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Zeus Ringflash Question
Old 11-24-2007, 04:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Guys,

I have seen that at least a few of you are using the new Zeus ringflash, my question is on portable power for them. I was thinking I could use the $300 Vaga battery pack, but Alienbee says you have to buy the $600 Zeus power pack. Anyone else have any portable power ideas?

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Re: Zeus Ringflash Question
Old 11-24-2007, 04:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you check this link:

http://www.paulcbuff.com/manuals/VIIManual.pdf

You'll see a chart in the PDF file that shows the use of all the AB units as well as the Zeus units using the Vagabond II portable power unit. I suspect that the use of the Zeus will wear the battery out more quickly. Read the PDF caveats carefully and I'll think you'll see that point.

I don't see any reason you couldn't use the Vagabond II with the Zeus units, but you'll have long recycle times and 100 to 200 flashes. The implication of the PDF file is that it uses the full power each time, even if you have the head stopped down, but I'm not sure as the wording is a bit odd.

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Re: Zeus Ringflash Question
Old 12-02-2007, 06:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am getting one of the ring flashes for my dynalite packs...when I get my taxes...You could maybe have FlashClinic in NYC wire one for the packs you use..
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