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    Default Flash or LED lighting? Advise pls.

    Which to buy?
    LED can use for video n also light up subject for photo. Relatively cheaper than flash units.
    Flash can only use photography n relative more expensive.
    Any comments from the experts here?

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    Default Re: Flash or LED lighting? Advise pls.

    imho, LED lights is practically useless if you are thinking that it can replace flash units. That is unless you are referring to those studio strobes that easily costs more than a standard flash unit.

    Even if the light is strong, it's not strong enough to light up the whole room for instance.

    If you are on tight budget and still want to get a flash, you can consider those full manual flash like Yongnuo 560. About $80-$100
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    Whatever floats your boat. For what u shoot if u think is appropriate then buy. But in the first place have u tested the LED unit? You will know the difference.
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    Default Re: Flash or LED lighting? Advise pls.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eugene Chee View Post
    LED can use for video n also light up subject for photo. Relatively cheaper than flash units.
    Show us specifically which 'LED' unit you are referring to, and which 'Flash' unit you are comparing it with. Then we have a better idea of what is 'cheaper' and what is 'expensive' to you. Like you said, everything is indeed relative. Very wide spectrum of products...
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    Default Re: Flash or LED lighting? Advise pls.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eugene Chee View Post
    Which to buy?
    LED can use for video n also light up subject for photo. Relatively cheaper than flash units.
    Flash can only use photography n relative more expensive.
    Any comments from the experts here?
    depends on your usage.

    there are many highend LED light cost so much more then your average hotshoe flash, but that is in professional range.
    I guess you are referring to those tiny LED light cheaper than hotshop flash, mounted on the camera hotshoe.

    if you shoot many tiny inanimate subjects in close up, these LED light can be quite useful.

    other than these, it is pretty useless, as it is not powerful enough if your subject is 5m away, and you can't add much light modifiers.
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    There are powerful led units but they are not cheap.

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    Thank you for the advices
    Have tried out both items and decided to go with flash units.

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