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V850 First Review.

I have received my Cheetah V850 flash. It is well built and is about the size and weight as a Nikon SB-900. The V850 has the same output as the SB-900. I used a calibrated Sekonic L-758DR set to iso 200, zoom set to 50 mm and 10 feet from flash to light meter. The V850 gave an f-stop of 14 and so did the SB-900 and SB-800. Build quality is as good as or better than the SB-900. It is a totally manual flash and so you adjust the flash power rather than the flash or camera doing it for you. There are several key features with the V850. First, it uses a Li ion battery with a capacity to give over 600 full power flashes on a single charge. The V850 kit includes a battery charger for the V850. The Li battery is removable and replaceable. Also the recycle time between full power flashes is 1.5 seconds. No battery pack is required as is needed for the SB-900 to achieve high number of flashes and fast recycle time. The second key feature is you can change the power of the flash wirelessly by using the  Cheetah transmitter and receiver. You can also trigger the flash with the transmitter and receiver. This makes it very convenient to adjust and measure V850 output when you are using a flash...

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Cheetah Light Sample shots

Special thanks to Hiram Trillo for these shots. We use the following: Cheetah Light CL-180 Cheetah lithium Battery Pack L4500 Cheetah Light Remote Set Celles II CheethSync and also Cheetah Optional Light Modifier   This photo is taken with Cheetah Light CL-180 with 12″ Aluminum beauty dish and the Cells II transceiver (coming soon), which enables you to CheetahSync up to 1/8000 sec.     Photo taken with 2 Cheetah Light CL-180. Main light on the right use1 19″ Octa softbox  On the left use 5″ standard reflector with Honey Comb grid as a kicker light..     This photo is taken with the Cheetah Light CL-180 with the 19″ Octa softbox from the left as a kicker light.     This blue hair light is achieved by using the 60 degree Honey Comb grid with blue gel. The main light on the top left is using the CL-180 with Cheetah Speed Pro Bracket MKII and 36″ Octa softbox.   CLICK HERE to see on location shoot video with Cheetah Light CL-180.   See other info:        ...

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We will be at the 2013 WPPI

See us at booth #1603 Arlington Camera Inc. We are excited to show the new Cheetah Light. Edward Tang will be there on March 11 and March 12, from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. We hope to see you...

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