We are back with another great Ask The Guys episode. We received a great question from John Langevin of John Langevin Photography out of Mississippi. John is a real estate photographer looking to upgrade his gear as he takes this on full time. He asks what gear is necessary as a beginner, and then as you transition to a more intermediate shooter, then an advanced shooter.
Rich and Brian discuss tripods, geared heads, lenses, lighting and tethering. There is LOTS of gear talk in this episode so if that is your thing, hop on board now!!
What’s the name of the photographer that you mentioned who shoots exclusively with the 24-70? Would love to see his/her work.
James, Larry Arnal.We will have him o a future episode.
Awesome! I’m familiar with Larry’s work. Man, there is a lot of talent in the Toronto area. Larry, Brandon Barré, Barry MacKenzie. There must be something in the water up in Canada! Lol.
It’s nice to hear someone else say the round AD200 head is less powerful than the standard Freznel head included with it, because that’s been my experience too, and honestly cant tell much of a difference in output from a speedlight if that round head is installed.
With ceiling bounces, and especially shooting flambient I don’t think the pattern of light is really much important at all since we are using the ambient layer to “erase” hot spots. I’d rather have max output from a small form factor, and the more I use the AD200 the more I’m convinced that is with the Freznel head.
Plus, as Rich pointed out, the round head makes it bigger and more difficult to fit in one’s kit.