Check out the new Studio 3E layout. We always try to keep things fresh and exciting with over 18 unique shooting setups/areas.
Some sets/areas have moved while at the same time making space available for new setups. If you have never had a session at Studio 3E, you have no idea what you have been missing.
5500 square feet of photographic playground!
The new Studio 3E layout -
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The PowerGenix batteries suffered significant cell failures in a very short period of time. Everytime I went to use a supposedly good and charged set, they would fail. Of course they would fail she I really needed them… like when shooting an event. Typically 1 battery would fail out of a set of 4 rendering a speed light useless. After a few months of struggling with the failing units, I completely switch over to Eneloops. My switch was about 6-8 months ago and I have never looked back since! They perform how I need them, when I need them.
As a note, I contacted PowerGenix regarding the failing cells. Apparently the were issues with this generation of the batteries and they very willingly offered me a credit via Amazon.com (where I had purchased the batteries). I ended up throwing the batteries away as it was not really worth my time to go through the return process. All in all, the Eneloops have won out over the PwerGenix.
We have been receiving a lot of inquiries regarding gear recommendations. Hopefully this new section will be of assistance. The Gear area is broken up into the following sections:
- Soft Boxes
Each items has Pros & Cons listed. We’ll add additional sections as the gear recommendations grows. Is there a piece of gear that you absolutely love and we don’t have it listed? So it ain’t so! Drop us a line and tell us about it so we can get it added.
Click here for the new gear section.
Out of concern, today I tested each AA cell with a multimeter and believe I found the issue. One or more of the cells (AA) in my sets read very low power levels (under .5 volt) while the other cells in the set were much higher (up to 1.8 volts). I regrouped all of my AA cells based on their current power level. From there ran a set of 4 AA PowerGenix through a charge cycle and then tested the voltage. The resulting reading showed that all 4 cells were at 1.8 volts. Next I had to put them to the test. For this, I used a Canon 550EX speedlite. The speedlite was not connected to a camera and the pilot button was used for firing. The flash fired as designed by Canon and cycled very quickly (3 seconds between bursts). This result held constant to the point where I was concerned about the flash unit overheating. As a note, the fact that when functioning properly, the PowerGenix batteries will cycle a flash so quickly that you can run the risk of frying it.
Today Studio 3E launches the new Web site and has big plans for the site. Make sure to especially stop by the Forum. It has been setup specifically to support the Jacksonville and surrounding area photographic community by fostering open communication. Discuss upcoming events, technical aspects of the craft, equipment, etc. The Forum is free of charge and is provided by Studio 3E. Feel free to provide feedback on any aspect of the new site to email@example.com.