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01-18-2017, 08:05 PM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by Brooke Meyer Quote
This was my experience with the 603 II C Transceivers. Yongnuo RF-603 II reviews - Pentax Camera Accessory Review Database

I was mostly at fault but couldn't change the shoe pin layout so swapped for N version. Dealt with cable separately. Who knows, they may work for you. N version is is okay on K3II

Received the YN RF603 C II TXR`s and the fourth YN 560IV this evening. I am a button pusher so forget reading the operators manual.
Everything works great except that the 603 in receiver mode will only do camera trigger or flash trigger. I can toggle between TX and TXR on the remote and control one or the other. I need to find my old PC sync cable and play with it.
Main goal here is to remote trigger the camera and fire the YN-560TX.
BTW. I can trigger the AF-540FGZ while on the 603, when I slide it about 1/8" out from the mount. There is an audible click when one of the offending pins disengage. I lock it there, good to go.

Sorry OP. Not meaning to distract from your original question.

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01-18-2017, 08:11 PM   #47

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Just the fact that I can't eliminate the available light at 1/180s. I did a small workshop with someone local, and they were using HSS. So without the flash, the picture was completely dark, but then having added the flash, the final result was a dramatic looking portrait. The effect was similar, to the image I have uploaded, but I did that with a 20" softbox and a black drop pinned to the wall. I guess that's how I'll have to work around it, and I suppose that isn't so bad.
Do you have a Neutral Density filter? This is the cheapo way to kill off the ambient when you're at the x-sync limit (also assuming your iso is already set to the minimum and your aperture is stopped down as much as far as you're willing to go). This knocks back both the ambient light and the flash, so only works if you can crank up the flash power to compensate (or add more flash units or move them closer to your subject), but it is an option to keep in mind.

It looks like you're off to a good start, enjoy your new equipment and all the fun creative options it will open!
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You don't need HSS for drama aka Low key and High Contrast
Indoors or outdoors, if you stop down about 3 stops past ambient at 1/180 sec. its pretty dark. The only light the camera will record is light from flash or mono light that is reflected back by an object.
If there's nothing to bounce it back from, it will be dark. If the subject is near and background far, the Inverse Square Law will make the subject light and the background dark.

You also have to block light from where you don't want it, which is what flags and grids and snoot do. It's how you keep light off a background that's near.

I wrote a blog post last Spring with some examples, done outdoors in afternoon light, no HSS Light Properties

Also, here's a post from my main blog with an example in studio The Border of Neverland . The flash is a little battery powered Morris dome flash and the PT-04 trigger was in her inside sleeve. I washed the background with a gridded mono light to give it atmosphere, no 100% black. From a Senior Portrait Session.

One last example is here Playing by Ear . Key is a gridded mono light on his face, fill is another mono light in a big diffused umbrella facing him and the back wash, meant to emulate a stage spot is a YN560II, flagged with a piece of black foam taped to it. Could have done it with 3 speed lights but I still would have a needed a grid, an umbrella and a flag.

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I have fully switched to using YN560IV and the YN560TX.
They cost $2-5 more than the YN560III and are worth it.
The ability to have radio triggering and wireless control of power, zoom, groupings puts many of the OEM flash to shame.

I use either an umbrella, softbox or octobox that takes small flashes (those ebay ones; a bit cheaper on Taobao in my case)

Taken with 3 YN560IV.
One in Octobox as the keylight
One on a barndoor to highlight the back
One onto the ceiling for fill.

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QuoteOriginally posted by pinholecam Quote
I have fully switched to using YN560IV and the YN560TX.
They work great together. "puts many of the OEM flash to shame" Yes they do.

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