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    SB600 used with shoot through umbrella

    Hey guys,

    I have a SB600 and wondering whether its powerful enough to use with a shoot through umbrella as an off camera strobe.

    Was tempted in shedding some decent cash on a lighting kit but the missus has said otherwise, fair enough considering we need the money for our wedding next month.

    So would the SB600 suffice for the time being with a backdrop(and stand) and a couple of reflectors??
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    Yep .. you can get some great results from a speedlight and a translucent umbrella. Have a look here for some ideas and here for some bits and pieces which will help you along.
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    http://www.garyfonginc.com/ check that out specially the whaletail
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    Definately, we've used an SB-600 through a shoot through white umbrella and it works fine.
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    +1 on SB600 and white shoot through
    that's my quick go to set up
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    If you're going to shoot outdoors then I suggest a softbox.
    I used one on Saturday and loved it, it was so much more efficient compared to when I shoot outside with a translucent umbrella.

    Best $130 spent

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    [QUOTE=ehor;360780]If you're going to shoot outdoors then I suggest a softbox./QUOTE]

    I can absolutely vouch for that .. I was there and Eds light was beautifully soft. His results from the weekend are very very impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehor View Post
    If you're going to shoot outdoors then I suggest a softbox.
    I used one on Saturday and loved it, it was so much more efficient compared to when I shoot outside with a translucent umbrella.

    Best $130 spent
    Sweet how would this work indoors with a white background in normally lit bedroom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by latino View Post
    Sweet how would this work indoors with a white background in normally lit bedroom?
    It would work great, you could probably dial down the power to like 1/8 to get faster recycle times too.

    EDIT: Just make sure you get a very sturdy stand. I found those 1.8m ones inadequate. I use a 2.8m stand and it's great for that.

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    Sweet this seems the way to go then. Maybe later i'll get an SB900 and use it on the camera (bounced) and the SB600 off camera with the softbox mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by latino View Post
    Sweet this seems the way to go then. Maybe later i'll get an SB900 and use it on the camera (bounced) and the SB600 off camera with the softbox mentioned.
    Why not use the 900 on the softbox and the 600 to blow out the backdrop?
    Use the D90's onboard CLS system

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehor View Post
    Why not use the 900 on the softbox and the 600 to blow out the backdrop?
    Use the D90's onboard CLS system
    Done and done =)

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