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580EX and 430EX for Automotive and Model Photography

 
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Jan 19, 2008 09:29 |  #1

I have a 430EX and I'm getting to buy a 580EX tonight when bhphoto is available again. I'm wanting to point these into umbrellas on some cheap tripods and use them to light a car at night time. I'm also wanting to do some model photography indoors with this setup. Can I fire the 580EX wireless from my 40d? Also, will 2 lights be enough for the auto photography? I just really want some opinions on this.


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Jan 19, 2008 09:41 |  #2

No, you won't be able to fire the 580EX wirelessly from the 40D. But, if you mount the 580EX on the 40D, directly or via an off-shoe cord, you will be able to fire your 430EX wirelessly with the 580EX.

As for lighting a car, two may be enough depending on the size of the car and whether you're going to be doing a frontal shot or a side view shot. With bigger cars, you may have a problem evenly lighting the whole car with just two lights, especially when using Speedlites which aren't all that powerful to begin with compared to strobes.


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