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Old 8th of February 2003 (Sat)   #1
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Default Studio lighting advice for a amateur

I want to purchase a studio lighting system to use with my D60. I am looking at this system

http://www.bkaphoto.com/index.cgi?se...=6995140.30328

I am a Amatuer , and I realize that I could get a cheaper "home" system to learn with but I read on this forum buy cheap and you will buy it twice.

So, my question is how does the type of system connect to the D60 ? I have a 550 EX and I understand how it can use other Canon flashes as a slave but this is a whole different animal.

I want the system for portraits.
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Old 8th of February 2003 (Sat)   #2
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Default Re: Studio lighting advice for a amateur

The D60 is so flexible that just about any reasonable strobe setup will work fine. I found using small 110 WS strobes with larger size (45 inches) umbrellas can do the job just fine with very little investment. My favorite setup is three strobe units; two in front at angles that set the mode and shadow depth and one hair-light usually with a honeycomb filter. More importantly select the correct lens for quality and perspective. I found the 28-70 2.8 L and 70-200 2.8 L work best for portrait work (28-70 at the 65-70 end). I have examples on my web site that were done in my garage studio with several variations of studio lighting setups. Have fun!

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Old 9th of February 2003 (Sun)   #3
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Default Re: Studio lighting advice for a amateur

Thanks , for the info. BTW How does the D60 control the strobes ? Is a shoe attachment or thru the PC terminal ?
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Old 9th of February 2003 (Sun)   #4
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I have a really good Britek set up I will sell for a great price. It comes with everything you need to get started without breaking the bank. I bought it all in September and used it three times. Does not lack a powerful punch when it comes to lighting your subject.
In interested e-mail me.
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Old 9th of February 2003 (Sun)   #5
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Thanks , for the info. BTW How does the D60 control the strobes ? Is a shoe attachment or thru the PC terminal ?
Good question. The PC sync connector on the D60 is my preferred method because the cables are out my way. But, you must be careful with maximum trigger voltages. The D60 like most modern digital cameras can tolerate a maximum trigger voltage of approximately 6volts. It can work with higher voltages but will ‘stress’ the internal circuit design. I have tested all my strobe lights and actually sent one system (an older Novatron VR 400) back for modification. Another method is to use what is called “safe sync” adaptors on the hotshoe. Many manufactures make these so-called adaptors. And, there are many other methods from IR to wireless radio transceivers. But for me in the studio, the old PC sync connector is the easiest and by far the least expensive.
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I've been using my D60 and 550ex with a Photek umbrella/softbox. The flash mounts on a light stand and is pointed into the umbrella with the light coming out of the umbrella diffused by a removable defuser cover. I control the flash with a Canon Wireless transmitter ST-E2. It is a nice set up but you need to be careful when using a D60 with a 550ex as the camera's meter tends to under expose.
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Default Re: Studio lighting advice for a amateur

If you can't run to studio lights, try this web site if you havn't already it's a great site for using single or multiple small flash units to achieve pro studio like results.

www.strobist.blogspot.com
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Default Re: Studio lighting advice for a amateur

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If you can't run to studio lights, try this web site if you havn't already it's a great site for using single or multiple small flash units to achieve pro studio like results.

www.strobist.blogspot.com
Ummm...you do realize this thread was last posted to over 6 1/2 years ago, right?
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Oops, Ah well better late than never, I was just surfing a few threads at work in between work interupting me and didn't look at the date.
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ROFL

Was stroboist around then?
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Wow. This has to be the oldest thread resurrection I've seen yet How did you find it?
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