Another option is the Westcott FJ80. It is a great flash for use at events, weddings and other situations where the flash needs to be mounted on the camera's hot shoe.
It can be outfitted as an off-camera flash with some additional purchases. It also works with the Westcott FJ-X2m Universal Wireless Trigger.
This is a great option if you do not have an on-camera flash.
Why am I pushing these so hard? The meter and flash are essential tools - so it would be helpful to have them in your hands while you are learning how to navigate around them. You will be able to put these tools to work for you right away, and they will be with you as your career grows.
Pre-order From Arlington Camera
Some of you already know that Texas School presents a great buying opportunity with Arlington Camera which is the major sponsor of the school. Their discounts combined with manufacturer incentives make this week one of the best weeks to buy professional equipment. Arlington Camera is the official equipment supplier to the school and they have agreed to let me pre-order these meters and flashes for people in my class. They will deliver them to class first thing Monday morning.
Pre-ordering saves you and me a ton of time and you will not have to miss class time to stand in line!!! You do not have to buy from them - you can support your own local camera store if you prefer...but please bring them to class on the first day. That is when I am going to be teaching you how to use them.
There is no sales tax on professional photography equipment if you have your sales tax permit. Those of you from Texas will have the Texas application in your class workbook - just tell them you have applied for it. Those of you outside Texas can order from Arlington Camera tax free (across state lines).
Please note, I do not receive any commissions or compensation from the sale of any of the equipment you purchase at Arlington Camera or at Texas School. I am simply trying to make things easy for you!
If you have any questions about a flash or a meter that you already own, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To pre-order, simply CLICK HERE and print out the page and fax it to Arlington Camera. They will have your order and receipt ready for you in class at Texas School on Monday morning.
Our point of contact at Arlington Camera is Melanie. She can be reached during business hours at 817-261-8131.
Deep breaths! Relax, and know that I am working hard to get you off on the right foot!
E-mail me if I have scared you!