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dmbpettit
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Nov 19, 2009 13:56 |  #1

Has anyone used a flash connected to the camera using a short pc cord and hand carried to create more dynamic light?


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Nov 19, 2009 15:20 |  #2

Yes. You can use the Canon off shoe cord 2 (or 3?) if you want to retain ETTL.


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Nov 19, 2009 15:21 |  #3

Has anyone done this at a wedding reception?


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Nov 19, 2009 15:37 |  #4

Its much easier to put it on a bracket, but sure. The biggest problem you have is holding the camera steady while you "aim" your flash at arms length. Agree with Tim, get a ocf cord so you can retain ettl, especially if you are at the ever changing conditions you encounter at a wedding reception.




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Nov 19, 2009 15:39 |  #5

When I said yes I meant some people do it - not me. I don't do it at all, it's awkward and means you only have one hand free for the camera.

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