Think ahead ... you are going to be at this for awhile
Well, you have t know I'm using the flash units for the equipment shots you guys view in a lot of my postings. Flash has always been my enemy in photography. I suspect it is for a lot of people, but when the sun hits the deck for the night ... or you are trapped indoors ... you are kind of screwed. The flash has to come out.
Originally Posted by dr4gon
Personally, since you are deciding on your FIRST flash ... I'd spend the extra cash for the HVL-F58AM, instead of the cheaper '42.
You really need to practice with the big horse for a while, plus it will offer positional control that you just cannot get from the '42. I would willingly trade in my HVL-F56AM & my HVL-F36AM flashes for that one flash, it is so flexible and powerful. :cool: