Personally, I will be using this head (along with a second one) for macro photography. In the image that you can see below they are mounted on a macro flash bracket and a D810 with Sigma 150mm F/2.8 OS. This post will be about my impressions of the flash as I've only had a couple of weeks to play with it, however I will cover the flash fully in a later post and the set-up as a whole in a another review too.
Out of Box Impressions
- GN 32 (Iso-100)
- 5-second recycle time (NiMH)
- Powered by 2 AAs
- Tilts –7° to 90°
- Swivels 60° left, 90° right
- TTL, manual and stroboscopic modes
- Optical slave S1/S2
- LCD control panel
- LED modelling lamp
- Dimensions: 110 x 65 x 36mm
The best feature in my opinion (as they are being used for macro photography) is that there is an LED modelling lamp. Incredibly useful for focussing in dark and close-up situations, I don't really see how much use it would be for your everyday shooting or portrait shooting; as the likelihood is, if you need a modelling light for your work, you have more powerful lights for this specific purpose. Also they will be quite demanding on the battery life. The picture below was taken with just the modelling lights. I found that whilst in slave mode, the LED modelling light won't turn off and fire the flash when you take a picture, instead you simply have the full power modelling light - which is not adjustable by the way...
The flash is quite moveable/flexible - by which I mean it has a 90 degree up and down tilt and about 160-170 degree left-right swivel. The last thing to mention is that all of the buttons have good feedback; it's not a huge deal but it's nice to not be unsure about whether or not you actually pressed the button.
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