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29-09-09, 09:39 AM
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Hey oldboy, many thanks for the reply.
I've looked at a few of these flashed, I'll be quite honest some of the numbers in the specs don't mean much to me, for instance
has an attractive price given I'm on a limited budget, but when it says "The flash has a 14m (100ISO) guide ", what does that mean? :-s
The number quoted by the flash manufacturer is an indication of how powerful it is but you should treat it with suspicion as they are almost always over exaggerated on cheap guns
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While a ring flash certainly will help you get more light on your subject and the speed of the flash means quicker shutter speeds up to your cameras max sync speed it will not help with making your shots creative as it tends to provide flat lighting and in any case all your shots will look just the same.
Try using your ordinary flash gun off camera with a reflector for a bit of modelling
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