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May 13, 2014 08:07 |  #1

Finally getting a bit warmer here and bugs and whatnot are starting to make an appearance again. I really need to get a diffuser for my flash though, but I was wondering what flashes you guys are using? As I'm a bit worried my 430exii won't be strong enough whilst diffused, not uncommon conditions for me to have to shoot at full power.

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May 13, 2014 16:45 |  #2

Lovely set, but you do need to diffuse the flash.


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May 14, 2014 01:24 |  #3

Good series. I use 430Ex s with no problem diffused. I do normally shoot using ETTL
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May 15, 2014 14:56 |  #4

Thanks guys. Ah that's good to know Brian!



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May 16, 2014 20:01 |  #5

Good captures and they would be even better diffused. I also use a diffused 430EX in ETTL and in manual mode when paired with a second flash. Don't worry about the 430EX not being powerful enough. It's more than powerful enough for macro and will certainly need to be turned down to approx 1/16 in manual mode (depending on distance, aperture and amount of diffusion).


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May 18, 2014 06:55 |  #6

How do you use your double flash setup? Dual flash bracket?



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May 18, 2014 11:30 |  #7

My main flash is on a flash bracket. The second flash is on an extended arm attached to a tripod that I always carry with me in the field, just in case I decide to do some natural light shots requiring slow shutter speeds. The advantage of not having the second flash on the flash bracket is that I can position it wherever I think it's most appropriate. For example, it comes in really handy for providing backlit illumination.


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May 18, 2014 17:00 |  #8

Ah okey, cool :)



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