I strongly believe that paying 60 bucks for what is essentially a piece of translucent plastic is ridiculous. Daiso sells velcro bands for 2 bucks, 3 of them in a pack. You bind two together and it fits a 580 EX just right, and then you can attach a large bounce card.
I'll rather pay the money to get a off shoe cable...
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Buy the LS, it comes with a CD that instructs you on how to use it, as well as how TO BE a photographer...
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How u really use ur flash is highly dependent on ur modifier. Next, a full understanding of the ETTL and flash metering + camera metering is needed as well. Full auto ETTL with LS would get you no where and u must know how to "read" the light.
I dunno how to explain but this is how I get by. I only got the hang of flash science only after 2 month of deep research and play around. YMMV. Thats how differcult and confusing it is at least to me. Next, is to understand the ETTL system and flash metering. Note canon flash system is different from nikon. Next is to understand the concept of bounce flash and light modifier. I pick bounce becoz it pose serveral advantage that others don't have. To tell u the truth, I have to fiddle the flash setting whenever I move location how to do it is purely on location is based on gut feeling if there isn't much time. Gotta chimp and chimp.
Last edited by hammie; 4th November 2008 at 03:56 PM.
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just noe that lightings is a very hard to understand concept but once yu understand it, it is very rewarding go pick up books about flash or lightings in the library....
Maswu,headshot and hammie, thanks guys! yeap, i have been dropping by bookstores to look at lighting photography, like you guys said, it's not a easy topic to learn, had been reading much and trying out, it's fun but hard to understand... the ETTL i find is a bit hard to manipulate when shooting subject, but still gonna test and error and learn...haha..cheers!
I use a LS2 myself. It gives a really soft and beautiful effect when bounced off the ceiling of ard 3m high and your subject is nearby.
The biggest problem with the LS is that it is really troublesome to bring around due to the shape and size.
Usually, I just bring the diffuser cap that comes with my speedlight instead when I am lazy :P
If you don't mind paying the price and carrying it around, the LS is definitely worth getting.
so yea...thats one thing to consider if wanna shoot with LS... haha