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Oct 31, 2012 12:40 |  #1

Hi guys, do you usually bring an external flash (e.g. 580EX) with you when you travel overseas? Especially for those camera without built-in flash.

Other than planned photo shoot (e.g. stroblist, etc.), I seldom use flash in normal photo shoot. As such, I'm planning not to bring a flash for my coming trip.

Comment and advise are welcome.

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Oct 31, 2012 14:53 |  #2

I've not brought it on trips so far, but I might start doing so as part of my resolution to try and use it more in general. Still, I wouldn't bring an external flash if it meant I couldn't bring something else I could potentially use more (such as a telephoto lens).


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Oct 31, 2012 16:32 |  #3

Depends on where overseas, and what interests you. If it is old Europe (it is overseas for me), I never take the flash with me. I shoot everything of interest - old buildings, streets, markets, churches, etc. - during the daytime. Flashes are almost always banned inside the museums, and useless in large buildings such as cathedrals. Basically, it is just extra weight.


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Nov 01, 2012 01:37 |  #4

Apricane wrote in post #15191601 (external link)
I've not brought it on trips so far, but I might start doing so as part of my resolution to try and use it more in general. Still, I wouldn't bring an external flash if it meant I couldn't bring something else I could potentially use more (such as a telephoto lens).

Thanks Apricane. I agreed with you that I should bring something that I could potentially use more.


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Nov 01, 2012 01:39 |  #5

Lbsimon wrote in post #15191946 (external link)
Depends on where overseas, and what interests you. If it is old Europe (it is overseas for me), I never take the flash with me. I shoot everything of interest - old buildings, streets, markets, churches, etc. - during the daytime. Flashes are almost always banned inside the museums, and useless in large buildings such as cathedrals. Basically, it is just extra weight.

Thanks Lbsimon. I might be shooting in the street most of the time, I guess bringing a external flash just put extra weight on me. I do agreed that many places do not allow flash photography.


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Nov 10, 2012 12:18 |  #6

The posters are correct that most interior locations including museums do not allow flash, in fact, some do not permit cameras.
I carry my 35L f/1.4 for interiors. Tripods are usually not permitted either, but you can get creative and use door sills, etc., to brace against.


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Nov 13, 2012 10:31 |  #7

KCMO Al wrote in post #15230046 (external link)
The posters are correct that most interior locations including museums do not allow flash, in fact, some do not permit cameras.
I carry my 35L f/1.4 for interiors. Tripods are usually not permitted either, but you can get creative and use door sills, etc., to brace against.

Thank you for the advise.


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Dec 27, 2012 08:29 |  #8

I generally do not, but was saved when a friend loaned me his in a cave on Easter Island. I now try to squeeze one in if I can.


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Dec 29, 2012 23:18 as a reply to  @ zeitgeist's post |  #9

Only if I'm seeing family, otherwise I don't bother either.


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Jan 05, 2013 05:27 |  #10

Always brought it.

Never used it.

Don't bring it anymore.


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Jan 05, 2013 05:35 |  #11
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i always use 1 560ex and a pair of wireless triggers for me. Was always used during the many times i've driven across america, and not for people portrait purposes.

Allows for a lot of creativity and really brings out a photo


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Jan 08, 2013 19:27 |  #12

KCMO Al wrote in post #15230046 (external link)
but you can get creative and use door sills, etc., to brace against.

I tried bracing myself against a Rembrandt once... Apparently it is not allowed.


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Jan 08, 2013 20:01 |  #13

I'd hate to go somewhere without a flash.


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Jan 08, 2013 21:07 |  #14

Tiberius47 wrote in post #15463580 (external link)
I'd hate to go somewhere without a flash.

I'm the same way. I bring my flash everywhere.




  
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Jan 08, 2013 21:16 |  #15

frugivore wrote in post #15463878 (external link)
I'm the same way. I bring my flash everywhere.

And what do you do with it in a museum?


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