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Old Mar 1, 2005, 3:34 AM   #11
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That's a lovely pic Mr S.

I have 2 homes; one (of moderate size) in Johannesburg, South Africa and a 2-bedroom flat in London, UK. The floor area of the flat is about 25% of the house, and although my wife is rather tolerant of my photography I don't think that will extend to strobes and reflectors. We simply don't have enough room (in the flat) at the moment. Also I need to keep my kit fairly portable because I want to be able to take it with me and every kg of luggage allowance is precious when we fly between countries. :-)

So it's ambient light and a single flashgun for now I think.

P.S. I would be interested in a link to those strobes you mention; purely for curiosity's sake you understand. :-)

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Old Mar 1, 2005, 8:44 AM   #12
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For ultimate quality go for the canon 50mm f1.4 lens.

You may not even need a flash -- available light photography!
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Old Mar 1, 2005, 9:02 AM   #13
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I have a friend with the 1.4 (uses with 20D), and to be honest he finds it very difficult to use at f1.4.

AF struggles in very low light, so he's mostly focusing manually.
At f1.4 the DOF is tiny, sometimes only 1cm or so and you're often faced with problems like which eye should be in focus.

He wishes he'd saved the money and gone for the f1.8 instead.

Do you have one?
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Old Mar 1, 2005, 9:40 AM   #14
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... Also I need to keep my kit fairly portable because I want to be able to take it with me and every kg of luggage allowance is precious when we fly between countries. :-)
Remember the wireless features that you say you never wanted ???
http://www.friedmanarchives.com/flash.htm

... you kind of 'need' that DG Super after all! :G :lol: :-)
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Old Mar 1, 2005, 9:46 AM   #15
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... Also I need to keep my kit fairly portable because I want to be able to take it with me and every kg of luggage allowance is precious when we fly between countries. :-)
Remember the wireless features that you say you never wanted ???
http://www.friedmanarchives.com/flash.htm

... you kind of 'need' that DG Super after all! :G :lol: :-)
Yes, yes alright I'll get the B******* Super.

:angry:

P.S. Thanks for the link, though now I'll probably have to get some reflectors too.
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Old Mar 1, 2005, 11:10 AM   #16
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Scoot down to a picture-framers and ask to buy a sheet or twoof foam-core. I think ours comes in either 2*3 or 2*5 foot sheets about 1/4 inch thick. They make great reflectors for flashor daylight, and they are thin enough to store easily behind something. Not expensive either.

Peter.

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Old Mar 1, 2005, 11:14 AM   #17
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P.S. Thanks for the link, though now I'll probably have to get some reflectors too.
... which is why I sent you this link in the 1st place: http://www.photoflex.com/photoflex/i...uct=litedisc&1

They fold flat into a smaller package - which you can double as a shade for the baby outdoor! :?
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They fold flat into a smaller package - which you can double as a shade for the baby outdoor! :?
Now that's the kind of cunning thinking I like!
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This is the kind of AC strobes I was talking about:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...u=81947&is=REG

You can even buy kits in hard cases at a reasonable prices.

All my stuff fits in one easy to carry bag...

BTW I have both the 50mm 1.8 and the 1.4. I prefer the 1.4 over the 1.8 hands down!

http://www.photo.net/equipment/canon/ef50/
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Old Mar 1, 2005, 8:14 PM   #20
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Quick question about the Sigma flash. I know it is cheaper than the Canon, but is it better than Canon's newest flash?
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