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TimG

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In Topic: Snoot aiming advice - Retra LSD

18 June 2019 - 01:46 PM

Thanks Oskar and Chris

 

Useful info and I'll play around some more!


In Topic: Snoot aiming advice - Retra LSD

17 June 2019 - 05:30 PM

Thanks, Tom. Two helpful articles.

I’ve got the Type 4 Z240 and the aiming light is quite powerful. No problem there. It’s just that what it illuminates doesn’t seem the same as what the strobe then illuminates. Although judging from the articles, that shouldn’t be an issue.

I’ll play around some more tomorrow......

In Topic: Snoot aiming advice - Retra LSD

17 June 2019 - 05:04 PM

Hey Chris

 

Thanks for this. Our posts crossed.

 

Yep, as I set out above, the strobes do seem to be firing at the same time and the camera is capturing the scooted flash correctly.

 

The issue does seem to be an offset. But curious, I'd have thought, given the Retra construction with both the modelling light and the flash coming down the same 1" (approx) tube. Shouldn't they hit the same spot? And if they don't how on earth do you work out where the "sweet spot" actually is when, sometimes, you are trying to light an area the size of a quarter?

 

What's the deal, Oskar?


In Topic: Snoot aiming advice - Retra LSD

17 June 2019 - 05:00 PM

With both strobes set with the pre-flash button pushed in, the scooted strobe firing from the Anglerfish trigger, both strobes fired at the same time. So that seems ok.

 

But it still looks to me that the actual flash position isn't quite the same as the area of light that the modelling light illuminates. Weird. There's only one "tube" for the light to go down - so how could that be the case?

 

I'v emailed Retra and asked them the question!


In Topic: Snoot aiming advice - Retra LSD

17 June 2019 - 04:22 PM

Yep, good idea. Tom. I'll try that.

 

Thanks!