mike_foyle wrote in post #16110067
Personally I think if you are worried about missing the built in flash, you're not ready for the 5D iii.
Built in flash is something that you should stay away from at all costs unless you want to cast nasty, flat, hard light all over your subjects. The 5D iii will allow you to shoot at much higher ISO negating the need for flash in many situations. But also, using a ttl bounce flash and bouncing off a white wall or ceiling will massively improve your photography. The lack of flash in this camera is not a limitation it's an insurance policy against getting bad photos!
Also most good lenses, especially with a hood mounted, block half of the on board flash from reaching your subject, resulting in a half lit photo! Seriously - avoid at all costs. I know it can be nice for convenient outdoor fill but I think you'll find the high iso sufficient to compensate for that in low light and if it's an important photo for a serious shoot, use off camera fill from a speedlite.
Sorry, but this is complete BS.
I'm not ready for a 5DIII because I like to use my onboard flash for outdoor fill??
High ISO does NOT negate the need for fill flash. Used properly, you shouldn't be able to tell that a flash was even used. If it's obvious in your photos that you are using flash, you're doing it wrong.
When I like to travel light, I don't want to haul a bag of lenses and speedlights with me. I want something like the 5D3 with a fast prime, like the Sigma 35A or 40mm pancake, and a built-in popup flash, dialed back -2/3 to -1 2/3, depending on the light, simply to fill in shadows under eyes and the like.
Just because you don't know how, or have any desire to use it- doesn't mean that everyone else should "stay away from it at all costs".