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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:14 pm 
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I have a Canon 5D mark II and I am shooting portraits, indoors/outdoors and looking forward to build a home studio soon. If you recommend this speedlight, tell me what should I get with it to take a beautiful Pro-looking shots. If you don't, tell me what do you recommend and I will be very thankful to any opinion... thanks.

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If you're interested in portraits, I'd get some dedicated studio strobes instead of a hotshoe flash. Hotshoe flashes recycle slow, are pretty weak and use batteries. It's also easier to mount a softbox on a studio flash than on a hotshoe flash.

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alienbees.com cheap and easy! but I would also get a 580ex II for travel and everything else


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Alienbees are great, but expensive. A cheaper option is to buy a cheap set and experiment with that, first.

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I stumbled upon an ad for http://lencarta.com/ studio lights.

I don't know first hand if they are good. But what I read is positive en they aren't that expensive.

Check it out

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From lencarta's site: Again, unlike some other suppliers, all of our flash heads accept Bowens S fit accessories

That's very good news.

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