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Whats the difference xcal 3 and sf3??? Help

Ok so I'm looking to buy a SCT flash and have seen both the xcal3 and the SF3 what is the difference if any?? They both claim to have the same canned tunes with same hp and tq ratings.....somebody help me out with this! Dont want to miss out on a great deal on the SF3 if its as good as the xcal3. Give me your input.

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SF3 is canned tunes only and X3 is custom tunes only thats the difference. the SF3 can be converted to an X3 if you decide to go with custom tuning in the future

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so how do i go about using the SF3 to do the custom tunes?? And what would the cost be to do something like this?? I'm I going to be better off in the long run to just buy the x3?? Thanks for the quick info!
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There is software on the SCT site that you download to convert the SF3 to the X3.. IMO i would just get the X3 and custom tuning right away you will be much happier

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Get the Xcal3. Even it you converted the other you would have to pay someone for custom tunes.

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Thanks for all the info, I do believe I will go ahead and just get the x3

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I just bought the SF3 dowloaded the normal SCT software off their site and added custom tunes. Very easy
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