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Flashgun/LED advice

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by CAT-THE-FIFTH, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. CAT-THE-FIFTH

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 9, 2009

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    I need a reasonable budget flashgun(or LED array) for my D600 and have a budget upto £100 to £120. Its only for the occasional portrait or group shot - I am a bit out of the loop on this,so would appreciate any suggestions! I have been looking at the Godox and Yongnuo flashguns.
     
  2. EGuitarStar

    Wise Guy

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    Cannot recommend any particular flashguns or LED lights, but there are numerous videos on YouTube covering this.

    I personally tend to shoot without flash and just bump the iso, you've stated that it'll be for occasional use so ask yourself is it really necessary or do you want to just acquire new gear? :)

    Just noticed it is a FF camera it should have pretty decent Dynamic Range and be able to deal with noise at higher iso levels.
     
  3. CAT-THE-FIFTH

    Capodecina

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    I prefer natural light but some of the portraiture in-doors its useful to have to hand,or in certain backlit scenarios. Since its only on and off usage,I cannot justify an SB700 at £240(plus secondhand I can't say if it has been heavily used).
     
  4. i know nothing

    Mobster

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    If you can't stretch to the Godox 860ii then the TT685 is probably going to be your best bet.
     
  5. CAT-THE-FIFTH

    Capodecina

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    Thanks - I was looking at the TT685. What is the main advantage of the Godox 860 over the TT685??
     
  6. i know nothing

    Mobster

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    Normal batteries for the 685 and a super duper lithium one for the 860. Better recycle time for the 860. Both do TTL and HSS and are 2.4Ghz compatible with Godox's triggers and other flashes if you ever wish to expand.
     
  7. Snapshot

    Mobster

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    I have several TT685Ss (Sony version) and am happy to recommend them.
     
  8. stuman

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 27, 2003

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    I am also happy to recommend..... however artificial lighting is a dark art.
     
  9. CAT-THE-FIFTH

    Capodecina

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    Thanks everyone - decided to get the Godox TT685. Doing some more reading and apparently Neewer rebadges some Godox flashguns - their was a Neewer version of the 860 for under £100 recently(not anymore it seems).