Telephoto Flash Extenders

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  1. sabbath999

    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Extenders like this:

    Flash Extender

    Ever try one?

    I am looking for something that will extend the range of a SB-800 so I can get more daytime fill at telephoto distances.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hrmmm. That link doesn't work.
     
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    That is wierd.

    On that site, just type 'beamer' into the search field and the first hit that comes up, is the review of the Better Beamer.
     
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    Never used one, but looks technically as if it would work well. Not rocket science to get more range with a fresnel lens. Should work fine.
     
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    I have one (better beamer) and recommend it. It works great for fill flash on bright days. I have had mixed results in dark wooded area's where extra light is needed. I think it works best on birds, especially birds in flight. It is effective out to a 100 feet. I've tried it on deer and other mammals, but it's hard to make the harsh light look nice.

    I do have one HUGE warning though. Never forget to remove the magnifying lens (it uses velcro) or cover it after taking the picture. It will burn holes in your flash gun, camera or worse catch your vehicle on fire. And it does it surprisingly fast. I have three melted spots on my flash gun to prove it. I'm sure you remember from your younger days what happens when you use a magnifying glass in the sun.
     
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