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Using a Canon ML-3 Macrolighit Flash

 
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Jun 29, 2012 15:43 |  #1

i got a Canon T2i and i just got a 50mm 1.8 for starters. i also just won a Canon macrolite 3 and i was wondering if i'll need an adapter or anything? if $47 bucks a good deal for a ML-3?

mine is just like this.

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Update: i recieved it today and when i try to use all the pictures are way too over exposed. i can't figure out how to turn the flash down a little bit, ugh i still haven't read the manual.



  
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Jun 30, 2012 07:24 |  #2

I don't have a clue about the flash. If it has an ETTL mode, try it. If not, try to work out how to manually set the power. Manual flash is easy enough, so long as you're not in a hurry. Pretty much just set your exposure, take a shot, adjust flash power to achieve desired result.


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Nov 05, 2012 07:14 |  #3

There are not manual settings if I remember right (on the flash itself), so the only way to use the ML-series of ring flashes is to use all manual on the body, and like tim said... adjust as necessary.


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Dec 29, 2012 16:46 |  #4

Hello. I have that exact same flash, and I love it, but it will only fire at full power. There is no solution to that.

Even if you use the fastest shutter possible, the smallest aperture possible, and the lowest ISO possible, you would still get overexposed pictures. Yes, it is that powerful.

Some people have come up with ways to power it down, like simply covering half of each of the xenon tubes with black tape and adding another paper layer to diffuse the remaining light. This halves the amount of light and I guess still works even though I haven't tried it yet.

My solution has been to use a variable ND filter to stop down the light. It's a very tricky and annoying process because you would then not really see what you're focusing at unless its a fixed object.

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