From Canon 380EX to Alien Bees and everything in between. Discussion on studio and incidental lighting.
This site has a great set of How-To articles on special lighting situations.
Like other camera manufacturers, Canon has developed a "system" of flash units that can be used with any of their current model camera bodies. Canon uses the brand name "Speedlite" for the family, and those designated with the suffix "EX" are compatible with one another, and the current EOS bodies....
I have Canon and Nikon cameras.
Do you think the Nikon version R2 flash unit (as master) will work with the Canon version R2 (as slave) and the Canon version R2 will work as master and the Nikon version R2 as slave?
Can I mix them up and still maintain radio wireless connection and HSS?
It there a softbox/umbrella-softbox solution for both photography and videography?
I would like to utilize the spftbox for photography and videography when needed. The umbrella-softbox/softbox need to be able to handle heat, of course!
What are my options?
Is there anybody who uses the Flashpoint Zoom TTL R2 for Canon or Nikon cameras?
How is its recycle time? Does the radio work properly?
Hod does it work? Any experience? I would like to use it for wedding photography.
Thanks for you input!
I would like to get a medium size portable softbox which I can use with my Canon flash and profoto strobe.
I have looked around. I like Photoflex Litedome and Wescott Apollo 28 a lot but the problem is that they only work with camera flashes but not with powerful strobes. At least...
Which one has shorter recycle time? The mecablitz 58 AF-2 or the Canon 580ex II?
I would like to use the flash for wedding photography.
I am trying out the Interfit EX150 strobe light kit from a friend of mine who has done nothing but rave about it. The thing I am a little confused about is, and I just need clarification on is how to sync it. I run a Nikon D200, and there is no infra red on it (hence why I can not use the ML-L3...
Thoughts, opinions.. different sites, different opinions..
I have the canon xti with the 430ex speedlight. I am thinking about buying the 580ex II and using it as a slave. Is this possible and what other equipment will I need to make it all work? What mount will I need to hold the flash? I am hoping it will be wireless.
Thanks for your help
I don't know if this is the wrong place for this... if so, feel free to move it.
Okay my question is, how can you get rid of that annoying shadow from the flash? In the below image, I just used the onboard flash because I was in the NICU... but I have gotten the same thing with my nikon one as...
So I have been thinking about getting into some studio lighting and portable lighting setups and was wondering what suggestions might be out there for quality lighting.
I found this and thought it looked like a pretty complete package... all I would have to add would be the portable battery....
So I am looking into purchasing a flash bracket for my camera. I run a D200 with a SB600 flash... I know absolutly nothing about flash brackets.. brand, type.. anything.. what is the best out there to purchase? which ones are not.
Any help would be great!
For any of you that have been contemplating radio slaves, you have to check out the new Pocket Wizards. They look pretty amazing. http://www.pocketwizard.com/
The Most Versatile PocketWizard Ever. The FlexTT5 Transceiver maximizes E-TTL II capability of Canon photographic equipment by greatly...
Well just gave santa my wish list, here's hoping I have been a good boy this year...
Interfit Photographic Stellar Halogen 1300 Watt, Two Head Pro Softbox Kit with Stands.
OK, here's the MacGyver flash bracket I threw together.
* Two mic bar (similar to this)
* 1 - 6" long 1/2" bolt
* 2 - 1/2" nuts
* 2 - 1/2" lock washers
* 2 - 1/2" flat washers
I was playing around last night with the lights and noticed I could catch the shutter if I went above 1/250" on my 5D... I also tried "Second Curtain" as well but with the same effect... so knowing my total lack of knowledge of lighting is there a way to *get past* the fastest shutter synch speed?
OK so its raining... and I decided to try and daisy chain the two lights using extension cords... with these lights its a viable way of doing it... and I have checked the wiring I created with a multimeter... theres no short across the pairs... but when I plug the two male ends into the lights......
OK so Tom has me really thinking about the lumedyne kit... and now it brings up a question I have always wondered but yet since I havent never used one it never really came up in conversation...
If you were flashing a night shot as you all have seen TomNanos do... or the night shots for...
Would two different strobe lights (different brands) work with a trigger or would I have to buy the same brand?
Wish I had some real studio lights to use one of these with.
Found this, looked useful: http://www.olympusdigitalschool.com/photo_lessons/Fine-Tune_Your_Lighting_with_LitePanels/index.html
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