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Apr 27, 2010 19:44 |  #16

dmo580 wrote in post #10078525 (external link)
Yeah flash. You got a good set of lenses there. A lot of people get in the bad habit of trying to get faster lenses to avoid flash.

That describes me to a T.

But it's hard indoors. 2.8 only gets you so far, so people sacrifice DOF and some motion blur and ISO to deliver you pictures, but honestly, a flash would've solved it all.

Got the flash. Now just have to learn how to use it.


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Apr 28, 2010 17:32 |  #17

Thanks for the help, all. I am looking at buying a speedlite 430Ex and either renting or buying a 50mm 1.4.




  
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Apr 29, 2010 13:58 |  #18

Flash that will swivel and bounce. Even if it is one of the YN or vivitar manual flashes.



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Apr 29, 2010 14:04 as a reply to  @ HoosierJoe's post |  #19

i was toying over a flash or more of a studio type kit etc for a while then the other weekend i bought a 430exii :) only used it a couple of times - only for practice too of the kids etc but what a difference it makes!!!
really looking forward to getting more use out of it & a set of 10M leads came for it yesterday for off camera stuff.
i went for the 430ex because it's still e-ttl & has high sync plus the usual manual, bounce, swivel etc & at a later date i could add the dearer 530ex as a master.


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Apr 29, 2010 14:08 |  #20

I think Steve Jobs would choose the lens.


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Apr 29, 2010 18:20 |  #21

I was in the same position and just bought myself a 430EX I, it should be arriving in the next couple of hours :).


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Apr 29, 2010 19:49 |  #22

dmo580 wrote in post #10078525 (external link)
Yeah flash. You got a good set of lenses there. A lot of people get in the bad habit of trying to get faster lenses to avoid flash. But it's hard indoors. 2.8 only gets you so far, so people sacrifice DOF and some motion blur and ISO to deliver you pictures, but honestly, a flash would've solved it all.

This was my mistake too. For every lens I have in my kit, i wish i had purchased lighting instead. Get the flash, learn to bounce it, then take it off camera.


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Apr 29, 2010 20:32 |  #23

The strobist motto is flash before L glass :D you can get a lot out of even a kit lens with the right light. Here are a few shost with one Alien Bees B800 and a reflector card, with the 18-55 IS

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Apr 29, 2010 20:57 |  #24

oh FFS, you're making me hungry! :)


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Apr 29, 2010 21:17 |  #25

50mm 1.8 and a flash.


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Apr 29, 2010 21:22 |  #26

Flash. I've been on cruises and if you want to take pictures inside the boat, a flash is a must. Or you could pick up a YN-467 ~100 and a 50mm 1.4 for ~325 used here.


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May 02, 2010 09:56 |  #27

Thanks to all for the advice. I got a 50 1.4 and the 430ex the other day. I have only taken a few pictures so far, but I am looking forward to taking some more this week.




  
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May 02, 2010 19:32 |  #28

nozlep wrote in post #10106480 (external link)
Thanks to all for the advice. I got a 50 1.4 and the 430ex the other day. I have only taken a few pictures so far, but I am looking forward to taking some more this week.

Congratz


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May 03, 2010 00:36 |  #29

Young_Werther wrote in post #10092718 (external link)
50mm 1.8 and a flash.

For awhile this was all I had a 50mm 1.8 and three flashes and I definately wouldn't give up flashes for lenses indoors.




  
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May 03, 2010 00:46 |  #30

flashes value is irreplaceable by any glass. Make sure you have at least one in your bag.



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