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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 11:27 am 
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I am considering purchasing some of these, as I think it will be easier to change the settings than the ones with a screen and everything.

These are cheaper as well.

I am planning to use these for amateur studio/portrait stuff to light up the background and subjects etc.

Is this a good idea?

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It really depends how powerful they are. As they are very cheap you may find they have very little. In this case you would need lots of them and then lots of flash triggers which are quite expensive. You may be better of getting either a cheap strobe for about £100 or a canon flash.

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The Canon flashes will be more complicated and I will have to operate it on the back screen with menus and everything. They are expensive, and offer TTL, which I probably do not need.

I think the guide number is 38.

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I own one. Personally, that is probably one of the best third party speedlites. A Canon flash would break the bank for me, but this has been a great introduction to flash for me.

I also got a wireless transmitter/receiver set so I can practice with offer camera flash. Yup, it's easy to use and delivers well. You can get some pretty good light when on full power. 'Course I can't compare, unfortunately.

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