Difference in light "quality" between flash and continuous for tabletop indoor still life?

Started Dec 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Difference in light "quality" between flash and continuous for tabletop indoor still life?

I recently purchased an LED continuous light source for my indoor, tabletop, still life shots. I mentioned this to a member of my photo club, and he thought the purchase was unnecessary since a Nikon SB700 flash is part of my kit. He argued that the light "quality" of flash is superior and cannot be duplicated by a continuous light source. My feeling is that light is light- regardless of its origin. What matters is the image. I realize that his opinion, like many things in photography, is subjective, but does anyone care to discuss his vague definition of light quality?

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