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  • "I suspect it's a bit of a vicious circle. If I don't practice I won't get better. " I'm just getting back into lighting after a 3 year hiatus. I forgot a lot but got back on track by reading Tangents and taking notes. I then started shooting mysel…
  • Yes, I'm going to have to go with at least 2 and the transmitter, Trev. I like to keep one in a softbox and the other highlighting the hair at 180 degrees. Works superbly when it works.
  • As nice as a cheaper solution sounds,mojicaphoto, I'm discovering that the 580EX II is part of the problem here. Yesterday I had several no-fires with on-camera ETTL, and today the bugger belched out full power several times in ETTL. Resolved by dis…
  • When all else fails I use direct flash. A port in a storm but sometimes works well especially in manual.
  • "Your best option - sell the 580 EX II units, and use that money towards the 600 EX. You will be much happier". That's kind of where I was afraid I was headed, but I much rather be happier and a little poorer than not be able to rely my current set…
  • I've only ever traded with B&H for the past 10 years and never had a single problem. They are 10/10 IMO. I live in upstate NY and 2 day shipping usually winds up being overnight in most cases. Btw, I've been to their store several times an it's…

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