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Combine LED Continuous Lighting With Speedlights

The LS200H is a hybrid lighting system designed to combine the continuous light of an included 32 Watt Led light source with a speedlight and direct it into an umbrella or softbox. A Rosco #3409 1/4 CTO or #3443 1/4 Straw filter is used to match the color temperature of the speedlight to the LED source.

The speedlight mounts onto a hot shoe that is pre-wired to a 1/8 inch mini plug. There is a mounting bracket with a 1/4-20 thumb screw to mount PocketWizard MultiMax or Plus III radio triggers. This eliminates the need for sync cables and permits the use of speedlights without PC sync connectors, such as Canon 430EXII or Nikon SB700.

The 14 mm wide panel should be in place on the Canon 600EX, 580EXII, 580EX, 430EXII or Nikon SB910, SB900, SB800, SB700 for better light distribution with umbrellas or softboxes.

Features:

  • The 32 Watt LED light source is equivalent to 300 Watt tungsten lamp.
  • The LED light source is adjustable from 20% to 100%. May be used as a modeling light for speedlight or as the only light source.
  • LED assemblies are mounted at an angle within the aluminum heat sink for wider light distribution within umbrellas and softboxes.
  • LED Color Rendering Index is greater than 80.
  • Speedlight mounts onto a hot shoe that is pre-wired to a 1/8 inch mini plug that is compatible with PocketWizard radio triggers, such as MultiMax or Plus III. A mounting bracket with 1/4-20 thumb screw provides mounting. No sync cable required.
  • Supports the use of PocketWizard Flex TT5 or Phottix Odin receivers for TTL operation.
  • Built-in umbrella mount supports umbrellas up to 7 ft. parabolic.
  • Quick Mount for optional speedrings for mounting softboxes.

Off Camera LED Light Source Only

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The above application shows the LS200H with a Lastolite #LL LS2462M2, 24 x24 inch softbox. The rear opening was cut to accommodate both the LED module and the speedlight. An X-rite Color Checker Digital SG is used for reference. Optional speedring SR201 was used to mount the softbox to the LS200H. Figure 1 was shot with an LS200H and a Westcott #4633 7 ft. parabolic umbrella as the key light, and a second LS200H with Lastolite #LL LS2462M2 softbox as the fill light. LED was the only source of light for both key and fill lights. Photo was taken with a Canon 5D Mk2 at ISO 800, f/6.3, 1/60 Sec. Key light was 5 ft. from subject and fill light 4 ft. Color temperature was set to 5300K. Photo was taken as a JPEG with "Standard" picture style.

Light Output (LED Only)

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Off Camera LED + Canon 580EXII

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The above application shows the LS200H with a Lastolite #LL LS2462M2, 24 x 24 inch softbox. The rear opening was cut to accommodate both the LED module and the speedlight. An X-rite Color Checker Digital SG was used for reference. Optional speedring SR201 was used to mount the softbox to the LS200H. Figure 2 was shot with an LS200H with a Westcott #4633, 7 ft.parabolic umbrella as the key light and a second LS200H with Lastolite #LL LS2462M2 softbox as the fill light. LED plus a Canon 580EXII set to 1/4 power was the source for both key and fill lights. Flash accounted for 90% of the light according to a Sekonic L-758dr exposure meter. Photo was taken with a Canon 5D Mk2 at ISO 800, f/20, 1/60 Sec. Key light was 5 ft. from subject and fill 4 ft. Color temperature 5300K. Photo was taken as a LPEG with "Standard" picture style.

Light Output (LED + Canon 580EXII @ full power)

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LS200H shown with (not included), Westcott #4633, 7 ft. parabolic umbrella, Canon 580EXII, PocketWizard Plus III. A 120 Volt AC to 24 Volt DC power supply is included.


LS100M Modular Camera Lighting System For On Camera & Off Camera Use

The LS100M is a modular camera lighting system for Canon or Nikon speedlights. You select the options you need to configure the system to suit your needs. The following illustrations highlight many of the possible configurations for on camera and off camera use. The system supports one or two speedlights on camera, for the ability to combine bounce flash with fill flash. For off camera use, the system supports umbrellas up to 7 ft.parabolic, as well as 5 ft. square,rectangle or octagonal softboxes using the optional light stand mount, umbrella mount and speedrings. The system supports the use of PocketWizard Flex TT5, Phottix Odin or RadioPopper PX receivers, providing TTL exposure for off camera applications.

On Camera Applications

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LS100M flash bracket with left mounting arm shown with 1) Optional SR20 speedring with Interfit STR125 octagonal softbox and 2) fiber optic link for Nikon SB-910,SB900 with optical pickup. In this application, the fiber optic link maintains IR communications between the camera mounted SB-900 operating as a "Master" flash and the bracket mounted SB-900 operating as a "Slave" flash. An adhesive backed mounting pad enables the pickup to be attached to the "Master" flash.

 

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Speedlight mounted on LS100M, no modifier, no bounce flash.

 

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Speedlight mounted on LS100M with Interfit STR125 Octobox mounted on included speedring, no bounce flash.

 

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Speedlight mounted on LS100M with Interfit STR125 Octobox with on camera flash directed at 8 foot ceiling. Ceiling Bounce/Fill Ratio: 1/1

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LS100M flash bracket with left mounting arm shown with 1) Optional SR20 speedring with Interfit STR125 octagonal softbox and 2) fiber optic link for Nikon SB-910,SB900 with optical pickup. In this application, the fiber optic link maintains IR communications between cameras that have built in flash that have speedlight command capability. Currently Nikon D800,D700, D300 series, D200, D90, D70, Canon &d, 60D and Rebel T3i support this function. An adhesive backed mounting pad enables the pickup to be attached to the on camera flash flash.

LS100M On Camera Features:

  • Combine bounce flash with fill flash for better on camera lighting.
  • Control the ratio of bounce flash to fill flash.
  • Combine the power of two speedlights for High Speed Sync applications.
  • A fiber optic link provides reliable communications between the on camera "Master" and the "Slave" flash under both indoor and outdorr applictions. There is no line of sight requirement.
  • An optional speedring with 4 fixed and 4 retractable rod mounting blocks to make the Interfit STR 125 Octobox assembly and mounting easier.
  • Can be handheld or mounted on a tripod using the 1/4-20 threaded insert.
  • No sync cords or off camera shoe cords required.

Off Camera Applications

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LS100M flash bracket with left mounting arm shown with 1) optional Light Stand Mount and 2) optional Umbrella Mount. The umbrella is a Westcott #4633 7 ft.silver parabolic. A PocketWizard Flex TT5 receiver mounted on the included cold shoe provides TTL communictions to the attached Nikon SB-900. Phottix Odin or RadioPopper PXreceivers may be used in place of the PocketWizard Flex TT5 receiver. Note that the speedlight is directed to the center of the parabolic umbrella paralel to the umbrella shaft.
 
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The above image illustrates light coverage within a Westcott 7 ft. silver parabolic umbrella with the 14 mm wide panel in place on the speedlight. Note that the umbrella is fully utilized. Exposure with Canon 600EX-RT, 580EX, 580EXII, Nikon SB-910, SB-900 at ISO 200 and at 10 ft. from the umbrella is f11+6/10.
 
 


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