A&P Would a Speedlite 430EX have enough power to shoot club photos?

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  1. I know turbodude does a lot of photos, and he uses a 430EX -- is there any sense in not using this flash? I know to look for ambient or natural light to help...
     
  2. cftofu2k

    cftofu2k OT Supporter

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    its good enough. i still use it when i dont feel like carrying the bigger 580exII. the 580 has a wheel for FEC though.
     
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    I do a shitload of nightclub photography, 430EX has served me well for over a year and 10,000+ pics of that.
     
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    ballz Two of 'em OT Supporter

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    I'm pretty sure the 430 has more than enough power. you could probably get away using the pop up flash if you really had to.
     
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    Definately enough power. Not much power is needed in nightclub photography.
     
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    just shoot at f/4 iso800 or something similar and you will have power all night and super fast refresh.
     
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    Its much better than "good enough". Its more than enough for what youre trying to do and you can control FEC through the camera...you dont need a wheel on the flash to do it.
     
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    given your lens isn't a wide angle, a lot of club photographers will use the pop-up if needed.

    most use an external and don't need a lot of power. remember, you're not isolating your subjects from the background so you don't need a lot of light.
     

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