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#1 MrWild

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 10:48 AM

I have the yongnuo yn685TTL and I am looking to use a multi flash system for wildlife and pet photography. Any suggestions on what I should get? I was thinking the 622 tx controller and another 685. I want to use it to light up the subject and blackout the background.

#2 David Pavlich

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 11:41 AM

I have the whole kit 'n kaboodle; a 565 and two 568s with remote triggers and the 622 for the camera's hotshoe.   I only use the stuff occasionally, but it has never failed.

 

Having said that, my son, the wedding photographer, tried the same basic setup, but because of his heavy use, they overheated and shut down.  But, that was with the 5 series.  The 6 series may have overcome the foible.

 

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 07:30 PM

So this is my plan for the flash and for kingfishers  :-) 

 

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 03:08 AM

I don't have any experience with using flash to light wildlife, but wouldn't a 44 inch octobox make it harder to get close to wildlife without scaring them off? If the lenscoat camo helps significantly, I would expect a giant white disk would do the opposite.



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 04:58 AM

I have used flash on birds which seemed not to bother them at all, however that they were visiting feeders where they probably were regulars may have played a part...?

 

Also remember many years ago of seeing wonderful owl pictures where the pose was as if coming into land with wings wide opened then I read sometime later that the photographer had set up flash(es?) at the entry to the nest be that a hole in the side of a barn or whatever.... can only imagine what that did to the owls..???  Seem also to remember that the photographer lost an eye to an owl, whether urban myth or true, I do not know, but if one googles around a bit there may be some record think it was in the seventies..  



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 05:48 AM

I don't have any experience with using flash to light wildlife, but wouldn't a 44 inch octobox make it harder to get close to wildlife without scaring them off? If the lenscoat camo helps significantly, I would expect a giant white disk would do the opposite.

 

The flash box will be for zoo animals that I work with and for dog photography, however I may try and set up a remote flash in my backyard :-)   ...  Geedee, the flash is ok for animals in the daytime and at nighttime it is ok for some. It is better at night to have a dimmer light that can gradually get brighter and use that with or with a flash for fill.  






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