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Flash or Tripod?

 
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Feb 26, 2011 18:48 |  #1

Mostly doing indoor/event photography, and wanting to get into night, landscaping, I am torn between which way to go.

So, I was wondering if you had to give up your flash or tripod, which would you give up first?




  
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Feb 26, 2011 18:59 |  #2

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Feb 26, 2011 19:02 |  #3

Honestly, I don't think I could give up either. Different tools for different jobs.




  
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Feb 26, 2011 20:08 |  #4

Put it this way, in challenging light my first option is (usually) flash.

But it's not an either or question. You need both a flash (or three) and a tripod, and a monopod and a beanbag, and you also want IS, high ISO, and a nice low f/number.

And then of course, it depends ;)


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Feb 26, 2011 20:25 as a reply to  @ Hoppy1's post |  #5

dang I am so torn. I feel like I should jump on the gitzo rebate before it expires...




  
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Feb 26, 2011 20:46 as a reply to  @ CitizenMinistry's post |  #6

Like everyone else mentioned, they're both valuable tools, often used in different situations. If I could only have one, I'd choose a flash. If there's no light, a tripod won't really help. ;)


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Feb 27, 2011 07:19 |  #7

If I had to choose one or the other (which thankfully I do not) I would get a flash and save for a nice tripod.


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Feb 27, 2011 07:53 |  #8

I got the tripod first, because I don't usually take many indoor shots/portraits, but now I find myself wanting a more flexible flash than my 300TL which only has 2 power levels on my 450D...


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Feb 28, 2011 09:57 |  #9

bought the GT2531 this morning!




  
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