February 18 2019
I recently used the Flashpoint eVOLV 200 Round Flash Head attached to an AD200 during a professional tango shoot. I like the modeling lamp in the head and find it brighter than the stock Fresnel head in the AD200. I used the light with a ‘voice activated light stand’ (a human) in this instance. Because the Argentine Tango dancers were moving freely a normal light stand just would not be the best tool for the job. Plus the room was filled with haze and the rays of light coming through the doorway made balancing light a challenge.
The quality of light produced by the Round Flash head is very very nice. I won’t ever hesitate to use it when it’s the right tool for the right job. And in this case it was.
You should try it with the Aputure fresnel head.
A little modification may be needed; As a source the Roundhead is too wide and a little too uneven for a small beam.
An extra diffuser plus a black ring to make the light surface of the RH smaller might be better.
Love your work btw, very inspiring.
Frank thanks so much for that suggestion. I too love the Aputure Fresnel Heads. I own two along with some other Fresnel tools:
My Mole Richardson large Fresnel lens spotlight:
I have found that using barn doors on both the Mole Richardson and the Aputure modifiers can allow me to limit the spread of light when needed. I personally love the light produced by a Fresnel. Thanks again for your kind words.
I recently bought two round heads for my ad200/evolv200 strobes along with the of the Godox accessory kits. Great tools. Just today I found your blog because I was searching for others that are using the Glow Wing Like modifiers. I am going to have to take a look at the Aputure Fresnel heads now. Thanks.
By the way, I did see a place to click so I could add you to my follow listings. Is there one?
Also, I would like to republish some of your blogs via a link on my website if that is okay with you. If not I understand.
What a great site you have.
Hi Elliot, I’m not sure about your statement “By the way, I did see a place to click so I could add you to my follow listings. Is there one?” You are welcome to link to my articles from your site, but not cutting and pasting my content ONTO your site. Thank you for asking.