Photo Tips Go Now
Glamour, Beauty, Nude, Models, Photographers

*    |  Register  


 
Go Back   Garage Glamour™ > Garage Glamour™ Main Forums > Tech Talk Forum
 

Tech Talk Forum Photography & Technical Related Only!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Lighting systems
Old 01-19-2005, 03:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Member GG#: 40791
Location: grovetown
Posts: 15
Comments: 0

shooter01 is offline IP: 68.117.193.104
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Are any of you guys familiar with the Novatron D1500 series? Pros? Cons?
  View Public Profile Send a private message to shooter01 Find More Posts by shooter01
 
Re: Lighting systems
Old 01-19-2005, 04:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
Free Member

 
R_Fredrick_Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member GG#: 35872
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Posts: 3,660
Comments: 41

R_Fredrick_Smith is offline IP: 67.162.234.198
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Can't tell you anything about the current Novatron stuff, but I've been using the same Novatron power supply for almost 30 years and it still works perfectly after 100,000 plus shots. So they must build tough.
Cheers,
rfs
  View Public Profile Send a private message to R_Fredrick_Smith Visit R_Fredrick_Smith's homepage! Find More Posts by R_Fredrick_Smith
 
Re: Lighting systems
Old 01-19-2005, 05:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Member GG#: 40791
Location: grovetown
Posts: 15
Comments: 0

shooter01 is offline IP: 68.117.193.104
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

RFS...thanks for the feedback...I have looked at your portfolio several times in the past and really like it. Did you do this work with the Novatrons? Thanks for helping out!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
  View Public Profile Send a private message to shooter01 Find More Posts by shooter01
 
Re: Lighting systems
Old 01-19-2005, 06:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
Free Member

 
R_Fredrick_Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member GG#: 35872
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Posts: 3,660
Comments: 41

R_Fredrick_Smith is offline IP: 67.162.234.198
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

23 of my portfolio shots were made with Novatrons.
Cheers,
rfs
  View Public Profile Send a private message to R_Fredrick_Smith Visit R_Fredrick_Smith's homepage! Find More Posts by R_Fredrick_Smith
 
Re: Lighting systems
Old 01-19-2005, 06:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer

 
n5wd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Member GG#: 37369
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 636
Comments: 0

n5wd is offline IP: 68.113.203.221
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Jim,

I have a D1500 system at my studio. I'll be glad to tell you what I can.

Wayne
  View Public Profile Send a private message to n5wd Visit n5wd's homepage! Find More Posts by n5wd
 
Re: Lighting systems
Old 01-19-2005, 08:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
Pro Shooter

 
jimmyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Member GG#: 38375
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 4,078
Comments: 2

jimmyd is offline IP: 68.169.237.124
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

i've got a pair of novatron m300s which i'm quite happy with if that helps at all, which it probly don't. but they have been quite reliable.
  View Public Profile Send a private message to jimmyd Visit jimmyd's homepage! Find More Posts by jimmyd
 
Re: Lighting systems
Old 01-20-2005, 01:56 AM   #7 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Member GG#: 40791
Location: grovetown
Posts: 15
Comments: 0

shooter01 is offline IP: 68.117.193.104
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Thanks a ton guys for the support. All of you have great portfolios!!!! I am looking to go wireless if possible with the novatron d1500 kit and a nikon d70. What are my options and how do I set it up. I have been previosly using a bronica etrs and a synch cord. Thanks so much for the help!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
  View Public Profile Send a private message to shooter01 Find More Posts by shooter01
 
Re: Lighting systems
Old 01-20-2005, 02:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member GG#: 36117
Location: Hiram
Posts: 141
Comments: 0

C_J_Samples is offline IP: 69.241.0.124
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Pocket wizard kit from Jason or B&H. Just got mine a week ago and I love them.


Chris Graphic Images
  View Public Profile Send a private message to C_J_Samples Visit C_J_Samples's homepage! Find More Posts by C_J_Samples
 
Re: Lighting systems
Old 01-20-2005, 08:21 AM   #9 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer

 
craigh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Member GG#: 36300
Location: Fort Myers
Posts: 155
Comments: 0

craigh is offline IP: 68.201.18.205
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I'm going to probably get slammed for this, but here goes anyway:

When I was shooting commercially 12 years ago, Novatrons were the joke of the industry. We used to call them Nova-bombs. They were plastic heads, and had the worst color balancing to the point that I wouldn't have recomended shooting anything other than B&W. Now, they have probably come a long way, and I can't speak to thier quality in the year 2005. But please check out some other systems such as speedotron, norman, and others. Speedotron also makes a "brown" line if price is and issue (and I dare say that it is if you are asking about Novatrons). I would not waste my money on the "hip" newer systems by makers such as profoto and Broncolor. They have thier advantages such as short burst times, but for good ole' reliable juice, there are more cost effective systems. Now for all of you that have Novatrons, don't get your panties all twisted in a knot. I have already said I don't know about the newer Novatron equipment. He should just check out the other stuff. Sometimes a small increase in investment has exponential returns.

-Craig
  View Public Profile Send a private message to craigh Visit craigh's homepage! Find More Posts by craigh
 
Re: Lighting systems
Old 01-20-2005, 10:50 AM   #10 (permalink)
Free Member

 
R_Fredrick_Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member GG#: 35872
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Posts: 3,660
Comments: 41

R_Fredrick_Smith is offline IP: 67.162.234.198
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I use an old set of Novatron heads and a power pack that I've had for over 25 years. They are very durable and everything still works. I have had light stands fall over and the heads still survived. I have always found the color balance to be right. People tend to make jokes about other products than the ones they own (often to justify their ownership of said products and the much higher price they paid). I found the Novatron setup that I have to be a real work horse. I'm sure there will be many different opinions. I have tried other systems and have found many bad systems and much poor design. So you can always find bad stuff or even bad examples of good stuff.
Cheers,
rfs
  View Public Profile Send a private message to R_Fredrick_Smith Visit R_Fredrick_Smith's homepage! Find More Posts by R_Fredrick_Smith
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Glam lighting vs: Portrait lighting? nakins Tech Talk Forum 5 11-28-2006 11:53 AM
Minimum Strobes/Monolights power needed? RHWeiner Main Community Forum 11 11-27-2006 03:09 PM
Lighting Rail Systems... photoTexas Tech Talk Forum 4 09-09-2005 04:18 AM
Not much chatter about Photogenic Lighting Systems these days? **DONOTDELETE** Tech Talk Forum 5 08-28-2005 03:54 PM
Studio Lighting LarryDehring Tech Talk Forum 2 02-15-2005 11:22 AM

Sponsors


New To Site? Need Help? Photographer & Model Links
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:08 PM.

© 1999-2017 Garage Glamour™




Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93