A&P Do I really need an on-camera flash?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by coughlin's law, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. I've been reading into the possibilities of strobist, and it appears have more lights than just a light can equal great photos...

    I can get 4 Sunpak 383s for $342 as compared to a 430EX for $239 or 580EX for $325....

    Is this a better route to go?
     
  2. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    it all depends on what your photographing. off camera flash will typically always look better, but you don't always have time or the opportunity to set up an off camera flash. there are times when having a good ettl on camera flash is just really helpful.
     
  3. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    IMHO there is a time and place for both.
     
  4. Waddup you?

    Waddup you? OT Supporter

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    when is there a time for on camera flash? and what settings(if there are any)?
     
  5. Killyin

    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    Run and gun is an excellent time for ETTL on-camera flash.

    "Settings" are based very much on the situation...but the beauty of ETTL is that the camera does all the decision making for you. The problem with ETTL is that the camera does all the decision making for you.
     

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