Posts Tagged ‘Sunpak 522’

Light play with the Sunpak

Friday, December 7th, 2012


Played around with the Sunpak 522 off camera for the first time as a second optical slave light source to my Canon 580 EX II.  I did not do any post shoot editing for the images above.

I really like the power that the Sunpak provides, along with the fine tuning of it’s manual controls.  My Grandpa certainly maintained his camera gear well!

I started off with the aperture wide open at f/1.8 and then gradually brought it down to f/22.  The Sunpak was left of frame bounced off a warm reflector above frame.  The 580 EX II was on camera with a warm diffuser and angled at the scene.  The image with the hard shadow, well I changed the angle of the Sunpak with the reflector right of frame.

As I brought down the aperture, I also lengthened the shutter speed and increased the flash output slightly on both.

The Sunpak is working

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

The old reliable Sunpak 522 from my Grandpa’s day on it’s bracket with the optical slave SYK-4 from Cowboy Studio and Sunpak to PC cable from Adorama.


Apparently the SYK-4 has a memory too.  I didn’t have the cord on all the way initially, fired a few shots and noticed no flash from the Sunpak.  Secured the cable properly and it fired off a round of flashes.


From across the room, trigger is my 580EX on camera and bounced off the ceiling at 1/8. 50mm lens


I should add I did now editing of any images, this all just what I got with the light.


Below, two shots.  First, too much power.  Second, just about right.  My first shots with two flashes since Thanksgiving and using Erik aka EJK Photography’s extra flash.


Too bright


Better light…again, I’ll say this is only the light…no image editing aside from compression, RAW to JPG.