September 05, 2015, 03:51:05 AM

Author Topic: Looking for some expert help with umbrellas and stands for speedlight 600  (Read 1006 times)

bigfatdaddyo

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I just ordered 2 600ex-rt and the st-e3-RC, I want to get some portable light stands and umbrellas and/or light boxes and a backlight flash seems crazy to have to get another 600 for this, I have no idea what to get, I have a 5D3 and a 1Dx and am just starting to get into flash photography.  I prefer not to buy twice, I would like it to be portable and durable and lightweight, any suggestions out there?

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For a background flash get anything with an optical trigger in it, some of the Yougnuo and lots of Nikon flashes do. This is the easiest solution, you know the background power so can set it and forget it and any make optical enabled flash will work.

For the stands get these http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/546705-REG/Manfrotto_420B_420B_Combi_Boom_Stand.html  some might think they are overkill but they are just about perfect for speedlite use and booming is so much better than stands.

For modifiers, I like Westcott Apollos and Lastolite Ezyboxes, but there are much cheaper copies available now. Umbrellas are not as controllable as softboxes.

As always budget plays a big roll, but the stands are a buy once use forever thing, even when you get bugger and smaller stands you will still use the 420B's.
Too often we lose sight of the fact that photography is about capturing light, if we have the ability to take control of that light then we grow exponentially as photographers. More often than not the image is not about lens speed, sensor size, MP's or AF, it is about the light.

bigfatdaddyo

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Awesome, great advice, thank you.

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