Originally posted by csolomon1:
Ok so i have done some small searches for the subject, didnt see it, So I am new and trying to move to the lighting level, This maybe personal preference but if one person had a choice between a canon 580ex like the newest canon hotshoe and a gary fong sphere vs a aleinbee 800 kit package which would worrk best for all purpose, ex outdoors portrait and indoors, and just all around use, I need something to be strong enough to over power the sun for fill am i right would the canon 580 be enough since its more portable? please let me know what you all think
In general, a speedlight like a 580 brings versatility, while a strobe like an Alienbee brings power. Unless you have a battery or a rigged-up generator, the Alienbee isn't portable (it needs to be plugged in). However, a 580 will have more trouble overpowering the sun (though it is possible--you just need to be creative to do so).