September 17, 2014, 07:45:25 PM

Author Topic: small flash for catch light 5m to 20m  (Read 1380 times)

privatebydesign

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 2336
  • Ermintrude says "moo"
    • View Profile
Re: small flash for catch light 5m to 20m
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2014, 01:51:40 AM »
If all you want is to replace pop-up flash the 90 EX should work fine.  White Box at B-H is $60 if still available.  270 EX is more flexible as stated above and has 3x the power if you don't need a master function.  Both fit in a pocket - obviously larger pocket for 270EX.   BTW: was I the last person on earth to find out that you get the guide number in meters by dropping a zero from the model number of all current Canon flashes?  I.E.  90EX is guide number 9 in meters, 270EX is G.N. 27, 600EX-RT is 60, etc.

I've used both 90 and 270, 90 makes a nice master on 5D-II with 430 slaves.  Catch light at 20 meters?  Really?
That's awesome information... though going from a 580 exii to a 600 rt... I thinking... is that extra 6/7 feet really going to make the difference?

No, well maybe but only if you are using a 200mm lens with the flash on camera, the flash output is the same as the 580, same as the 550 too. It only gets a higher guide number because of the artificial way they measure it, the 600 zooms to 200mm.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2014, 01:58:38 AM by privatebydesign »
The best time to plant a tree is twenty-five years ago. The second best time is today.

canon rumors FORUM

Re: small flash for catch light 5m to 20m
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2014, 01:51:40 AM »

privatebydesign

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 2336
  • Ermintrude says "moo"
    • View Profile
Re: small flash for catch light 5m to 20m
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2014, 01:53:33 AM »
Catchlight... I read that phrase the other day... and in 6ish years of swimming around in the SLR pool, that was the first time I heard/read it.  So... is it a synonym for a speedlite?  I thought it might be like a light modifier... but that was a guess... and I'm thinking a wrong guess.

No, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catch_light
The best time to plant a tree is twenty-five years ago. The second best time is today.

sagittariansrock

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1365
    • View Profile
Re: small flash for catch light 5m to 20m
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2014, 02:06:09 AM »
Personally, I REALLY like having an articulating head. 

+1.
EOS 5DIII, EOS 5D | Rokinon 14mm f/2.8, TS-E 17mm f/4L, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, EF 35mm f/1.4L USM, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, EF 135mm f/2L USM, EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM, 1.4x III, 2x III | 600-EX-RT x3 | EOS M + EF-M 22mm f/2

canon rumors FORUM

Re: small flash for catch light 5m to 20m
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2014, 02:06:09 AM »