Even as we do not use flash that often it only makes
sense with the right accessories. Sorry, but your basic flash unit
is just the beginning (we use Canon EX 550 or Nikon SB 28DX.
Here is what we need:
Power: Digital Camera Battery
The small batteries in you flash unit are very limited:
- slow recycle time
- not many flash at full power available
Our solution is the Digital Camera Battery:
Digital Camera Battery connected via adapter to the Canon EX 550
The Digital Camera Battery provides the
- way faster recycle times
- can support hundreds of constant flash shots
- can power 2 flash units
- or also a digital camera like the top Canon and Nikon cameras
- clips easily at your belt
- Adapters for many flash units and cameras
The flash unit only needs the normal batteries for the display and
the internal electronics. The flash power if charged from the digital
(second flash or camera)
Digital Camera Battery cover
Get the flash off the camera: Stroboframe
A key rule for flash photography is:
Get the flash off the camera. Read this article by a flash master:
We use a Stroboframe.
Soften your light: Westcott Micro Apollo
Westcott Micro Apollo
We asked some flash experts and they
liked a lot the Micro Apollo and we like it a lot. Compact, light
and fast to mount.
Shot with Stroboframe and Micro Apollo
The above image would have very harsh
shadows if I would not have used the Micro Apollo.
Extend your reach: Better Beamer
The Better Beamer is kind of the standard
for flash extenders. See our more detailed review by Brad Hinkel.
Especially with photographing wildlife
or birds you need more power (see Digital Camera Battery above).