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Dec 18, 2009 12:47 |  #1

Okay, so I thought I was buying everything I needed. But I obviously did not. So please, someone help me figure out what else I need to get this setup working.

I have:
2x 580ex Speedlights
2x Impact 10' Air Cushion 4-section light stands
2x Steve Kaeser Umbrella Softboxes.

What else do I need to set this thing up, because as I'm looking at it right now, I missing something. Thanks for whatever help I receive.


Gear List: 30D, 17-40L, 24-70L, 135L, Canon 50 1.4, 2x 580ex, Cybersyncs.

  
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Dec 18, 2009 12:54 |  #2

some kind of trigger to fire the flashes. Whether it be wired or wireless.


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Dec 18, 2009 12:55 |  #3

Umbrella mounts of some sort - and a way to trigger the lights.
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …mbrella_Bracket​_with.html (external link)

That's the first Umbrella mount I found at B&H - any one will work.

Triggering options:
PC Sync cable (Will only work with one without a splitter, somewhat annoying, doesn't do E-TTL, if you want that)
ST-E2 - IR, line-of-sight, easy to use
Wireless units - tons of options, not many support E-TTL, though - if that's important


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Dec 18, 2009 13:06 |  #4

Sorry, forgot to mention that I have Cybersyncs coming in today. Any links to some good DIY Umbrella mounts?


Gear List: 30D, 17-40L, 24-70L, 135L, Canon 50 1.4, 2x 580ex, Cybersyncs.

  
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Dec 18, 2009 13:44 |  #5

Or you could buy the $15 Impact Umbrella Swivel from bhphotovideo.com. ;)


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Dec 18, 2009 14:04 |  #6

I could, but making one saves me time, and money.


Gear List: 30D, 17-40L, 24-70L, 135L, Canon 50 1.4, 2x 580ex, Cybersyncs.

  
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Dec 18, 2009 15:31 |  #7

Xisthreweyes wrote in post #9223653 (external link)
I could, but making one saves me time, and money.

You spent all that money on flashes, lightstands, modifiers and triggers and now you want to save some money? You are pretty much done, please don't skimp at the end.


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Dec 18, 2009 15:34 |  #8

Planning on using them outdoors?

Then you're going to want some kind of weight to put on the bottoms of the stands.
Sandbags, 10lb velcro-strapped "workout weights", etc...


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Dec 18, 2009 16:39 |  #9

Xisthreweyes wrote in post #9223653 (external link)
I could, but making one saves me time, and money.

How bout using 2 285's instead of 2 580ex's that'd save MAD CASH!!

P.S. i know you already have them. Just pickin.

This slave works well on brackets. It's an optical slave so all the usual problems there.
http://www.amazon.com …-apos-Range/dp/B0002GZU6G (external link)

EDIT: Ok so i see you have cybersyncs coming. How will they trigger the flashes though. Do they come with something that plugs into the flash itself or do you need something like this...

http://www.flashzebra.​com/products/0138/inde​x.shtml (external link)

It's pretty common for these things to have a standard screw socket on the bottom. I'd double check with them but if so you could then screw it onto the $15 umbrella bracket that you're gonna buy.

Agamemnon wrote in post #9223251 (external link)
Umbrella mounts of some sort - and a way to trigger the lights.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …mbrella_Bracket​_with.html (external link)

That's the first Umbrella mount I found at B&H - any one will work.

It kills me that they show it assembled improperly.


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Dec 18, 2009 16:46 |  #10

You can now get E-TTL sync cords on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com …m5ad57d1116#ht_​2317wt_942 (external link)


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