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| p.3 #7 · Einstein 640 review, part 1 |
Deezie, yes, I used the old 7'' for the dremel test and the water balloon test (in the front, the back had the HOBD) until the power got too low, then I changed it to the new 11'' sports reflector. Switching to the 8.5''s will cost a fair bit once I factor in all the grids I'd need, which I wouldn't be able to share with other 7'' reflectors.
Maurice, do you have a Scoro? Then you know that you can turn that fancy ECTC to get faster flash durations at the lower range, and just like the Einstein, the temp goes blue. Sure, being able to adjust your temp and flash duration sounds nice on paper, but the large majority of photographers just want a light that matches daylight, has consistent output and color temp, and has a wicked fast flash duration. For the very small bracket of photographers who need exactly 1/3000 t.1 at any aperture and can't be bothered with a gel to match their old flashes, Bron is obviously the only choice. But I know Paul wasn't aiming at that clientele. If you want to buy a $10k (or $8k) pack and then tune it down so it performs like a slow, warm flash, that's your call. But as the saying goes, I have some property I can sell you to go with it :-)
That's all aside from the obvious fact that the Einstein is a mono. Bron's equivalent (Minicom 80) is huge, almost twice the size and weight, 4 times the price, and features glacial flash durations. And no, I didn't read that on The Interweb, I rented the Minicom 40 to try out.
If Top Gear did a review of the Scoro vs the E640, they'd likely rave about all the Scoro's features the entire show, but then conclude that you should buy the Einstein since it's lighter, more fun, easier to use, and is a whopping 1/18 of the price, practically making it a disposable unit. Good night everybody