View Full Version : To stroboframe or not to stroboframe.
7th of October 2008 (Tue), 07:56
So i have another event coming up soon down in Tampa. It's a 3 day event 7-13 hr days. All I am doing is taking photos of people, at the event. My question is should I just get an ST-E2 transmitter or should i get a frame? I kind of feel like the frame would not get used very often after the event, and I will be using my camera for a long period of time each day and it might be a little cumbersome. Any one have any input?
7th of October 2008 (Tue), 19:28
any input would be greatly appreciated
7th of October 2008 (Tue), 19:37
What would you be doing with the ST-E2? Are you taking candids or posed pictures?
Kind of a confusing post.
7th of October 2008 (Tue), 23:20
sorry for the confusion, not sure how though, it seems pretty straight forward. Anyways i would be using the ST-E2 to get my flash off camera so that there is no shadow, and yes they would be pretty much candid. I'm just not sure if I want to be lugging around a 40D w/ a grip 24-70L and a frame with flash for that long. It might be a little on the heavy side, and im not sure if it's worth the money.
7th of October 2008 (Tue), 23:30
If you use the ST-E2, where will you have the flash? Please don't just say "off-camera". Are you simply going to hold it in your hand? Have your subject hold it while you take the picture? Tape it to your head or shoe? Will you have it on a stand in the corner of the room? How big of a room?
I'm just trying to figure out why your options are bracket or an ST-E2. They are two tools used for completely different purposes. The bracket gets the flash further away from the lens and allows you to keep it above the lens while shooting in portrait orientation while the ST-E2 allows you to fire the flash remotely while retaining ETTL and not having a cord attached to the flash. The ST-E2 has limitations when used in less than ideal situations.
I suspect the ST-E2 will be completely useless and bouncing your flash or using a bracket are your best options, but without knowing what kind of event this is and how big of an area/room or where your flash will be placed it is impossible to give any constructive advice.
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