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To flash or not to flash

 
lauderdalems
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Dec 11, 2008 15:21 |  #1

Short story here...
I mainly just shoot sports (small college). My wife thinks all you really need is one len. Anyway, I have the 40D, 50&85, 70-200 2.8, but NO FLASH

So wife ask me what I wanted for my b'day. I told her a flash for my camera.

She says "all you ever want is expensive camera stuff". I quickly tell her I do not have a flash and sends her an Amazon listing showing the Canon 580EXII.

She looks at it and tell me to order it if I really wanted it. (Note-she said wanted not needed)

So I got the flash today. You don't use a flash for baseball, softball, tennis, volleyball, or football, so why do I need a flash??

Cheerleaders, dance team, etc (But don't tell her):D


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Dec 11, 2008 15:35 |  #2

"Shooting college sports, it is important for me to reduce motion-induced blur through the use of a high speed light source. Flash allows me to freeze action. If I rely upon available light, I cannot always freeze rapid motion."


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lauderdalems
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Dec 11, 2008 15:41 |  #3

I'm going to play around with the flash at a home game next week. They generally do not allow flashes in this gym, but this will be a non-conference game.


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bobbyz
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Dec 11, 2008 15:46 |  #4

lauderdalems wrote in post #6859367 (external link)
My wife thinks all you really need is one len.

Your wife is right, you only need 400mm f2.8 IS.;) Wish mine said so.


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Dec 11, 2008 19:39 |  #5

tell your wife that now you have an external flash you can sell the 40D & buy a camera that doesn't have a built-in one. A 1D Mk III for example... ;-)a


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Dec 11, 2008 19:50 |  #6

This will drive your wife crazy:

What you really want for indoor sports is not a 580EX. You want some powerful strobes and a RF remote trigger. Then you can mount the strobes at the top of the bleachers or up in the rafters and shoot well lit sports to your hearts content. This rig will also be almost unnoticed by the vast majority of fans, coaches and players.

That outta drive her crazy.


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Dec 11, 2008 20:32 |  #7

Yeah, watch a hockey game, I almost guarantee you don't see the flash, but then watch the highlights of goals in slow motion, tons of flashes going off. They're up in the rafters of course.


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Dec 11, 2008 20:58 |  #8

Six reasons to own a good flash unit:
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=207470


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