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Macro flash options

Discussion in 'General flash photography, lighting, and technique' started by kaspar, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. kaspar

    kaspar

    24
    Jan 19, 2007
    Estonia
    Hello!

    I am looking for a macro flash. The R1C1 is quite expensive, so first I am thinking of other options. I have heard about the sb-29s, but couldn't find much information about it. Will it work with my D200? I understood that it is fully manual, how exactly does it work? What about the Sigma EM-140? Is that also manual? I haven't heard many good things about sigma flashes.
    I am also wondering how is it to use a macro flash as a fill flash for portrait photography?

    Greetings,
    Kaspar
     
  2. adaml

    adaml

    976
    Feb 21, 2006
    chicago
    I use the SB-29s with all of my Nikons, including the D3.

    Yes, it is fully manual, but for macro shooting that's not a problem because I am fully manual for exposure and focus anyway. Like other ringlights it mounts on the front of the lens, and has two bulbs, one on each side. Since the flash can be moved 360 degrees, you can shoot at whatever angle necessary. Moreover, you can control the amount of power from Full, to 1/4 to 1/32. Additionally, you can shoot both bulbs, or either bulb, depending if you want some contrast and shadowing, and where you want it.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. kaspar

    kaspar

    24
    Jan 19, 2007
    Estonia
    That really gets me thinking...
    Some samples taken with it maybe?
     
  4. leifw

    leifw

    472
    Jul 25, 2007
    Bozeman, MT
    Very nice, Andrew!
     
  5. awesome shots, andrew
    WOW
     
  6. x272221713x

    x272221713x Guest

    cool nice shots, been trying to look for a Nikon 105mm myself also.
     
  7. kaspar

    kaspar

    24
    Jan 19, 2007
    Estonia
    Thanks guys. How much should I pay for used ones?
     
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