I was looking for a softbox really (I think) just want to experiment with taking shots indoors of various things, flowers, inanimate objects, partner etc
Just starting out so do not want to spend a fortune but also dont want to waste money on tat. I havent a clue about what "heads" i need what wattage etc
Dont have a flash at the mo.....waiting for a minolta one to pop up on Ebay...
So if I want to just play with a softbox type setup what gear would you recommend
Cheers Dr O.....but Eek !....Wasnt expecting to spend anything like £500, not yet anyway. Think the flashes are expensive enough as is.
There must be a cheaper way to "have a play" without having to fork out a fortune
get yourself some speedlites, YN460's or if you're feeling posh go for YN560's then get a RF602 transmitter and as many receivers as you have flashes, you will also need an adaptor for your Sony hot shoe.
then have fun on eBay buying budget light modifiers, you can get soft boxes that come with hot shoe mounts which is a good place to start.
£200 will get you a few flashes, stands and modifiers which i think is better than the CFL alternatives.
Cheers Weestie...Are any of these units "brand specific" and what is the adaptor for, what should I be looking for ?
Still dont really understand all this softbox talk.....So am i right in saying that a softbox is just a "light modifier" and when buying you do not "normally" get anything with it...like an actual light source. OK, I realise most come with stands but what else would I need.
Another question....these YN560, are they flashes that I could actually use on my Sony
Cool...Cheers Jim. What doesnt it do, there just has to be a catch
Dunno - but it get a good review
Yongnuo YN-560 Speedlite Review | Speedlights.net
Ah...OK from that review it seems its basically manual only, I assume the £300 + ones are auto
Yes - you justneed to hget the Sony fit version
YN560 Speedlite Flash for SONY A950 A200 A230 A580 A700 | eBay UK