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

To Speedlight or not to Speedlight

  • Yes, my speedlight belongs on my camera to function correctly

    Votes: 15 71.4%
  • I only get my speedlight out when it starts to get dark

    Votes: 6 28.6%

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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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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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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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No, My speedlite 155A stays at home unless I am planning to shoot inside with my GF's body.

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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LOL it's early here and I had to re read this. For a second I thought your were saying...
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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:lmao: :lmao:

My Body
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My GF's Body
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Just to clarify.

Also, if we are shooting anything important with her camera it's usually sporting one of my lenses, hence saying the body and not gear.
 

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See, you could have just let us assume and keep a good image in our head... You had to go and put a picture of a Canon up here and spoil it all for us.... lol
 

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