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    Default 2 x Nikon SB R200 attached to ring bracket

    anyone use this set up for portrait? (esp. close up shoots) can advice if it is effective to produce bright but soft effect on the subject? (better than the ring flash?) thx!

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    Default Re: 2 x Nikon SB R200 attached to ring bracket

    oh no....no one own this...?

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    Default Re: 2 x Nikon SB R200 attached to ring bracket

    i do, but i dont use it to shoot portraits
    do you want me to do a test for you?
    let me know your perimeters and i can test

    how close is close? I use it for macro so my close is almost at minimum focusing distance on my 105mm micro AFD, which is around 0.3m
    Last edited by ortega; 7th July 2011 at 09:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    i do, but i dont use it to shoot portraits
    do you want me to do a test for you?
    let me know your perimeters and i can test

    how close is close? I use it for macro so my close is almost at minimum focusing distance on my 105mm micro AFD, which is around 0.3m
    thx for your reply. i need to use it mostly for portrait (closeup head shot, half body), or food, watches, toys etc, may be around 0.3m-3m between flash and subject. i wondering if its light (2 sb r200) is strong enough to reach that distance and at the sametime provide a 'soft look' on the subject. is it worth the 800 price tag (without su800)? or i should use a ring flash instead for better results. btw, i don't have a macro lens yet, so i'll be using it on a 24-70 f2.8.
    Last edited by baggiolee; 7th July 2011 at 02:06 PM.

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    Default Re: 2 x Nikon SB R200 attached to ring bracket

    is the SB R200 going to be the main light?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    is the SB R200 going to be the main light?
    yap...

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    Quote Originally Posted by baggiolee View Post
    yap...
    not tried it yet, but i were to be shooting i would use my SB800 as commander and at the same time as main light bounced from the ceiling
    the 2 SBR200 will be for fill and catchlights, i can test on food watches and toys for you
    and see if i can find a subject to test portraits this weekend, give me some time

    btw reflectors will also come in very useful

    eg. SB800 is ceiling bounced
    subject sitting on chair holding a reflector to fill in the shadows
    SBR200 is mainly as catchlights

    or actually with the bounce card of the SB800 up slightly it will also create catchlights

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    not tried it yet, but i were to be shooting i would use my SB800 as commander and at the same time as main light bounced from the ceiling
    the 2 SBR200 will be for fill and catchlights, i can test on food watches and toys for you
    and see if i can find a subject to test portraits this weekend, give me some time

    btw reflectors will also come in very useful

    eg. SB800 is ceiling bounced
    subject sitting on chair holding a reflector to fill in the shadows
    SBR200 is mainly as catchlights

    or actually with the bounce card of the SB800 up slightly it will also create catchlights
    oic...ok thank you very much! take ur time..as i'm not hurry.

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    Works really great at macro distances and with the full close up attachments, works like multiple flashes when the camera to subject distance increases, you will need to know how to control the light if you intend to use. Will try more

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    Default Re: 2 x Nikon SB R200 attached to ring bracket

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    Works really great at macro distances and with the full close up attachments, works like multiple flashes when the camera to subject distance increases, you will need to know how to control the light if you intend to use. Will try more
    oic...tats great to hear. thx!!

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