Advantages of hammerhead against hot shoe mout flash


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syazkal

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Hi all,

could any pro n expert here give me some explaination/advantages, pros/cons regarding both flash. Thanks

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I've used a Metz 60CT4. big flash with high guide number, very useful when using bounce in high ceiling situations. Never had red eyed effects in all picts when I used this flash. I doubt the current ones does anyway.

The flash is eveready in an instant. batteries are long lasting even after a day of wedding shots.

But...
- heavy
- bulky

These my opinions.
 

syazkal

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I've used a Metz 60CT4. big flash with high guide number, very useful when using bounce in high ceiling situations. Never had red eyed effects in all picts when I used this flash. I doubt the current ones does anyway.

The flash is eveready in an instant. batteries are long lasting even after a day of wedding shots.

But...
- heavy
- bulky

These my opinions.
Hi, thanks.
 

Artosoft

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Errr..., how about hammerhead only good for wedding or event coverage. Imagine you bring hammerhead to botanical garden... :sweat: .

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Arto.
 

cosycatus

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Hi all,

could any pro n expert here give me some explaination/advantages, pros/cons regarding both flash. Thanks

Cheers
hammerhead is powerful. that's about it for pros.
Cons wise, it's heavy and bulky, battery is heavy, manual mode ( unless u get TTL module for it, only from metz i think).
Apart from that, exposure wise, it's all about skill. Some say it gives better glow to the picture.

hotshoe is less powerful, but hey, with a 580ex( canon) i can fill a whole ball room at ISO400. It's light, comes with ttl and automatic aperture etc adjustment with zoom head. If u use an external batt pack, the refresh rate is very fast.

oh yeah, the hammerhead makes u look more pro to the non-pros.
 

snowspeeder

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With the hammer head flash, u could use it to hammer pple or defend ur self. Otherwise, as compared to the hotshoe flashes, i prefer the former's lighting performance.
 

Artosoft

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With the hammer head flash, u could use it to hammer pple or defend ur self. Otherwise, as compared to the hotshoe flashes, i prefer the former's lighting performance.
I prefer use tripod to defend myself :sweatsm: . But like someone else told me, even with big heavy ball head tripod, you can't win to those who bring ladder :sweat: .

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Arto.
 

syazkal

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Thanks for all the help.
What about recycling time, will hammerhead + battery pack be faster than hot shoe mount ?
 

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