Cinematographer with flash questions

1 year 8 months ago #696876 by geng94
I usually shoot stills as an hobby, but I'm having a photo shoot this weekend where I'd love to use a flash outdoors. But I don't know much about flashes at all and I'm having a difficult problem to solve.

I'm shooting on a Leica M6 TTL, but if I'm understanding this right then the TTL on those cameras aren't the same as modern TTL's. Also that it would only work on a Leica flash since the hot shoes apparently are proprietary. But the flash is going to go off if the flash flashes using the center connector on the hot shoe mount right? But then it would only go off at full power?
So I've been looking to rent either a Profoto B1 500W flash or an Elinchrom Quadra. And my plan is to bring my good old Canon 7D to use with the flash first for getting the exposure right, and then switching over to the Leica using the same camera exposure to get the shot.
Does this make any sense at all? Would it work or should I find another way? What am I supposed to look for here?


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1 year 8 months ago #696890 by Nikon Shooter

geng94 wrote: … then it would only go off at full power?


I'm using the Profoto system and their OCF on my Nikons, both
in studio and on location. The B1 may be trigger by the SR but
its output is control on the head when using the Air Sync on any
camera.

The Air Remote can wirelessly sync and control any Profoto light
(that has built-in Air) with any camera that has a hot shoe. Unlike
the AirTTL remotes, the Air Remote doesn’t provide TTL or HSS.

The AirTTL remotes are equipped with Profoto High-Speed Sync
(HSS), which allows you to use your flash at shutter speeds up to
1/8,000s. 

All have a range of a thousand feet.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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