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Flash used at night time racing events
« on: August 14, 2012, 05:14:59 PM »
I recently attended the "Knoxville Nationals" which is the Superbowl of dirt Sprint Car auto racing.  I noted several photographers on the infield that were taking pictures of the cars as they came into and slid through the corners.  They appeared to be using DSLR's with a big bracket mounted flash of some type.  The flash had a large reflector on it, probably at least 12" in diameter.  Does anyone know what type of flash units that these guys are using?  There were probably at least a dozen photographers with them at different points around the track.  Thanks.
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Re: Flash used at night time racing events
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2012, 08:44:12 PM »
At a guess, Quantum or Metz or Canon/Nikon branded speedlites, possibly 2-3 of them on a single bracket with, as you said, the large reflector to concentrate all the light from them as much as possible.
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