Comparing PCB strobes.

Q: COULD YOU COMPARE THE ALIEN BEE B1600 STROBE AND THE EINSTEIN? I’VE SEEN THE 1600 ON A COUPLE OF YOUR STARTUP GEAR LISTS OVER THE EINSTEIN. I ASSUME THIS IS A VALUE DECISION IN ORDER TO PUT THE ADDITIONAL $140 TOWARD A VAGABOND MINI, 85MM F1.8 LENS OR SOMETHING ELSE, BUT IN YOUR EXPERIENCE WHAT DOES THAT EXTRA $140 GET YOU, AND IS THE EINSTEIN WORTH CONSIDERING OVER THE LONG HAUL?

A: The Einstein is a great upgrade from the 1600 for a few reasons. One is for the faster flash duration. The 1600 is slow so I usually lose 2/3 of a stop in sync speed to catch it. The Einstein allows me to go to full sync speed of whatever camera I’m using. It also has a color mode that gives a more consistent color from shot to shot and ...

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