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Old 07-16-2018   #1
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Question What softbox for hot shoe flashes for with macro?

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what softbox for Hot Shoe Flashes for with macro? Mini? DIY?

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Where you putting the hot shoe flash? On the cameras hot shoe, with no off camera cable? Makes a difference. Macro can be too close for the flash to spread and might be blocked by the lens if on the camera.
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A lot depends on what form of macro you are planning to shoot. A softbox might be useful for product but for creepy crawlies, flowers etc. it would be quite impractical.



My light setup for macro is a pair of 580's with diffusers on a twin arm macro bracket.
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Where you putting the hot shoe flash? On the cameras hot shoe, with no off camera cable? Makes a difference. Macro can be too close for the flash to spread and might be blocked by the lens if on the camera.
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A lot depends on what form of macro you are planning to shoot. A softbox might be useful for product but for creepy crawlies, flowers etc. it would be quite impractical.



My light setup for macro is a pair of 580's with diffusers on a twin arm macro bracket.
Thanks! I plan to use bracket and cable.
Not unimportant diffusor for Flach? You apply it?
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Depending on what you're photographing, you might also consider constant lighting too.
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In the field, I use a 15x18cm (6x7 inch) LumiQuest ProMax II softbox.


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