A&P So I just got myself a 550ex

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  1. mobbarley

    mobbarley Active Member

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    Its my first E-TTL flash & I'm very impressed. I got it because using manual flashes for casual shots is really painful some times.

    Question time:
    The built in diffuser comes out straight to act as a small deflector when bouncing. The results around my house seem pretty good!
    Is it worth getting a stofen over this bounce off roof & small deflector combo?

    Or would I be better off with a lumiquest 80/20?
     
  2. mobbarley

    mobbarley Active Member

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    Actually i'll probably make my own 80/20 ripoff and see how that goes.

    But I'd love to hear experiences.
     
  3. mojito

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    never liked the built in one personally, the stofen rarely leaves the flash for me
     
  4. Yardsale

    Yardsale OT Supporter

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    I just my 580ex not too long ago, looking to pick up a stofen as well :cool:
     
  5. natelam

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    I would pick up a stofen in green and gold for tungsten/flourescent indoor work, but the regular transluscent OEM one should be fine.
     
  6. mojito

    mojito New Member

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    just go to a camera store (pro not kitz/citz) and ask for a lee filter pack. they're free and contain hundreds of filter samples, which just happen to fit over a flash perfectly.

    just get the white/clear stofen
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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  8. mobbarley

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    is that the filter swatch pack?
     

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