Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by 1200mk, Mar 29, 2007.
Will my d80 + 18-55 kit lense + sb600 be good enough for taking pictures of people?
with a flash, you should be okay.
and is the 18mm focal length sufficient for group shots, etc.
would a sb600 vs a sb800 be a big diff?
dunno, I'm a Canon guy so I don't have experience with the Nikon flashes.
from what I've read it seems the only major difference is that the s800 has a commander mode...I just bought a s600 today
Group shots, yes. But for portrait, the f2.8 is ideal to get better looking bokeh. Just get the cheap but fantastic 50mm f/1.8 for $99 and you're set.
The SB600 is more than enough flash for you right now.
i have the 50 and that focal range is pretty useless for club photog. imho
You mean like, in dance clubs?
i use a rebel xt, tokina 12-24, and 430ex with soft box (direct flash). 18mm should be fine.
shit, the on-board flash would do just fine for most of these shots. several of the NapkinNights photographers in SD just use a 300d, kit lens and onboard flash for their photos. you don't NEED the f/2.8, just tone down the flash and you'll be fine.
The iTTL flash on the D80 should do wonders for exposure. You might want to look into a flash diffuser for the SB-600 if you find it too harsh, or if the ceiling is low enough, you could look into diffusing it off the roof.
Onboard flash won't go wide enough to cover the 12-24
you use it for close up shots
play a bit with the light..sometimes I set the ISO at 400 ant the speed at about 60..that way the background shows up better on the pictures..helps the pictures say a lot more.
That shit looks retarded @ 10mm
yeah... i am considering picking up a 12-24 also.. will the f/4 speed affect my images?
the fastest shutterspeed I will get is 1/200 anyways right?