Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    No longer a newbie, moving up!
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    37
    My Gallery
    (0)
    My Photos Are OK to Edit
    Liked
    4 times

    Flash Suggestions

    I figured now would be a good time to buy a flash. I have the Canon 5D classic and a 50mm 1.8 II lens. I plan on buying another lens soon, but I was thinking about getting a flash as well. What would you lovely people suggest for a newbie to flashes? All is appreciated



  2. #2
    TPF Junkie!
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    The Upper West Side of Mississippi (you have no idea just how funny that is)
    Posts
    5,106
    My Gallery
    (0)
    My Photos Are OK to Edit
    Liked
    204 times
    I don't know what level you are with your photography or what level you desire to be.

    If you just want it to work then I'd say to go ahead and get the canon 560. It may be more expensive but you can't add to a flash once you've bought it but you can dial it down.

    If you want to really dig in and learn what you're doing (not that hard really) then take a look at one of these
    Review: Yongnuo 560 EX II Flash (For Canon, Nikon, Micro Four Thirds and Any System)

    Amazon.com: Yongnuo YN-560 II Speedlight Flash for Canon and Nikon. GN58.: Camera & Photo

    At $70 per I'd literally get three (actually I'd get five, but that's just me).
    Luck favors the prepared.

    To be in the right place at the right time you have to first be in the right place.


    Do you really care which camera I use?

  3. #3
    TPF Junkie!
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    4,289
    My Gallery
    (5)
    My Photos Are OK to Edit
    Liked
    949 times
    Budget?
    Do unto others as you'd have done unto you.
    Jesus



    My Flickr

  4. #4
    No longer a newbie, moving up!
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    49
    My Gallery
    (0)
    My Photos Are NOT OK to Edit
    Liked
    9 times
    What's your target price range?
    For low-cost alternatives, I'd look into Nissin and Yongnuo, but typically, if they claim eTTL capability, that won't include the remote master/slave system, or high-speed sync function. Any "optical slave" function is typically a dumb optical slave--which you could not use with a 5D without another speedlight, since the 5D has no pop-up flash.
    Last edited by johncam; 11-02-2012 at 09:29 AM.

  5. #5
    I am Big, I am Mike Site Moderator
    TPF Supporter

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Edmonton
    Posts
    33,206
    My Gallery
    (111)
    My Photos Are NOT OK to Edit
    Liked
    1571 times

  6. #6
    No longer a newbie, moving up!
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    84
    My Gallery
    (0)
    My Photos Are NOT OK to Edit
    Liked
    8 times
    I'll second the Yungnuo YN-560 II's. I got a few recently, and will for sure be buying another pair. I originally had planned to get an Alien Bee, and still will but the 560's are fine for most stuff, at least indoors where you're using flash the most.

    They are manual only flashes though, which is not that big of a deal. It simply adds one last variable to your exposure. Instead of balancing ISO/Shutter/Aperture, you just add flash power on to that and figure. Not only will this improve your skills for the future, but it'll save you a TON of money compared to the $500 or $600 Canon flashes whose only major feature over the YN-560's is the TTL modes. This means the Camera will use lens and subject information to calculate the flash power... which is nice but not really a huge deal.
    Nikon D800 - Nikon N6006 - Olympus OM-1
    Nikon 105mm f/2.8D Micro - Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX - Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX - Nikon 50mm f/1.8D - Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/1.8
    Nikon AS-14 Controller - Nikon SB-21 Macro Speedlight - Yongnuo YN-560 II's - Yongnuo RF-603's

 

 

Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. flash suggestions
    By Trbo323 in forum Photography Equipment & Products
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 02-10-2011, 09:32 AM
  2. Need to buy a flash. Suggestions?
    By sundowngraphics in forum Photography Equipment & Products
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-20-2010, 10:43 AM
  3. suggestions for a flash unit..
    By Rudha in forum Photography Beginners' Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-07-2009, 08:19 PM
  4. Low Light + NO Flash + NO Noise.... Suggestions?
    By apertureman in forum Film Discussion and Q & A
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 10-27-2009, 02:41 PM
  5. One strobe & Camera Flash - suggestions.
    By michaeledward in forum Photography Beginners' Forum
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-28-2007, 06:52 PM

Search tags for this page

flash suggestions

Click on a term to search for related topics.