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Discussion in 'General flash photography, lighting, and technique' started by kaspar, Sep 2, 2008.
Can I get some samples, please.
The stofen makes you use the flash more often for sure
I really like it
Here are 2.
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?
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
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?
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
Thanks, that's what I wanted to know. I think I'll put that money away for a faster lens instead.
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.
there's always the sc-28 (or sc-29) cord and you can bounce anywhere you want
Yes I know, but it would cost me about as much as a sb-600.
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
SB-400 + Sto-Fen + Active D-Lighting
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.....