budget macro flash set from yongnuo

Started Oct 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
cjed
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Re: budget macro flash set from yongnuo
In reply to Mark Farnell, Oct 2, 2012

Mark Farnell wrote:

I am cosidering to get myself of a budget macro flash set from yongnuo ...
I think I need to get:

  • a macro flash bracket that has two adjustable arms, one arm on each side of the lens, and each arm holds a flash

something like:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/iShoot-DUAL-ARM-macro-flash-bracket-mount-for-Canon-camera-Nikon-R1C1-flashgun-/270842248257?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f0f74bc41

  • two TTL-enabled flashes - actually, does the flash itself need to be TTL-enabled, or I need to get a TTL-enabled head instead? I am confused.

You don't mention which camera system this is to work with. However, the twin flash bracket you posted a link to above isn't robust enough to handle two standard flash units. I have one and it works very well with a Canon MT-24EX twin-head macro flash, but that's because the flash heads are very light. Even with Canon's Speedlite 270EX-2 flash gun (their smallest slave flash) the bracket isn't robust enough to hold it steady.

I think you should look at using a single, diffused, off-camera flashgun (as another poster has suggested) first. When you've explored the possibilities provided by that, then you might want to move onto a twin flash setup. However, a twin flash setup isn't "better" than a single flash for macro, just different.

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