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Aug 26, 2013 15:25 |  #1

Hi,

I have a Speedlite 430 exii which I have been playing around with off camera with a softbox.

From a few things I've read it seems like the more lights the better! So I have a key light, but I also need to work on the rest right?

So, what should I do? I don't really want to spend the £200 on another 430, or even more on a 580. I've seen the Alien Bees are very well regarded on here, but I cannot find them in the UK.

I've seen these http://www.amazon.co.u​k …B00C0LP3ZE/ref=​pd_cp_ce_1 (external link), I presume I could add this to my current setup with relative ease?

I also have this http://www.amazon.co.u​k …ds=wireless+fla​sh+trigger (external link) to trigger my current flash, which works really well, although I suppose I will need another couple of receivers - will more of those be compatible? Or do I need to buy a 'whole set'?

I have a light stand and a softbox, which I'm pleased with, should I get another softbox, or would an umbrella or two give me more flexibility?

I want to use it to take portraits, pictures of babies and maybe product stuff.

I also could do with suggestions for backgrounds...

Thanks in advance for any advice given, I'm still learning so forgive any ignorance in the above post.


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Aug 27, 2013 12:34 |  #2

http://thephotogadget.​com …flashes/ttl-flashes-canon (external link)

you can choose between ettl and manual flashes, but *some* of the youngnuo flashes are very reliable, and the price is better than a canon flash. Search the forum here on the model you are interested in to see what users think of them.

Also, you could easily look for old canon and sunpak/vivitar meant for canon film flashes and IF they adjust manually, use those with manual triggers. Easy for portrait and product work. 430ex original would work, for one. Watch the voltage trigger, you don't want to fry your digital camera.


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Aug 27, 2013 13:03 |  #3

i'd get a set yn622c and one of the better yn 56x ii range, the 568 even has HSS and is master, you can get them for around £100 add a softbox and you can start using the ratios as well.


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Lens | Yongnuo 50mm 1.8 |
Lens | Canon 28-70 2.8 L |
Lens | Canon 70-200is F4 L |
Lighting | Yongnuo YN600RX |
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Aug 27, 2013 13:51 |  #4

Thanks, the YN 560ii seems to be quite well rated so have gone for one of those. Think I'll get an umbrella so then I have a softbox and an umbrella to use in combination.

Any suggestions for a background?

ksbal wrote in post #16244563 (external link)
Watch the voltage trigger, you don't want to fry your digital camera.

What do you mean by that? :oops:


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