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Jan 05, 2010 14:39 |  #1

I was walking around yesterday, it was slightly cloudy. I set the flash exposure down to -1, and then started shooting stuff with it, and I'm amazed. The pictures came out stunning. I'll post some in a few. (hours, or minutes.. depends).


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Jan 05, 2010 14:48 |  #2

Neither of my 2 DSLRs have pop up flashes. I think that pop-up flashes are evil, but without a doubt, there are times where they can be life savers.


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Jan 05, 2010 14:56 as a reply to TaDa's post |  #3

Outside is about the only place the pop-up flash is useful. Provided you don't need HSS and are within range of the flash. It's still a little too close to the lens axis.




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Jan 05, 2010 15:17 |  #4

Pop up flash works fine indoors as well. I forgot both my flashes and all I had was the popup. It's only a snapshot, but the pop up did just fine bounced off the ceiling.

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Jan 05, 2010 15:19 as a reply to gjl711's post |  #5

^ What did you use to get the light onto the ceiling?




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Jan 05, 2010 15:47 as a reply to egordon99's post |  #6

Underhood and undercarriage shots for fill with a XTi. The camera's popup flash added light where needed to even up illumination in shadow.

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The popup flash also was very valuable when a late-running day event became a night event and extra light was needed.

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Jan 05, 2010 16:32 |  #7

It's great in a pinch-

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Jan 05, 2010 17:27 |  #8

egordon99 wrote in post #9330696external link
^ What did you use to get the light onto the ceiling?

Folded index card and a piece of scotch tape. Give me a few and I can post a pic.


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Jan 05, 2010 18:44 |  #9

Took a quick snap of the setup. It's not hard to re-create. Not ideal but better than direct flash and better than no flash.

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Jan 05, 2010 19:09 |  #10

Although not a popup, this was a 580EXII fired directly at the model

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Jan 05, 2010 21:04 |  #11

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Jan 05, 2010 23:15 as a reply to kitacanon's post |  #12

I don't have any example pics but I just found a guide on the internet how to use an old 35mm film container as a pop up flash diffuser. You just need to cut a narrow section along the container just bigger than the depth of your flash and then slide it over your flash. (the clear coloured ones)

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Jan 05, 2010 23:18 |  #13

awesome flim container DIY. I guess film is good for something :)


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Jan 06, 2010 14:33 as a reply to Erik_L's post |  #14

I took this one with the pop up flash and a film container as a diffuser.

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Jan 07, 2010 16:02 |  #15

gordon67 wrote in post #9337980external link
I took this one with the pop up flash and a film container as a diffuser.

Fujifilm or Agfa .. and how many stops do you lose if you leave the film in the container ?


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