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Hey, may I please have some advice on if I should buy a SB-910 or a Quantum flash, prob the T5dr.
I'm looking to be able to shoot like Ellen Von Unwerth, who I really like. I actually posted about it a while ago as she was using a beauty dish a lot for her shots. However, since I do a lot of video work I wanted to go continuous + flash so I'm ready for video also.
Turns out Ellen also does a lot of video so seems to be using HMI's and various fresnels to have a spotlight-ish effect and then uses the flash on top of that for the pop.
I've got the fresnel sorted from my video stuff so now I'm looking to buy a flash to help me out.
As I shoot a D800E I believe I am either going to buy a SB-910 or the Quantum T5dr. Turns out Ellen uses the Quantum, as you can see in the below videos, looks to me like T5dr.
Now, I'm sure part of why she uses this is so she can plug the Quantum into any camera, and that appeals to a degree as I do shoot with a Contax G2 sometimes, but it's not my main thought.
My main look is simply for the look of the images - the light as it were.
Going SB-910 is handy, gives ttl, is cheaper and will probably be fine. I can either use then on a bracket or with something like a Chimera Octa 2 for example and that'd be handy.
However, as I said I'm interested in the light quality above anything else. So I'm curious whether y'all feel the Quantums would more give the light I want, as I said Ellen either uses a Beauty Dish typically or the Quantums with the reflector. I'm conscious of the Speedlights giving a different type of light, difference spread etc.
Or if you feel it's all much of muchness and really unless I'm swapping cameras it won't really matter what I use.
Thanks for any advice in advance!