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cucster Jun 20, 2003 1:18 AM

canon 1ds and flash
 
I have a 1Ds and a ex550 flash. I need and additional external flash to use with the 550. Should I purchase a t2 w/ the turbo pack or just another 550? any thoughts? I many do wedding and hot rod photos, I already and a studio set-up but it is a pain to transport it for location shoots. I also thought about a portable ac/dc monolight?????? just need some expert advice on the purchase, Jim :D

NHL Jun 20, 2003 6:03 AM

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I already and a studio set-up but it is a pain to transport it for location shoots.
IMO the wireless mode of the 550EX is one of the best feature of the Canon line!
http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...050&highlight=

It's up to you but for location there's a huge benefit of not having any cords, which necessitate stands, then clamps, set-up/take down etc... and the extra weight you have to carry :cry:

You can have as many 550/420EX as you like with as many as 4 different ratio groups. The camera will control all the flashes wirelessly with TTL nonetheless, and you can even do a Flash Exposure priority with the same AE button on the camera as you would without flash. There's also a modeling function, ie when you stop down the lens to preview, the flashes will emit a series of pulses so you can evaluate their balance and shadows effect! 8)

Only one caveat... recycle time, but I guess you're aware of that with your studio set-up. BTW you can also get an ST-E2 wireless controller which allows you to move/shoot even more freely without a 550EX mounted on the camera!


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