Re: Too Much Studio Light ???
Can you explain a bit more? I am not familiar with the 5700.
I have two 802 packs and 4 M11 lights. I am usually working at about f/11 to f/16 with one M11 in a large softbox at 4 feet or so, ISO 100. Do you need to open up more than that? I know the digicams have huge depth of field.
Are you using the 802 at 1/4 power, i.e. about 200 watt/second in the M11?
If you were able to point one light out of your studio, or into a black background (so it wouldn't reflect), you could go to asymetrical power with 2 lights and get 50 watt/second in your primary light. That would bring you down two stops from 200 w/s, 4 stops from the full 800 w/s.