjust buttons (non-membrane type) on the head.
3) the back panel is very logically, simply laid out and marked.
4) with new 8.5HOR reflector it is very efficient. At 10 feet at full power, measured with Sekonic L-758dr meter set to ISO 100, on axis reading is consistently...Show more →
Ellis, you can plug in the transceiver with no effect on manual setting of the light - it adjusts the same as without the transceiver. For basic use without CC, just adjust the power manually at the Einstein, put a CST on your camera and fire away. Repeat: The transceiver does not take over the Einstein.
If you setup an Einstein system manually, then add Cyber Commander, doing "Open Studio" on CC will find all the lights and their settings and pick up all control from the CC. You can still go directly to the Einstein and adjust manually if you like.
Manual adjustments are not automatically sent to CC . . . this would require CC to be receiving all the time and the battery life would go way down. If you adjust lights manually with CC connected, doing Open Studio on CC will retrieve all the manual settings and display them on CC..