Gear: Canon 500D, 18-55mm kit lens and 50mm f/1.8. Sirui tripod.
Types of photos: Many group shots (indoor, outdoor), young children, portraits, pets.. hopefully try landscape for an upcoming beach holiday
Usage: I take photos mainly on special occasions
Has anyone tried this set-up?
Demb Flash Diffuser Pro-10 by Simplyness.Com_Busy, on Flickr
I have the cheapie $10 pop-up flash diffuser and I'd like to know if anyone can share their shots/experience on the difference between the 2. Personally I find the $10 diffuser softens the light pretty ok for my taste ($10 mah!), but the glaring flash can be painful for my subject since i'd be pretty close to him/her.
I intend to take some indoor evening shots (like in restaurants) of people (group + candids) for this upcoming holiday so I'm wondering which combi to use. I'd like to hear from anyone who can advise if the difference between these combis are huge enough to warrant me on spending more.
1) Demb Flash Diffuser Set-up like above (i.e. with pop-up flash)
2) Demb Flash Diffuser + Rented Canon Speedlite 430EX II
3) Existing set-up ($10 diffuser + pop-up flash)
I intend to rent either Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 or Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 or Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 for the same occasion btw. Haven't decided. If you have any suggestions on this, I'd love to hear them too. I really love the UWA on Tokina based on shots from Flickr, but I'm a little worried on potentially losing some opportunity shots e.g. a bird on a nearby tree.