A&P Dual SB-600 speedlights... how effective are these for portraits?

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  1. Wobistdu

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    Already own a single sb-600. I like it. Nice to use on and off camera. Would a 2nd one help for a diff angle of lighting? Possibly throw some cheap softboxes on them?
     
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    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    i did my entire film noir shoot with 2 sb600's and a couple shoot through umbrellas.
     
  3. Wobistdu

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    link please
     
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    I have two that sit in my bag
     
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    i only use two 600s for all my shoots, sometimes just one
     
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    I use a 430EX and some vivi 285HV's for everything. Alienbees are on my "to purchase" list, but speedlights do a great job as well.
     
  9. Wobistdu

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    thanks for the comments guys. anything with flash is so far at the bottom of my list of favorite things to shoot, but i almost feel like i "have" to learn it

    ugh
     
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    All my stuff is with 2 SB600s. Not that it's anything to talk about.
     
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  13. AbortionSurvivor

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    google Yongnuo Speedlights. They go for about $50-$90 a pop.
    Difference in the models is that the $80 ones have ETTL for on camera flash.

    I got the YN-460's ($50) which is perfect for playing around with OCF.
    No ETTL.
     
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    Like a week ago I ordered 2 of the 460-II's based on an OTers recommendation :dunno:
     
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    I have a SB-600 and a SB-900 (I only went with the 900 because BB was offering like 3 years no interest on anything over 500).

    I primarily only use both of them indoors and for food so I can help fill in the front of the plate. Works really well especially with commander mode (outdoors commander mode is a different story and why I just purchased Radiopoppers).
     
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    commander mode allows you to wirelessly control each flash unit?
    :noes:
     
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    If they are Sb-600, SB-800, and SB-900 yes.

    Needs line of sight but in cases such as indoors it works really well because it can bounce off walls. Outdoors not so much.

    Plus you can adjust the output from the camera so no ripping open a softbox to lower or raise a flash.
     
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    i have 2 older SBs and 1 sb600 plus PWs and stands/umbrellas. works really well for portraits. but in direct hard bright sun, it can sometimes not be enough to overpower the sun.
     

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