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FLASH EXTENDER DO THEY WORK?

 
docgipe
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Mar 24, 2009 20:59 |  #1

Flash Extender, Visual Echoes Better Beamer. Designed to be use with lenses 300 mm or longer and TTL flash units. Reporting gains of 2.5 to 3 stops in flash reach as benefit.

I am a handicap needing to shoot extreme distance with available light or flash from one central high gym working point. The flash used is Canon 430EX. The AL is shot at ISO 1800. The lenses are 3.5 and will not be upgraded until the market turns and gets good again. LOL

Primary purpose. Shooting high school sports with flash or AL and existing equipment. Shooting the Rebel XTI.


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MGW172
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Mar 24, 2009 21:39 |  #2

I've had a better beamer for about 6 months now and the beam created by it is very concentrated. I'd say their designation that it be used with at least 300mm focal length or longer is right, anything shorter and I suspect you would wind up with a bright spot in the middle of the frame.

Having said that, it works as described......it's relatively cheap, much cheaper than a new lens, so unless someone on here has used it for your intended purpose and can give you some insight, then you probably should try it out. I'd say the biggest problem is that shooting toward the long end of the gym might be okay, but if the action comes closer to you, it would just be a big bright spot on your subject.


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