Interior wide angle shooting

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  1. rangek

    rangek TPF Noob!

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    Everyone was kind enough to help me pick a wide lens in my first thread, but now i need to complete the package....not that i will know how to use this stuff when it comes in.....

    Heres what i already own:
    Gitzo 5540LS
    Gitzo 2180 Fluid head

    Heres what I hope to be picking up monday from "DigitalCorp" (local) or Ordering from BeachCamera:

    D80
    Nikkor 18-200mm VR II
    SB-800 Flash
    Sigma 10-20mm

    And now my questions

    1. using the Sigma for the wide angle I think i need to use the flash off camera....should i use a wired cable or the 30$ wireless on ebay

    2. Do i just handhold the flash / do you have a link to a thread telling me how to use this setup

    3. what kind of Quick Disconnect do i need to mount the Cam to my head

    4. what kind of remote trigger cable can i use when shooting on the tripod

    5. Did i forget anything?

    Thanks a bunch!!!!!!
     
  2. fmw

    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I use a cable and hand hold the flash for things like bounce flash. Most people use the commander mode which will require you to buy nothing more at all. I find the commander mode fussy and difficult to set up and even harder to get rid of so I used a cable.

    Most likely you can use your finger to trip the shutter and certainly you can do that with flash shots. If you get some softness then you can buy a little remote for $15 from Nikon.

    But you didn't forget anything critical except for the memory card.
     
  3. Mike_E

    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I would add a light stand/umbrella set up such as the one described at strobist.com. If you don't want to go with the umbrella then look into a flash defuser.

    What FMW didn't tell you is that he's a pro (I did get that right, didn't I FMW?) and needs to get his shooting done in a timely fashion and then on to the next thing.

    Using the comander mode does take a little time but is very handy and you don't have to keep up with extra gear.

    mike
     
  4. rangek

    rangek TPF Noob!

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    I just checked out strobist....tons of info....why is that every hobby i get into is wayyyyyyyyyyyy more complicated than it first seems?

    Thank you everone for helping, this site has been a great resource for me already.....I do appreciate your time.....Any other hints I might need?
     

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