Ab Beginner Bee, cyber syncs, reflectors. Opinions?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by MattSepeta, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. MattSepeta macrumors 65816


    Jul 9, 2009
    375th St. Y
    I asked a pretty vague question a few days back that got no responses (not surprised) about a studio setup.

    I now have it very narrowed down.

    I have a canon 420ex that I want to start using in a studio in my house.

    I am planning on investing in the following to accompany it.

    -2x cyber sync recievers
    -1x cyber sync CST transmitter
    -1 Ab beginner Bee light kit with B800 and stand, umbrella
    -1 extra stand for the canon flash
    -1 60" photogenic eclipse umbrella for the canon or the AB
    -1 5 in 1 wescott reflector
    -1 extra stand for reflector
    -any cold shoe mounts I need, or attachments I may need to get everything connected.

    Does anyone have any experience with the cyber syncs attached to both a AB and a speedlight?

    Does anyone have any better recommendations then what I have put together?

    My budget is around $800, with everything I listed coming in at around $790.

    Thanks :)
  2. toxic macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    - I seriously doubt a 420ex, or most hotshoe flashes, can fill a 60" umbrella, so you better be using that on the AB
    - sell the 420ex and get something with manual flash capability.
    - get a rectangular reflector, don't waste your time with circular ones
    - I don't have personal experience, but Cybersyncs should work fine with your flash
    - I would rather buy a Calumet Genesis 400 kit. it uses an Elinchrom mount, so if you're serious or become more serious about your lighting, you can just upgrade the monolight and keep your modifiers.

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