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    Default Re: Need some advise on SB800

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    I can use 5pcs sanyo 2500, to shoot half a day wedding (with LSII PJ), only at dinner than add in the SD8A, what kind of shoots are you shooting?
    If you don't need fash rechagre on flash, just buy a few sets of batteries will be more economy.

    Hope this helps.
    i believe one don't require Q2X2 .. of cos if u can afford it, y not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikon D100
    Hi, i'm now using SB800 but the battery drain too fast so i'm wondering what are the alternatives
    1) get a 15 min charger,
    2) SD-8A
    3) Quantum 2x2

    and i dont know what Quantum 2x2 and SD-8A are ? And how much will it cost and where to get it????
    Thanks All CS user for all your advise
    What are you using the flash for and how are you using it? For anyone who contemplates a battery pack, he must be involved in some heavy shooting.

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    erm actually i quite a heavy user, currently using 1300mah x 5. but did not last me long.
    one more problem is tat i need very quick recycle time.

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    with reference to tetrode reply, i also face a very serious problems, while shooting i can smell burn smells from my SB800

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikon D100
    erm actually i quite a heavy user, currently using 1300mah x 5. but did not last me long.
    one more problem is tat i need very quick recycle time.
    1300mah???????

    ahem, the bulk of us here uses at least 2500mah rechargeables.
    1300?? not enuff juice la! upgrade! POWEREX rechargeables or KONNOC.

    quick recycling time? wat r u shooting? event?

    u might want to pick up a SD8A. am using one. find it adequate for most events in terms of Power, Recycling speed and Portability.

    shud be around S$230/+-.

    otherwise, get a QUANTUM turbo 2X2 at some S$1.3k. tat is power and recycling speed to the max.

    burning smell from ur SB800? geee... never once did i smell anything from any of my flashguns. send into NSC for a checkup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikon D100
    w.....i also face a very serious problems, while shooting i can smell burn smells from my SB800
    All flashguns smell like burnt popcorn after a long shoot, even my trusty Metz 60CT-1. I have been using it for almost 9 years, no problems so far.
    Last edited by photobum; 9th July 2006 at 12:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum
    All flashguns smell like burnt popcorn after a long shoot, even my trusty Metz 60CT.
    maybe mine has perfume sprayed on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake
    maybe mine has perfume sprayed on it.
    And I do mean loooooong shoot. Four to six hours non-stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum
    And I do mean loooooong shoot. Four to six hours non-stop.
    is that considered long?

    i bet u love to rat-tat-tat-tat-tat-tat-tat ur flashguns!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake
    is that considered long?

    i bet u love to rat-tat-tat-tat-tat-tat-tat ur flashguns!
    Three graduation ceremonies from two colleges, one after the other. More than 1,500 graduates, plus VIPs and receptions. Now you do the math.
    Last edited by photobum; 9th July 2006 at 12:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum
    Three graduation ceremonies from two colleges, one after the other. More than 1,500 graduates, plus VIPs and receptions. Now you do the math.
    nvr like maths.

    i pity ur flashgun, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake
    ...i pity ur flashgun, though.
    My flashgun still 'kick-ass' after 9 years of heavy usage. Powered by none other than Quantum Battery 2.
    Last edited by photobum; 9th July 2006 at 12:23 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum
    My flashgun still 'kick-ass' after 9 years of heavy usage.
    tas becos its a METZ!!!

    used to own 60CT1. good stuff. POWER!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake
    tas becos its a METZ!!!

    used to own 60CT1. good stuff. POWER!!!
    Yeap.... the power of SB-800 cannot compare with the 60CT. No fight!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum
    Yeap.... the power of SB-800 cannot compare with the 60CT. No fight!!!
    but nowadays, i find it, good enuff liao.
    no need scare ppl with the big hammerhead.

    but now i pop in LSPJII, jus as scary and comical. but tat is good stuff too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake
    .....no need scare ppl with the big hammerhead. ....
    Big hammerhead = Professional service (make the clients feel that their money are well spent).

    Tiny flashguns = Mini torchlights (clients doubt your service and results).
    Last edited by photobum; 9th July 2006 at 12:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum
    Big hammerhead = Professional service (make the clients feel that their money are well spent).
    good analogy!

    tat is true pro!

    but SB800 with LSPJII oso sibeh pro!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake
    ....but SB800 with LSPJII oso sibeh pro!
    Take a good look at the flashguns of well-known American wedding photographers, and you will notice all of them have one thing in common - big hammerheads. They use either Metz, Quantum, Hasselblad or Sunpack flashguns.

    I used to work for a wedding photographer in the US for 3 years, and this is something I observed.
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    Default Re: Need some advise on SB800

    Quote Originally Posted by photobum
    If you take a good look at the flashguns of most well-known American wedding photographers, all of them have one thing in common - big hammerheads. They use either Metz, Quantum, Hasselblad or Sunpack flashguns.
    sunpak is good. used to be really popular.

    metz is always there. hassey might be too high end... quantum, beta to use their battery pack...


    anyway, now, the tide is slowly turning. Singapore has a no. of top wedding fotographers. and digital fotography... alot can be done in PP.

    big flashguns are not so popular nowadays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum
    Take a good look at the flashguns of well-known American wedding photographers, and you will notice all of them have one thing in common - big hammerheads. They use either Metz, Quantum, Hasselblad or Sunpack flashguns.

    I used to work for a wedding photographer in the US for 3 years, and this is something I observed.
    aiyah, anyway, like u said, big flashguns = pro!

    pro = $$ well spent!

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