I need advice on acquiring a brighter flash, or a flash with brightness that I can control.
I have been used to 35mm for years, shooting on 400 - 800ASA with apertures as large as 1.8. This has allowed me to optimise shooting for flash (I can stop down if needed).
With the Polaroid I am using 100ASA film and the largest apertures are 4.7 (on the standard lens) and 5.6 (on the wide angle).
I have a lightmeter to double check the settings but for my recent test shots I am stood as close to the subject as possible.
So. I need a flash that has a PC sync cable option and the ability to diffuse light if possible (I assume diffused light is not as bright as direct flash light).
I want to be able to stand further from the subject, shoot at smaller apertures with increased brightness.
One colleague said not to invest too much as he has fried a couple of his flashes.
If you need more information please let me know.
Thanks in advance. Luke