Alien Bee 800

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by Johnboy2978, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. Johnboy2978

    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I got one of these last month and really am happy with the purchase. I makes quite a difference. My question is what would it's limit be considered in the size of a group that you could successfully use it alone with? It is more than adequate for 1-3 people, but that is as large a group as I have tried it with and then was only using about 1/8 power. So what would the upper limit be? Say I had a party of 8, would it be adequate for that?
     
  2. thebeginning

    thebeginning TPF Noob!

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    for large groups it's almost necessary to have two strobes so that you get even lighting. two sb800s (one on each side) could easily handle a very large group of people. It isn't a matter of power, it's a matter of light falloff. if you have a nice big reflector im pretty sure you could light a family of 5-8 with a single strobe. I wouldnt push it with more than that though.
     

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