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Modelling lights on my new kit...
Old 01-27-2006, 06:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everybody.

The big day, for me at least, finaly arrived where I went out and bought me my first newbie flash kit:

Interfit EX 150A KIT
(Earlier I got advice from you guys about this kit)

So far I am satisfied, been playing around with it most of the day, and already now, my previous alienation towards flash photography, is almost equal zero ;-)

But have one problem though:

The guy who sold me this kit, gave me a quick demonstration of the kit.
One thing he showed me was the modelling light, but now at home I can't seem to get it working.

In this kit, a "normal" lightbulb was also included, and my question is if modelling lights will only work with this bulb in the lamp, instead of the "flash bulbs"?

A bit overkill, but here is a picture of the flash from behind:



As you can see, not much options, and the button that the guy pressed was of course the one on the bottom right.
But now there is no effect...

You can argue that "Why don't you just change the bulb, and figure it out your self?", and I probably will, but I just need som basic info on this matter.

Should'nt you be able to get modelling lights from any bulb?

Thanks,
Tim.







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Re: Modelling lights on my new kit...
Old 01-27-2006, 07:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The modeling bulb will be different than the flash bulb (usually a tube). They work in different ways. Looks like the modeling bulb has two power settings. My first guess would be the modeling bulb is either not installed correctly, or was damaged during transport home.

Other than that, I'm not familliar with this particular light, so I can't help any more than that.
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Re: Modelling lights on my new kit...
Old 01-27-2006, 07:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ehh....
As I read your post, I just realized that there can sit 2 bulbs in a lamp... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
(thought that maybe it was the flashbulb that could light up, as modellight, but yes, it's another "regular" bulb that does the job)
As I said... newbie...

I will just go ahead and screw it in ;-)

I should have modelling lights in both lamps, right?

Thanks for pointing out my lacking ability to see whats right under my nose,
Tim.
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Old 01-27-2006, 08:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I should have modelling lights in both lamps, right?

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If you mean in both strobes (flash units), yes. The modelling lights give you a bit of an idea what the light is going to look like in the photo.

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Old 01-27-2006, 08:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thank you both...

I will continue into the adventures of flash photography right away ;-)

Cheers,
Tim.
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Old 01-28-2006, 02:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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No big deal. Someone who is new to using flash units wouldn't know that the modeling light and flash tube are usually two different things.

Have fun with them. Show us some results.
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