If you want to take your flash photography one step further, the next thing to get is a secondary slave unit that fires off simultaneously with your main flash. Why? Because a single flash unit often won’t suffice to illuminate a whole scene. However, since a good speedlight easily sets you back $100 plus, you may not want to shell out that money right away. That’s okay, though, because Impact lighting is now featuring a new series of slave flashes that come in at less than $30 each.
Manufacturer Impact has given strobists a choice of three models with two variations each. The smallest and cheapest of the bunch–the SF-DTW24–is a dome like mini flash that can be set up to fire away at the ceiling and a 180° radius around itself, or can be tilted 45° to direct its output at a room corner or more directly at the subject. The SF-DSXN40 and 70 models looks like old Minox spy cameras and come with their own stand as well as a hot shoe mount. And finally, the models SF-AE56 and 80 can be screwed into a standard household lamp fixture or E26 socket. Yes, you can mount them to your lamp on the ceiling and have them fire off simultaneously with you master unit.
The SF-AE56 and 80 units are powered by the fixture they’re scewed into, while the other units run on regular AA batteries. These awesome little slave flashes are available now at B&H Photo and retail for prices ranging between US-$ 16.95 and US-$ 27.95. Now there isn’t really any reason not to get a secondary slave flash unit, is there?
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