• Building on the achievements of the EX and Stellar ranges introduced in 2005, the new EXD200 offers full digital control, together with cutting edge features at an affordable price. The new EXD200 system is set to be showcased at Focus on Imaging at the end of February. Availability is expected in April.
• The EXD200 is lightweight and stylish yet very robust, and it is designed specifically for 21st century photographers on the move. The 5 volts Sync voltage makes them highly suitable for use with all current digital and film cameras.
• Touch pad controls allow the desired power levels and functions to be quickly set. The EXD can also overcome the problem caused by cameras that send out a pre flash before exposure, a simple press of the key pad tells the EXD to ignore any pre flash. Accurate power adjustment in one tenth of an f-stop increments over a 5 f-stop range and a high guide number of 45 ensure the exact amount of light required.
A built in Infra-red slave cell allows freedom in the studio when used with the optional Interfit IRX transmitter.
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Nice Digital Flash Unit For the $$$
I use this flash to shoot interiors of houses. It works with the remote flashes in TTL mode, although The EXD is a manual flash(you set the flash output). The Pre flash from your shoemount flash can be ignored so the EXD will only fire when your dedicated TTL flashes fire. However so far with Nikon remote TTL sb 800/600 can only fire EXD 200 at 1/30 or slower and on rear synch set on camera. No huge deal just set all manual with Nikon flash and the exd and you can shoot above 1/30...OtherwiseView full Review
I use this flash to shoot interiors of houses. It works with the remote flashes in TTL mode, although The EXD is a manual flash(you set the flash output). The Pre flash from your shoemount flash can be ignored so the EXD will only fire when your dedicated TTL flashes fire. However so far with Nikon remote TTL sb 800/600 can only fire EXD 200 at 1/30 or slower and on rear synch set on camera. No huge deal just set all manual with Nikon flash and the exd and you can shoot above 1/30...Otherwise a great light weight medium powered flash for location work. Digital controls and readouts are a nice feature too and certainly the price is right...I bought two. Color temp is 5600 which is also good for portraits.
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I use them in a small studio for practice my photos.
Works great[...] the only thing I hate is having to build up the soft-box every time I put it up.
assembles rather quickly, instructions are a bit lacking,and the softbox isn't taught, seems a bit flimsy. other than that the assembly was fine, the stands may be less than sturdy, time will tell. im using these with the interfit infrared trigger, they fire well, but have a limited range,you have to be in a certain area to fire them. I may switch to a radio trigger soon, i suspect this will give me better range. I literally just unpacked them and tested them, I have 5 shoots this week, so i should know quickly how well these really work. excellent value.
I bought this kit as an alternative to renting higher quality lights for a series of shoots for personal work, and I'm very glad I did so to have these lights handy at all times. I typically shoot table top or in my very small studio and was getting by quite well with a few SB600s which are triggered by on-camera flash in Nikon's Creative Lighting System. One of the major selling points of this kit for me was the fact that each head can be set to ignore up to 3 pre-flashes allowing flash heads to be used in tandem with the monolights. Light and super portable - good for smaller spaces. Only problems are that the lights do not always fire if the optical slave is obstructed or more than a short distance away from the light source, CLS compatibility can be glitchy upon set-up, and the bag that comes with the kit is not very good quality (my zipper splits now and then but I do have the bag filled to capacity with other equipment and accessories). Though annoying issues, they are not a major enough to deter from purchasing.
Great kit for the money. I'm an occasional portrait photographer and this works out to be ideal. It has enough power to do good portraits, digital control on the back for fine control and replication of settings. Included are basic items you'll need: softbox and shoot through umbrella. Even better is that it packs away into a nice case - compact enough to be hidden away... and portable enough to travel. The case also nicely protects the lights when not in use.
This is my first attemp with portrait lighting. They were easy to set up and with a little experimentaion, I was able to make my protraits look much better.
I had two objectives: 1) to build a home studio; and 2) to be able to have transportable studio lighting. For me, this Interfit kit fit the bill. I bought one in May, 2009 and I liked the first kit so much that I bought a second kit so I could have a four-light studio. Interfit offers accessories for this kit like "shorty" light stands, snoots and barndoor baffles, too. The kit sets up quickly and work well, but the stands included are a bit wobbly if they are extended to maximum height, especially when the softbox is attached to the monolight head. Fortunately, you can purchase sturdier stands if required, such as the Adorama two-stand kit (LTSP10AC2). Also, if you want to use one of the heads for hairlights (as I've done), you'll need to get a stand with a boom arm. Again, Adorama offers one at a reasonable price. I also miss analog knobs for setting the intensity of the modelling and strobe lights, but I didn't find this detrimental once I figured out the digital read-out. All-in-all, I would recommend this as an entry-level studio lighting flash kit, and have suggested it to friends (with the afore-mentioned caveats).
I use this for small home studio portraiture. It was easy to set up and the flash units performed well. The stands in the kit were solid but construction lends me to believe they won't handle a lot of abuse. I also bought the barndoor kit and it performed well. This was my first exploration into studio lighting....what a blast! A solid value in an entry level, well featured, flash unit.
After only 20-25 hours of use I started to have problems. First, the sound indicator quit beeping. I thought that was minor. Then, I began to get intermittent firing of the lights. The light connected to the Sync cable would fire, but not the 2nd light. I feel like they are low quality and they only partially deliver. It's annoying because they work sometimes and every test I created to narrow the problem just created more uncertainty.
Great little light to use in studio, easy enough to use, digital display gives you exact value of F stop you want.... only thing is... model light too weak... recommend change to 100W