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Jul 30, 2008 12:13 |  #1

Hi, i have a 430ex and a nikon sb-24, does this setup seem like everything i need for strobist work? Need to find out how much money to save... thanks

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Jul 30, 2008 12:43 |  #2

Personally, I'd pickup another Nikon sb-24 and an optical slaves for each of those. Shoot with the 430ex on your camera as the flash trigger. This will eliminate any wires.

Next, get one of those inexpensive bracket/stand/umbrella kits on eBay for $50-60. This will get you shooting as a "strobist" quickly and inexpensively. If you like it, you can easily move up from there.

Here's my review of one of those ebay kits: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=394581. Frankly, I'm still shoting with that same kit and all my studio portraits were shot with it: www.KLYNAM.com (external link)

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Jul 30, 2008 21:19 |  #3

What are you looking to do with the lighting gear?

Studio only?

Or do you want to go mobile and use this in the field?

I have the bogen light stand (6'?) and the 8' LumoPro. I've used the Bogen a lot, the LumoPro sits in the box it came in (I've used it twice) because the darn this is too big for me to lug around.

I *wish* I'd gotten that super duper clamp in lieu of another light stand, lately I've just been setting my strobes down in various places and carefully aiming them.

My bag of elastic ties remains unused as well. I bought a tool bag at The Home Depot to fit my strobist gear in (sans the behemoth 8' lightstand) and use that. I still have room to set other gear and my monopod and tripod, makes for a great carrying bag.


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Jul 30, 2008 22:45 as a reply to  @ GSansoucie's post |  #4

im looking to do on location stuff at beaches and parks mostly


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Jul 31, 2008 00:23 |  #5

Where shopping?


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Jul 31, 2008 00:25 |  #6

for radio triggers:
http://www.alienbees.c​om/cybersync.html (external link)

everything else:
http://www.mpex.com/in​dex.htm (external link)


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Jul 31, 2008 09:40 |  #7

I pulled together a portable kit based on 3 Canon 580's, a couple Nikon SB24's, stands, clamps, etc, and it all fits in a small case. You might find something that helps in my blog entry on the kit. I detail whats in the kit, how its used, etc. You can access the entry here;

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