.. than it will hurt me.
The obvious question that comes up when people see how I use flash when I am using them as on-camera flashguns, is … don’t they take a beating or even burn out?
I do hammer my speedlights, especially when I use the Quantum 2×2 battery packs. This doesn’t bother me greatly, since I regard my speedlights in a way, as consumable items. They will become unrepairable at some point. No real problem for me.
For this reason I have numerous speedlights, because there are inevitably at least one or two in for repairs.
My older speedlights tend to look like this:
Where they take a hard beating, is with events where there is a lot of activity in a short time. For example, with Jewish weddings and Bar Mitzvahs, you have events like the Hora which happen very fast and only for a short time. And you have to get the shots. The equipment matters less. Don’t fall in love with your equipment and be afraid to use it.
And no, I wouldn’t buy a used flashgun from me either. ;)
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