Speedlite that's always on

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  1. rwalsh81

    rwalsh81 TPF Noob!

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    I'm probably entering the information in wrong when I'm doing a search. But does anyone know of a speedlite that's got a mode where it's always lit? Trying to do some stuff with back lighting and it would help.


     
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    weepete TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I think that might be called continous lighting?
     
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    A speedlight by it's design is incapable of providing continuous light. Some models have a modelling light function where they will produce a very rapid series of low power flashes to allow you to assess shadows and lighting ratios. Out of curiosity, why do you want a continuous light for a back light?
     
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    You'd need a continuous light/video light to do this. Depending on the power and control you need, you can actually find these pretty cheap.
     
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    rwalsh81 TPF Noob!

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    While I'm setting up the shot for a project for a friend's business I want to make sure the products will be displayed in the best possible way.
     
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    Destin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Either a continuous light or a studio strobe with a modeling light is what you need.

    If you give us a budget and explain exactly what you’re lighting we can recommend some models.
     
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    ac12 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    What you are asking for is a modeling light.
    This is an inherent problem with shoe flash/speed lights, they don't have one.

    As Destin said, a continuous light (tungsten, LED, etc) or a studio strobe with a modeling light.
     
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    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    this is why speedlights dont belong in the studio.
     
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    Wouldn’t be in a real studio. It’s a portable thing I got on Amazon made to shoot products and do all sorts of Macro work.
     

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