HEEEEELP! Flash

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  1. magicianstouch

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    I need a flash separate from my camera, preferably wireless, but I have no idea how to go about syncing the two, and I am not finding much clear and simple information.

    Any Suggestions?
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks Sooooo much. I am having trouble finding an inexpensive flash that allows me to 'dial down' though. any suggestions of where to scrounge around at, or what kind to look for? I am an amateur, but I don't plan to stay that way long; I learn fast. I need a professional flash with a minimal learning curve
     
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    LumoPro LP120 Manual Flash

    Vivitar 285HV Flash

    "I need a professional flash with a minimal learning curve"

    There is no free lunch. Learning how to operate the flash takes 15 seconds at most. Learning to light properly... that is going to take a significantly higher effort on your part. ;)
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    HERE is a kit that includes the flash, the radio remote set, a light stand with bracket and umbrella etc.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Dang...Jerry beat me again. ;)
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Nah my friend, you still rule. :)
     
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    No, no, you both rock. Thank you soooo much. You have no idea how much you have helped.
     
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    magicianstouch TPF Noob!

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    Call me a complete newbie, but these flashes don't work with sony, do they? *sigh* nothing going right today.

    Any suggestions for a sony compatible flash?
     
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    With off camera flash, which is what you want, they will. Otherwise for flat boring lighting of camera flash, it s better you stick specifically to Sony brand flashes.

    Again, start reading the strobist site... it is an eye opener.
     
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    Thanks!
     

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