Equipment In Use

bcymet 12:04am, 25 August 2008
I am curious to know what they of flash equipment people are using.

I am currently using one SB-600 that I fire most often off camera using CLS. Would really like to get some more strobes though and maybe some umbrellas and softboxes.
preciouskhyatt 10 years ago
1 SB-800
1 SB-600
2 Westcott Combo Umbrellas (bounce, shoot through,etc.) with stands
1 3' reflector (gold/silver/white - collapsable)

Just bought the Elinchrom D-Lite 4 To Go pack - 2x400w strobe heads, two softboxes, two stands. Need to pick up the Elinchrom Skyports next.

Was using (and will continue to use) CLS when working with the SBs. Will use the Skyports when using the Elinchroms with the SB-800.

Should have shots of the three lights being used later this week - will post results.
just Mike is fine 10 years ago
one SB-800. I don't even have CLS capability because I'm using a D40

I think I'd probably buy a decent reflector before I got another strobe, or even a softbox - just me though
DPoem 10 years ago
1 Nikon SB-600
1 Vivitar 285HV
2 LomoPro 8' air cushioned light stands.
1 Westcott silver bounce umbrella
1 DIY Beauty Dish (works awesome)
Cactus triggers (one transmitter, two receivers)
1 Wein peanut optical trigger
1 fotodiox optical trigger
1 SC-28 TTL cord (for when I get lazy)
1 Velbon monopod (doubles as a boom stick with the TTL cord and SB-600)

I need a reflector like the one precious has, and probably a shoot through, but believe it or not, the above collection of odds and ends is actually really portable and is easy to fit into a backpack.
abaft ducks [deleted] 10 years ago
1 SB-800, 3 SB-600. 2 Westcott Combo umbrellas (same as precious - we bought them in the same order) as well as a regular silver-lined reflector umbrella. 1 3' collapsible reflector.

I use CLS, but just picked up a SC-27 cord for basic off-camera work.

As far as umbrella vs softbox vs beauty dish goes, I'm finding they all look the same when you're using a basic battery-powered flash like the SB600; the light is too directional. There's no substitute for omnidirectional studio strobes in those cases.
Fleksa 10 years ago
1 SB-25
1 SB-80DX
1 pair Elinchrom skyport triggers coupled to SB-25 and SB-80 triggered with built-in fine in most cases.
1 manfrotto 001B light stand and 026 umbrella swiwel
1 hama 70cm white umbrella
lots of self made snoots,gobos,gels,ball bungees and other diy stuff.
Stargate001 10 years ago
Still getting my kit together, but so far...
3x SB800
1x Westcott 50" soft box
2x combo 42" white umbrella's
2x Manfrotto light stands 049B
2x Manfrotto Umbrella swivels ( 2x more on the way )
2x Photoflex light stands Medium weight (On the way)
1x currently under construction DIY Beauty Dish, made from 18" chef's stainless steel mixing bowl.
isayx3 PRO 10 years ago
2x SB800
1x SB28
4x Pocket Wizards
2x Impact light stands
2x 42" Wesctott whit shoot thru umbrella's
1x Softbox
1x DIY beauty dish : Faux Terrca Cotta Bowl
1x DIY beauty dish : Turkey Pan / Font Light spere
1x DIY Spot Grid
1x SC-28 TTL cord
Funkmania 10 years ago
Canon 40D
1 sunpak pz40x (a newish flash that does ettl when on camera and has some manual control for off camera)
1 sunpak 2800 (an old flash with manual controls I don't understand)
1 Ebay trigger and receiver
1 optical trigger
1 diy beauty dish (the terra cotta bowl / blank CD container variety)
2 diy diffusers (photo paper cut to shape and held on with rubberbands)
Anything bright and white I find laying around...serving tray, take-out box, white photopaper
bcymet 9 years ago
I just got some new light mods:

Honl speed strap
Honl 1/4" speed grid
Rosco Gel Kit

Haven't had much of a chance to try them out. Hoping to this weekend.
wandering cover [deleted] Posted 9 years ago. Edited by wandering cover (member) 9 years ago
Canon BG-E2N battery grip
24-70mm f/2.8L (I love this lens!)
Strobist SP1 kit (
(2) Pocketwizards
Sekonic L-358 (with wireless module)

I'm thinking about getting another strobist kit only with two 285s.
jeffegg2 PRO 9 years ago
Nikon D40 w katzeye focus screen
ML-L3 IR remote
Nikon D300 w katzeye focus screen
Phottix N9 wireless remote
Tamron 17-50 f2.8
Sigma 10-20
Nikon 55-200 vr
Nikon 18-55 kit
Spiratone 20mm f2.8 prime
Vivitar 28mm f2.5 prime
Nikon 50mm f1.8 E prime
Nikon 100mm f2.8 E prime
Nikon 135mm f2.8 E prime
3 Vivitar 285hv
White Lightning 5k studio strobe
White Lightning 10k studio strobe
GI Cactus wireless triggers
2 Wescot 43" umbrellas
2 Impact 43" umbrellas
2 small impact umbrellas
3 umbrella stands with brackets
stands for white lightnings
background stands for seamless or whatever.
Sekonic L308s Flash meter
Amvona Carbon Fiber tripod with ball head.
Cheap mono-pod
Botero #23 5x7 collapsible muslin background
I use the following:

Nikon D300
Nikkor 50mm 1.8
Tokina 12-24mm
Sigma 50-150mm
x2 SB24
x1 Olympus FL36
DIY Beauty Dish
Photek Softlighter
Various Shoot Through
Various Reflective
DIY Grid
Cactus Triggers
Ilko Allexandroff / イルコ・光の魔術師 PRO Posted 8 years ago. Edited by Ilko Allexandroff / イルコ・光の魔術師 (member) 8 years ago
Canon 50D

Canon 85/1.8
Canon 50/1.8
Sigma 17-70/2.8-4.5

580EX II
3x SB-26
Sunpak AF5000
Sigma 430

A bunch of umbrellas
Lee gels
DIY Gels
DIY grids
borntobe(kim)wilde 7 years ago

4 triggers yongnuos RF-603
2 flashes yongnuos yn460
2 tripods

on a 550d with a samyang 8mm most of the time
Photography by Merlin 3 years ago
2 yongnuo 565ex
1 yongnuo 568ex
1 canon 430e
2 wescott 36in shoot thru umbrellas
2 wescott 46 in umbrellas
2 impact 9.5ft light stands
3 magrips
3 magmod gel holders
2 magmod maggrids
4 yongnuo yn 622c triggers
1 yongnuo yn 622c-tx
1 set vello freeware manual triggers
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