Sb-400 + Sto-Fen

Discussion in 'General flash photography, lighting, and technique' started by kaspar, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. kaspar

    kaspar

    24
    Jan 19, 2007
    Estonia
    Can I get some samples, please.

    Thanks,
    Kaspar
     
  2. The stofen makes you use the flash more often for sure

    I really like it

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  3. isayx3

    isayx3

    Apr 12, 2008
    Corona, Ca
    Here are 2.

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  4. kaspar

    kaspar

    24
    Jan 19, 2007
    Estonia
    Thanks guys!
    Some more maybe, anybody?
    I really want to make sure that I need a sb-400 and a diffuser.
    Btw, how good is this set for vertical shots?
     
  5. Compared to the on board flash, the SB-400 is great - it's tilting head allows you to lose red eye altogether

    It does NOT work as well for verticals, because it doesn't have a rotating head - you need the 600,800 or 900 for that

    With the diffuser, it works better for verticals, since it isn't throwing harsh light to one side - but it is still only lighting one side

    My intent was/is to buy the SB-400 to get working with flash - and have a small flash that I will always carry with me - and I do always carry it

    My next goal is to pick up the 600 or 800, for FULL flash functionality (off camera wireless and rotating head)

    I think people should have both to allow for full functionality
     
  6. kaspar

    kaspar

    24
    Jan 19, 2007
    Estonia
    I want a cheap flash that I can use for portraits (mostly vertical) for fill light only. I really like the size of the sb-400 . If the sto-fen isn't so good, will the Demb Flip-it be better, or will the light still be uneven?
     
  7. It's NOT the stofen that is the problem
    It is the NON rotating head of the SB400

    With vertical orientation - the flash will ALWAYS be on one side of the other - no matter what diffuser you buy

    For portraits - with vertical orientation - you will need to move up to the SB-600..and still get a diffuser
     
  8. kaspar

    kaspar

    24
    Jan 19, 2007
    Estonia
    Thanks, that's what I wanted to know. I think I'll put that money away for a faster lens instead.
     
  9. isayx3

    isayx3

    Apr 12, 2008
    Corona, Ca
    Here is an image where I used a sb400 vertically....i bounced it into the stofen attached. I actually like the flash when they are to the right or left apposed to in the center.

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  10. sllywhtboy

    sllywhtboy

    78
    Jun 28, 2006
    detroit'ish
    there's always the sc-28 (or sc-29) cord and you can bounce anywhere you want :)
     
  11. kaspar

    kaspar

    24
    Jan 19, 2007
    Estonia
    Yes I know, but it would cost me about as much as a sb-600. :)
     
  12. sllywhtboy

    sllywhtboy

    78
    Jun 28, 2006
    detroit'ish
    i put a WTB post a couple months ago for an sc-28 or 29, got a few responses for less than $50. although the cable plus sb400 would probably be more than an sb600. either way, the cable is a nifty accessory :)
     
  13. SB-400 + Sto-Fen + Active D-Lighting

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  14. Great thread, I just purchased a sb-400 with the sto-fen diffuser and I am waiting for it in the mail. Can anybody else post more pictures. Thank you.....