I really don't have much use for big light in front of the camera as much as I do behind it. All I need to do is put some CHEAP light into a photographic umbrella utilizing the SU-17 attachment on my N65.
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jrp Charter MemberSat 04-Aug-01 06:10 PM
Vivitar 283 manual flash. You don't even need a TTL cord for it since it is manual.
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jnscbl Basic MemberSun 05-Aug-01 02:12 PM
Since an umbrella is usually stationary, the 283 would be great. However, you will need the hotshoe/synch cord adapter AS-15. An equivalent unit to the 283 that is also dedicated TTL is the Sunpak 433AF, under a hundred dollars. For it you would need the SC-17.---scott
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Merlin Basic MemberMon 13-Aug-01 11:41 AM
Cheap, big, portrait light: Used Metz 45 CT-1 for about $50... drill an 8mm hole through the plastic part of the bracket, and you can squeeze the shaft of your flash umbrella into the hole. Flip the head backwards to punch into the umbrella, leaving the sensor facing forwards. Mount the whole lot on a tripod, and set F-5.6 for 100 ASA film.
Voila! You now have something most studio photogs don't: A fully automatic studio flash unit!
Give me a day or two and I'll post a picture of mine.