Monday, 24 October 2011

Wireless Flash Kit using Speedlites

It is worth looking at reliable softbox and wireless trigger when using your speedlites as portable studio kits.

 

A Canon 580ex II or a Nikon SB900 are ideal for this, two or three if you can afford it or borrow some as they weakend considerably on Hi Speed Sync or Auto FP.  Using flash with bright sun light and trying to darken down skies when photographing with the settings 100 ISO, 1/4000th of a second at ƒ2.8 is difficult.  Having several will help.

A Lastolite Ezybox softbox 60x60cm as a kit gives you a stand and bag aswell.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lastolite-Ezybox-Hotshoe-Kit-60cm/dp/B0017LNQJ8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1319480045&sr=8-3


You will need PocketWizard Flex TT5 and TT1 will allow you using the speedlites wirelessly at 1/4000th of a second if you wish.

Lots of batteries - at least twice what you think you would need.