What to get next?

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  1. El2

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    I have some money and I am debating whether I want to get some studio lighting or get another lens.

    I have the following accessories so far:

    Canon 100 mm f2.8
    Tamron 28-75 mm f2.8
    Canon 50 mm f1.8
    580 EXII speedlight

    Any advice on the next lens or studio lighting. I do not want to break the bank. My budget is probably under $500.

    Thanks :)
     
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    I am in a similar position as you, and I'm seriously considering getting a lightstand and an umbrella, along with a synch cord, and using my 580EXII in that fashion (Cough! Strobist, cough!!!)
     
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    I am looking at the strobist beginner kit, I think I am a bit intimidated and need to understand more about studio lighting :(
     
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    I've been debating on some cybersyncs vs. saving and busting my piggy on picket wizards. I could sure use the extra cash for stands, umblrellas, etc. How do you like your cybersyncs, bjorkfiend?
     
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    Yeah, I'll prolly end up put my money down on some CyberSyncs. The most I've ever been away from my subject is about 25 feet.


    I still get so frustrated with TTL. Every photo seems like a different exposure. I know I must be doing something wrong. I've had more success in manual so that's were I stay =) I'm just lazy like that.:lol:
     
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    Most of my shooting buddies have CyberSyncs (3 others use PocketWizards) and none of them had any complaints so I picked up CyberSyncs too (1 CST and 3 CSRB). I've had them a month and so far the units work great. I recommend them to whoever is looking for wireless radio triggers.
     

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