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    Re: J. Lane Dry Plates and Flash

    I just tried my first plate using strobe, and it worked fine. I had two Speedotron heads (2400ws not uv-coated with a 22" dish & 1200ws uv-coated with a 16" reflector and diffuser) about four feet from the subject at f11. The exposure looks spot on.

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    Good to know, as is the reminder about the non-uv heads. I really need to get some plate holders.
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    Re: J. Lane Dry Plates and Flash

    PM me with what you want.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter De Smidt View Post
    Good to know, as is the reminder about the non-uv heads. I really need to get some plate holders.
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    Re: J. Lane Dry Plates and Flash

    I tried it with a speedlight and umbrella and got f5.6 at 200 ISO, so I'm seven stops short of light with that setup. I'll try it without the umbrella, before bringing out the 640Ws monolights.

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    Re: J. Lane Dry Plates and Flash

    Quote Originally Posted by faberryman View Post
    I tried it with a speedlight and umbrella and got f5.6 at 200 ISO, so I'm seven stops short of light with that setup. I'll try it without the umbrella, before bringing out the 640Ws monolights.

    The little 4AA flash will never do it. I once tried with x2 Buff Bees B1600 and large soft boxes and didn't get enough light at portrait distance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter De Smidt View Post
    Good to know, as is the reminder about the non-uv heads...
    I am not convinced that the uv coating makes any significant difference. I have both coated and uncoated strobes, and have never been able to detect a difference with other color-blind or orthochromatic processes. That said, you are going to need at least 1200ws to use strobes at f5.6 at 2 ISO close to the subject with modest diffusion, and at least twice that to use umbrellas. My experience is that a beauty dish provides the greatest (and to my eye most pleasing) diffusion with the least amount of light loss.

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    Re: J. Lane Dry Plates and Flash

    Good to know, Jason. I've got about 10K ws available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter De Smidt View Post
    Good to know, Jason. I've got about 10K ws available.
    That should do it lol

    I’d add a stop speed for pre-batch 37 plates. Previous batches ran a bit slow (annoyingly).
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    Re: J. Lane Dry Plates and Flash

    Quote Originally Posted by Two23 View Post
    The little 4AA flash will never do it. I once tried with x2 Buff Bees B1600 and large soft boxes and didn't get enough light at portrait distance.
    This doesn't appear doable without making a significant equipment investment. Alien Bees B1600 are the most powerful flashes I have access too.

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