I know this sounds weird asking here, but does anyone have the ABR800? I've been really interested in it. I know I'm not going ot be getting it soon, but I'm looking into it for a little home studio in a few years so I don't have to worry much about a part time job.
How's it handle? Is it heavy on an entry-level camera? All that good stuff! I want to know!!
I know for sure it won't work on my camera without an adapter but I think continuous would be fine with me, and plus, I want an adapter anyway so I'll be able to work it.
What do you mean by 'Continuous is fine for me'? If you mean the modeling lights im the flash that run on AC power, you're completely wrong, let me explain why. They are 10 Watt Hour lights and there's eight of them. 10W/H=0.16Watts/Second*8=1.33Watts/Second with all your modeling lights, but you figure the flash tubes (2 of them) are 320Watt Seconds Combined.
Whats that mean, it means that using a flash is a lot brighter than continuous lights, and for continuous lights you will need a VERY slow shutter speed, and if its below about 1/30 (I bet it will be) than thats enough to have the person move and create blurring.
I don't believe the A200 has a PC sync port, and you need one for the ABR800, fortunately they sell Hot Shoe to PC sync adapters, here's one
made by Nikon it just slips on the hot shoe and has a PC sync port on it.
I don't think it would be to heavy, to be honest with you 2.5lbs isn't really a lot and it has a tripod mount on it, so I think it would be a great purchase.