When you leave home with your camera-speedlight of not?

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To Speedlight or not to Speedlight

  1. Yes, my speedlight belongs on my camera to function correctly

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  2. I only get my speedlight out when it starts to get dark

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  1. stsinner

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    Do you consider your speedlight a part of your camera and, therefore, always have it attached, or do you only take it when you expect you'll need it?

    As I learn more, even when I only plan to take landscape photos, I increasingly feel naked if I don't have my speedlight mounted.. It is normal for pros to just always have them mounted as a rule, whether they use them or not?
     
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    Well I take my speedlite :p(canon version) I take it because I never know if I will need it.
     
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    My SB-400 is on the camera most of the time.
     
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    I always got mine with me but not on the camera all the time.
     
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    I have my SB-600 in my bag all the time, I never know when I will need it.
     
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    Same. Whenever I leave home, chances are I'm wearing a backpack or carrying a tote bag or something. No reason not to, imo.
     
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    No, My speedlite 155A stays at home unless I am planning to shoot inside with my GF's body.
     
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    what's a speedlight? :p
     
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    I will usually bring it along but I would only mount it if I needed it. That said, there are plenty of uses for a speedlite other than shooting once it gets dark.

    The biggest reason to not leave it mounted is that it makes the camera very awkwardly shaped and presents a risk of breaking off-- I don't like that it makes the camera a lot more fragile.
     
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    I never leave home without it. It's just as useful during daylight hours as it is at night. I can't imagine life without it anymore.
     
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    LOL it's early here and I had to re read this. For a second I thought your were saying... lol anyway I don't leave home without a speedlight attached and another in tote. Sometimes 3 or 4. But at least I'm not as bad as John(AKA picture daddy). Never seen him without a seperate bag for all of his flashes... :mrgreen:
     
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    I know... I read it that way too. I had a witty response written when it dawned on me what he was really saying.

    :lol:
     

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