Is it worth adding continous lighting.

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by swatpup32, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. swatpup32

    swatpup32 TPF Noob!

    Feb 6, 2009
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    I currently own a 580 EX II and 430 EX II and I'm thinking about adding some continuous lighting. Honestly though I really don't know what to look for. I've seen a lot of light kits on eBay that are pretty cheap. Could someone recommend a product. Possible applications would be macro, light box, product photography, maybe some portrait.

    I'm also looking to buy some stands and umbrellas for my speedlites.

    Right now my budget is about 200$.
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2003
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    It's usually not a good idea to mix flash with continuous lighting.

    For one thing, the color temp of the light is usually different, which means that you can't use a single, accurate White Balance some of the lights would give you a color cast.

    Secondly, if you do use mixed light sources, you might be a lot more limited in terms of the exposure settings you can use.

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