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Old Jan 5, 2011, 2:53 PM   #1
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i was just wondering if its possiable to use a flim slr flash off camera when im using a dslr with flash triggers and recivers
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Old Jan 5, 2011, 3:18 PM   #2
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Yes. Of course, it is. I do it all the time. You may want to check out The Strobist's blog at http://www.strobist.blogspot.com/ for a treasure trove of info about it.
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Old Jan 5, 2011, 3:24 PM   #3
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ok good cause i use cheaper trigger and recivers but i want to add a couple more flashes so i cand fire a bunch at the same time becuase i cant afford another sb series right now as of right now all i have is a sb600
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Since you're going on manual all the way...
You might as well get some cheap studio strobe!

Way more power and flexible with modifiers for shooting that large car.
-> Just want to make you'll spend on the right thing, rather than buying a lot of stuffs which may not meet your need in the end (i.e. You're shooting a rather big object with a large diffused light)
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yea but studio strobes require a outlet to plug into which most of the car pics i do r no wheres near a outlet and i have maybe a chance to get a couple flashes cheap or for nothing
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yea but studio strobes require a outlet to plug into which most of the car pics i do r no wheres near a outlet and i have maybe a chance to get a couple flashes cheap or for nothing
Check into Vagabond... http://www.white-lightning.com/battery.html
Cheap flashes usually have very small Guide Number and by the time you 'modify' them into larger light sources their output might not be pleasing in the final results

You can always learn by experimenting, it's just $$$... Also how would you position theses smaller strobes?

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Old Jan 5, 2011, 4:19 PM   #7
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well i dont know how cheap of quaility the flashes r a girl ik took a photoclass and has them just laying around doing nothing so i might be able to get them from her
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What is their GN?
-> If you can compare them to the GN of your SB600 then you'll know where you stand...
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she cant sell them i guess oh well its still good to know that if i come across another older flash cheap that i can use it off camera
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