Flashes, stands, triggers?

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  1. mrdemin

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    Hey everyone, I'm looking to order the speedlight 430ex for my rebel, but while at it I want to get a stand for it, and a wireless trigger. Can anyone recommend something not expensive but good enough for a beginner?
    While looking into flash units I came across Vivitar, is this something I should look into as well in addition to the speedlight? Will I be ok with one flash for learning how to use it right? I will be practicing at home mostly, and outside learning to use fill flash. Just trying to expand the horizon here and learn as much as I can by doing.
    Any recommendations are very welcome for someone trying to learn to use artificial light!!!
    Thanks in advance
     
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    Flashes and Stands and Triggers OHHH MYYYY
     
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    I am starting to try some strobist type photography myself. I have a Canon 30D, and my flash setup as of now is a Nikon SB-28 (awesome flash), Wescott Apollo Softbox, and a Wescott Light Stand, the stand was $20 and the flash was $90 used so prices will vary.
     
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    Start out with the lighting 101 section at strobist.com. He does a good job of explaining it all and showing you some choices for purchasing.
     
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    If you absolutely need to save, go with Cactus V4's. You can get them off the Gadget Infinity website.

    However, for absolute trust - go PW.
     
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    Another negative image. I am seriously NOT going to buy from a store that like to spam a community. If a company think this is okay to do that, I do not think they will take care of their customers. Again, this is just my personal feelings towards this company. It doesn't mean they are bad. But for me, I will shop some place else.

    I can really tell the different between this and the other 2 companies that also have reps around. They never ask people to visit their site. But offer REAL advices and products that point back to their site.
     
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    This forum is continually plagues with people who harass others for asking legitimate questions and spammers. Gotta love TPF...

    At least people actually responded with helpful post to the OP...
     
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    You're forgetting PCB cyber syncs, Elinchrom Skyports, and the other triggers out there. Cyber Syncs have seemed to become the low cost reliable alternative to most of the other brands.
     
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    Today I use a 580EXII because when I was shopping for flash, I did not know any better :lol:

    I shoot indoor of my daughter and son - nonpro.

    If I were shopping today, I will give serious consideration to the YN-465. Hope you can see below EBay search. I searched for "YN-465".
    yn-465, Cameras Photo, Nikon. Great deals on eBay!

    For wireless triggers, I used Cactus in past. Today I use RF602 - EBay search below.
    rf-602, Cameras Photo, rf602. Great deals on eBay!

    I use a 6ft Impact light stand - think it was like $25 or something - the cheapest one they have. If you shoot outside, you will want something heavier.
     

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