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    looking for a flash with 21mm to 35mm coverage, any recommendations?

    Looking for a flash to use with 21/28/35mm lenses on 35mm format, and the swc/m 21mm equiv on 6x6 (90degree field of view?)

    Any hot tips would be great! thanks

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    Have you considered bouncing the flash?

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    This will cover up to 15mm and is my go-to diffuser.
    https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...ed=0CHIQ5Q0wAA

    You can also use the foam net that protects Asian Pear fruit as a diffuser. Like in this image http://www.journeytomarvelous.com/bl...y-asian-pears/

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    I can confirm that with Lanny that the Sto-Fen diffuser when bounced of the ceiling will even cover my Tamron SP 17mm f3.5 lens, the Gary Fong Lightsphere works as well but is much more expensive.
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    Most modern flashes can cover this range (e.g. SB-28 or later in Nikon); it's a question of what you need from your flash.

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    I use the SB28. I works with just about any camera out there.

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    You will notice that whenever you have a wide angle lens on your camera, the image frame will include lots of background matter which is much further away than the main subject. Diffuser or not, the 1/r^2 law still applies, which means your main subject will look overflashed while the background will be dark.

    The main reasons I use my diffuser is to create a mix of bounce and direct flash and to fully illuminate an umbrella used as diffuser.
    Trying to be the best of whatever I am, even if what I am is no good.

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    no I haven't really - it's either going to be mounted on the shoe or off camera and aimed at the subject.

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    Thanks for the replies, i've got a bit to mull over to plan my use of the flash. thanks for the advice



 

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