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chunky

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A few from Ogof ffynnon ddu from this weekend.

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Main Stream

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Picadilly waterfall

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Marble showers
 

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Excellent cracked mud in Hanger Passage, Dan-yr-Ogof.
Three flash guns, EOS 650D, 10mm, f5.6, ISO 200
 

chunky

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Although not a regular caver, our Club Chairman Ian proves at 72 he's still got what it takes on a tougher than expected trip due to Co2 levels in Manor Farm this weekend. Well done matey, a pleasure caving with you  (y)

Curtain Chamber
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chunky

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Always wanted to have a try at a shot in HOTMK, so took advantage of being asked to lead a trip in Craig a Ffynnon yesterday with the caveat of having help with a few bags of camera gear  ;)

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Cavematt

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Such a great shot of HOTMK. This is an extremely difficult chamber to capture in one photo while demonstrating its vastness and scale... and to get the lighting right too. Super!
 

chunky

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Cavematt said:
Such a great shot of HOTMK. This is an extremely difficult chamber to capture in one photo while demonstrating its vastness and scale... and to get the lighting right too. Super!
Thanks Matt, 11mm lens and a lotta help along with 8 x godox ad200's [emoji106]

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JoshW

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chunky said:
Cavematt said:
Such a great shot of HOTMK. This is an extremely difficult chamber to capture in one photo while demonstrating its vastness and scale... and to get the lighting right too. Super!
Thanks Matt, 11mm lens and a lotta help along with 8 x godox ad200's [emoji106]

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Ooh godox ad200s, I have questions! If you?re about in the dales over the winter and need a flash monkey I?ll happily help, through pure selfishness of wanting to play. Do they fit into a Daren drum? Do you find the fresnel or bare bulb head more useful? How are the power levels for lighting big places with ambient light? Battery life decent? Build quality cave proof?
 

chunky

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JoshW said:
chunky said:
Cavematt said:
Such a great shot of HOTMK. This is an extremely difficult chamber to capture in one photo while demonstrating its vastness and scale... and to get the lighting right too. Super!
Thanks Matt, 11mm lens and a lotta help along with 8 x godox ad200's [emoji106]

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Ooh godox ad200s, I have questions! If you?re about in the dales over the winter and need a flash monkey I?ll happily help, through pure selfishness of wanting to play. Do they fit into a Daren drum? Do you find the fresnel or bare bulb head more useful? How are the power levels for lighting big places with ambient light? Battery life decent? Build quality cave proof?
Hey Josh,

They're the muts nuts mate. About 3 x more powerful than a yongnuo. Controllable output from camera.
Rechargeable battery gives 100 full power flashs.
The bulb head is my favourite and for space use tin foil reflector
The Fresnel is set 35mm, I use this head for precision lighting, like if you want to give a bit of fill light on the model etc. The HOTMK shot I used a fresnel head to light the formations in the ceiling.
Build quality is good, though not designed for caves and they really don't like moisture so I've had to repair a few because of humidity abroad.

Biggest issue is cost, they're around 250 each, though yongnuo are just bringing out a copy at 160 so I'll be interested to see how they compare.

I'll give you a shout when in your neck of the woods, or if you're heading down south let me know dates. I'll be about over the August bank holiday.

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JoshW

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chunky said:
JoshW said:
chunky said:
Cavematt said:
Such a great shot of HOTMK. This is an extremely difficult chamber to capture in one photo while demonstrating its vastness and scale... and to get the lighting right too. Super!
Thanks Matt, 11mm lens and a lotta help along with 8 x godox ad200's [emoji106]

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Ooh godox ad200s, I have questions! If you?re about in the dales over the winter and need a flash monkey I?ll happily help, through pure selfishness of wanting to play. Do they fit into a Daren drum? Do you find the fresnel or bare bulb head more useful? How are the power levels for lighting big places with ambient light? Battery life decent? Build quality cave proof?
Hey Josh,

They're the muts nuts mate. About 3 x more powerful than a yongnuo. Controllable output from camera.
Rechargeable battery gives 100 full power flashs.
The bulb head is my favourite and for space use tin foil reflector
The Fresnel is set 35mm, I use this head for precision lighting, like if you want to give a bit of fill light on the model etc. The HOTMK shot I used a fresnel head to light the formations in the ceiling.
Build quality is good, though not designed for caves and they really don't like moisture so I've had to repair a few because of humidity abroad.

Biggest issue is cost, they're around 250 each, though yongnuo are just bringing out a copy at 160 so I'll be interested to see how they compare.

I'll give you a shout when in your neck of the woods, or if you're heading down south let me know dates. I'll be about over the August bank holiday.

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I?m using godox tt600s, and they have done alright with the humidity out in Vietnam this year, back in Yorkshire for November and December. Assuming with 8 they?re in a pelicase rather than Darren drums?
 

chunky

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I?m using godox tt600s, and they have done alright with the humidity out in Vietnam this year, back in Yorkshire for November and December. Assuming with 8 they?re in a pelicase rather than Darren drums?

Hey Josh. Yeah they're similar to the youngnuo 560IV I use. Trouble is they just aren't powerful enough for the bigger chambers. I've now also got used to having the extra power on smaller shots which allows far lower ISO and tighter aperture which gives better DOF and less noise, so I tend to prefer them. The smaller flash units still come with me if the cave is particularly muddy and wet.

With regard to carrying, the AD200's are quite bulky and heavy. I now carry a Peli 1400 with DSLR and 3 AD200's with bulb heads as standard. This will shoot all but the bigger shots. I can fit in 5 x 560IV youngnuo's in the same case, but the sheer power of the AD200's out weighs the extra 2 flash units in my opinion.

When doing larger shots you can fit 4 x AD200's in a standard daren drum. My DSLR and lens is too big to fit in a daren drum, so on bigger shots I tend to carry both the Peli case and one or two drums. Abroad where you don't need to crawl I'll often use a 15ltr daren drum and put it all in drums but it's just not practical for UK stuff.
 
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