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What accessories would you buy for your speedlight.


gavrelle 2 31 England
8 Nov 2012 5:27PM
If you look in magazine or dealers sights there is a whole range of accessories for speedlights, soft boxes etc. What accesories would you buy?? any good recommendations??? Good/Bad experiences?

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8 Nov 2012 5:35PM
A decent diffuser is a must, as is some sort of off camera trigger. A second speedlight is also a great accessory Smile
8 Nov 2012 5:51PM
These AA Sanyo Eneloop HR-3UW-XX 2500mAh
EddieAC 9 685 2 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 8:07PM
I intend to purchase some Flash Gels for use with my speedlight.

Will be useful for effects and also for incandescent lighting.
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
8 Nov 2012 8:48PM
Spare batteries are always good followed by either a ttl lead or a set of wireless triggers (gets the flash off the camera)
arhb e2
7 2.4k 68 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 8:58PM
RF-602(or similar) Radio trigger/receiver set to enable off camera flash.
Lightweight stand to hold off camera flash
1m (white reflective interior) umbrella(for soft light) I prefer these to softboxes as they require less power to create the same light, with almost insignificant difference in softness of light. Also easier to assemble/take down.
Pivot bracket to enable umbrella to be used and more directional adjustment.
Another speedlite.....
Another stand...
ianrobinson e2
5 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 9:53PM
shoot through umbrellas or defuser of some sort, batteries and plenty of them rechargeable is the way to go for economy, gells, light stands, triggers such as pocket wizard mini tt1s and tt5s, in my honest opinion there the best out there but you do pay the money, another flash or 2 and more tt 5s.
cameracat 10 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
9 Nov 2012 11:45AM

Quote:What accessories would you buy for your speedlight.


As you can see by the replies posted so far, The list is considerable, Same applies to the amount of cash needed, To buy all the toys recommended......Smile

You might want to explain what it is you hope to achieve with your speedlight, If your to get a specific answer.....Grin

For example telling you that Pocket Wizards are the greatest thing since sliced bread (Well they would be at prices they command ) Is pretty pointless, If all you want to do is the odd family snaps at a parties etc, On the other hand you might be setting up as a wedding photographer, Who might need the potentially more robust/expensive kit ( Does not always follow though ).

Bottom line, You know what you want to do, We don't.....Wink So lets have some specifics....pretty please....Smile
gavrelle 2 31 England
9 Nov 2012 6:13PM
Thats a fair question. i already have remote triggers. what i was thinking of, using a couple of speedlights on location to do portraits/ beauty work. Would you get softboxes, grids, anyone picked up any real bargains?,
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
9 Nov 2012 6:37PM
I see you have some studio experience, have you got your own studio lights and modifiers.

If you have and just want to get flash modifiers for mobility just get a couple of these Interfit Strobies XS Brackets and add your studio stands and modifiers.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002X6XE0C/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00
gavrelle 2 31 England
9 Nov 2012 8:26PM
Paul, yes i do have my own studio kit. i admit i hadn t thought about using those light modifiers
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
9 Nov 2012 8:48PM
I use both studio lighting and flash, I`ve found those Strobies brackets to be very good, they come with a standard reflector as well that is not shown in the picture.

And they take the standard "S" fitting modifiers.

There are cheaper brackets about, but a lot of them are quite flimsy, and not so good out in the open.
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
9 Nov 2012 9:03PM

Quote:As you can see by the replies posted so far, The list is considerable, Same applies to the amount of cash needed, To buy all the toys recommended


Good Job that I noticed he already hada studio kit then Vince Smile


Quote:i admit i hadn t thought about using those light modifiers


That takes care of your softboxes and other modifiers then, and you already have the stands Smile
Paul Morgan e2
13 15.7k 6 England
13 Nov 2012 2:55AM
Thought I`d give these a go, I could do with a few more gels and another grid, considering my bowens and barndoors cost me over 100 this looks like a bargain.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003KIYQR2/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00

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