What type of Flash should i use for Macro Photography


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rexscooby

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Very new to Macro photography . Have just gotten a Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro lens and was wondering what type of flash is good for Macro ? More of use for taking nature eg . insects , flowers , leaves etc . What type of flash would be useful ? Can a 430ex kind of flash do the job ? On a budget so cant afford the ring light type at the moment . Thinking of a more budget way to get by .

So what do you guys say ? Thanks in advance . New bird here .
 

zac08

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Pls dun repeat the same topic in different sub-forums.

Pls request the Mod to close one.
 

yehosaphat

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Any good flash system like the 580EX will do. And most of the time, you will need a diffuser like the stofen omnibounce.
 

ortega

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with a good balance of ambient light with fill in flash you can just use any flash, yes even the pop up flash

but if you want to use the external flash as main light source then the possibilities are endless. some ppl have 2 flash setup that gives very nice light, go over to the close up and macro gallery and have a look
 

yehosaphat

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I guess what we really need is more practical learning than theoretical ones... we can know lik for macro you mus use this f-stop, this shutter speed, this flash at this time of the day but in the practical sense how do we apply it is another ball-game!
 

ortega

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actually in order to know what you are doing and being able to try new setups in practical
you will need to know the theory first
 

yehosaphat

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actually in order to know what you are doing and being able to try new setups in practical
you will need to know the theory first
Ya of course, jus suggesting that theory alone is not enough to master it even if you try it out yourself cos you got no one else to correct you... ok sorry for the OT so far ;p
 

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