LumoPro LP160 vs Yongnuo YN460-II


George Lazarette

Link Posted 06/06/2010 - 21:24
Ah. You have expanded your answer, and I see what you mean.

Then I would commend the AF280T, or, for more money, the AF500FTZ. The latter is the ultimate weapon for creative manual flash. It doesn't have a miniphone port, whatever that is, but it does have a built-in slave trigger.

G
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Anvh

Link Posted 06/06/2010 - 21:52
I've looked at the AF500FTZ and that looks perfect but haven't found anyone for a good price.

There is one on ebay with buy now but that one is too expensive since for 20 more I could get the Lumopro LP160 from the store here.

minphone port is that standard 3.5mm jacket used for many headphones these days, it looks like they are trying to get that as a standard for flash guns instead of the PC socket.
I hope they succeed because the 3.5mm jacket extension cords are very cheap so you can make a wired set-up for a few pounds.
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
Last Edited by Anvh on 06/06/2010 - 21:57

George Lazarette

Link Posted 06/06/2010 - 23:55
I think I paid an average of about 60.00 for my three 500s. You just have to be patient, but that isn't very helpful advice if you are after something quickly.

Another advantage of it is that it takes an external power pack. Useful if you are taking advantage of its power.

G
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Anvh

Link Posted 07/06/2010 - 00:16
The one on Ebay is now 111 and since it's from Germany I need to pay 14 p&p so 125 in total.
LP160 is here 139 link

So you have bought the flashes for a good price.
I just bought the DA*16-50 so my money is gone anyway so I need to wait, maybe I'm lucky

Instead of external pack I was thinking about these link
Recharge time are the same as that unit I believe
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

George Lazarette

Link Posted 07/06/2010 - 00:36
The external pack holds a lot more power, having six C batteries. Recycle times aren't usually an issue.

G
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George Lazarette

Link Posted 07/06/2010 - 11:14
What triggers the slave. A flash on the camera?

G
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Anvh

Link Posted 07/06/2010 - 12:23
George Lazarette wrote:
The external pack holds a lot more power, having six C batteries. Recycle times aren't usually an issue.

Ah okay, I never run out of juice before although recycle times got me a couple of times
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

George Lazarette

Link Posted 07/06/2010 - 13:17
Anvh wrote:
George Lazarette wrote:
The external pack holds a lot more power, having six C batteries. Recycle times aren't usually an issue.

Ah okay, I never run out of juice before although recycle times got me a couple of times

With a more powerful gun, you will run out of juice more quickly.

G
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Anvh

Link Posted 07/06/2010 - 13:32
Yes that's right George but with freshly charged batteries the AF540FGZ can do more then 300 shots (depending on the flashpower) and that's more then enough for me.
Am I wrong to think that it wouldn't different so much with the AF500?
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

George Lazarette

Link Posted 07/06/2010 - 13:41
It all depends on how you are using it. If you are using full power, you will run out of juice much more quickly.

G
Keywords: Charming, polite, and generally agreeable.

conexus

Link Posted 12/10/2010 - 09:35
I bought 2 and so far I am really please with really fast recharging ( quicker than my Metz 4
I have the little pentax quite good for effects like lighting a lamp but not powerful enough
Mike Court
K3, K7, 12 Pentax-17 pentax18-250, pentax50-135 2.8, tamron 16 - 70 2.8 18-55, pentaxc 50-200,pentax 50mm1.7,metz flash bowens 500 and studio stuff
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