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dw Basic MemberMon 16-Jul-01 11:55 PM
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"Flash for marco photography"


Hong Kong,
          

Hi Fellow Nikonians,

One of my friend has keen interest in macro photgrapghy with her F80 with AF Nikkor 28-105. which was purchased at my advice. She is considering purchasing a flash unit mainly for macrophotgraphy.

Nikon speedlight will be the best but the current budget is not OK. Any suggestion for a 3rd party marco flash. I have seen a Vivitar marco speedlight. Is it OK?

BTW, any tips in using flash in marco photography?

Best regards to you all,
DW


  

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BJNicholls Gold Member Awarded for his contributions to the community and the Resources Charter MemberTue 17-Jul-01 02:53 AM
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#1. "RE: Flash for marco photography"
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I'd advise using a coiled cord SC-17 with a standard design TTL flash before going with a specific macro flash like a ringflash.

Although the 28-105 is a fine all around lens, it's not on par with a good macro lens or even a standard lens with close focus accessories. I'd go with a more flexible "normal" flash until the passion for macro work also manifests itself in a lens that is up to the task (say a 105 Micro Nikkor).

As a former ringflash owner, I've found that a standard flash head can render more dramatic results when used with reflector panels. A lens mounted flash tends to provide a flat, shadowless light that is great for shooting stamp collections but which isn't very dramatic for 3D subjects.

BJ

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jnscbl Basic MemberTue 17-Jul-01 03:39 AM
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#2. "RE: Flash for marco photography"
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Tell her to buy any shoe-mount TTL flash that has a bounce head, then buy a Lumiquest pocket bounce, and she is all set. Generally speaking, with flash at macro distances, stick to ISO 100 film and apertures of f11 and smaller. ---scott

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dw Basic MemberFri 20-Jul-01 01:13 AM
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#3. "RE: Flash for marco photography"
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Hong Kong,
          

Thank you for your practical advices. I will pass the message to her. I found the message is also very useful to me too.

Thanka sagain.


  

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