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Thread started 30 May 2011 (Monday) 09:34
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Hello guys and gals. I am not a very good photographer, but after reading this thread I decided to put together a little comparison sheet of flash/external combinations. I hope you find it helpful, though please pardon the ugly compression =D

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Where can I buy me one of those "ceiling fan lights"? And does it come with a softbox?

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ootsk wrote in post #12538361external link
Where can I buy me one of those "ceiling fan lights"? And does it come with a softbox?

=P

Its just my bulbs--they have a nice light. My fan has three GE5M814C, which are 5000k. These are the 120v 14w models, and I don't know what their filament equivalents are...probably 75-100w.

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bananapie thanks for the effort - a question, did you use manual flash or ETTL?

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Manual flash, the YN-560. I'm completely new at using it so if you have any pointers for me I'd love to listen. =)

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bananapie, pard the newb question but was the umbrella shoot through or reflected?

Jun 05, 2011 22:58

a little bit of this, a little bit of that

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You're right, I forgot to specify--but it was a 5 dollar shoot-through I got off Amazon.

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Bananapie wrote in post #12540745external link
Manual flash, the YN-560. I'm completely new at using it so if you have any pointers for me I'd love to listen. =)

One of the problems with using Manual flash is that the power output is the same in each shot, but because the light is travelling different distances and through different mediums, the quantity of light hitting the subject is different.

To compare light quality, you will need to equalise light quantity first, otherwise our perceptions are wildly distorted

ETTL, with adjustments after each shot will help you equalise the light quantity, so that comparisons about quality can be meaningful

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If comparing quality of light is the intent then forget about TTL.

Work in manual mode and make sure the exposure is the same. If you don't have a meter then it's kind of difficult because TTL won't give you the same results with different modifiers and it's not consistent enough to evaluate quality of light.

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