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Feb 22, 2008 12:39 |  #16

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Thank you .... I will try tonight ....

when you set the exp to 1/125 using flash, what does the built-in exposure meter shows? mine show severe underexposure (30D/430EX, set to manual)


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Feb 22, 2008 15:28 as a reply to  @ michvin's post |  #17

That is confusing to me as well ... when I use a shutter speed of 125 to 200 at ISO 200 I the camera meters at a large aperture 1.2 - 1.8 even though I am using the 580 EX. (Indoors, during the day with available window light).




  
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Feb 22, 2008 15:56 |  #18

msurdin wrote in post #4973488 (external link)
That is confusing to me as well ... when I use a shutter speed of 125 to 200 at ISO 200 I the camera meters at a large aperture 1.2 - 1.8 even though I am using the 580 EX. (Indoors, during the day with available window light).

You're using Tv? I read somewhere that two best modes to use with flash (I am a beginner, please remember that), are P or M.


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Feb 22, 2008 16:22 as a reply to  @ michvin's post |  #19

When set to P I get 60 at 4.0 (ISO 200). Earlier post suggested setting to higher shutter speed but then I would have to shoot at 1.8 in the same setting.




  
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Feb 22, 2008 16:25 |  #20

msurdin wrote in post #4973855 (external link)
When set to P I get 60 at 4.0 (ISO 200). Earlier post suggested setting to higher shutter speed but then I would have to shoot at 1.8 in the same setting.

do you use FEL?


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Feb 22, 2008 16:31 as a reply to  @ michvin's post |  #21

I don't think so ... not sure what it is.




  
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Feb 22, 2008 16:33 |  #22

msurdin wrote in post #4973925 (external link)
I don't think so ... not sure what it is.

Flash exposure lock the (*) button. Fires a flash and remembers exposure. Try it on P


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Feb 22, 2008 16:36 as a reply to  @ michvin's post |  #23

after using FEP on P ... then do you change the settings before taking the actual photograph.




  
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Feb 22, 2008 16:38 |  #24

msurdin wrote in post #4973965 (external link)
after using FEP on P ... then do you change the settings before taking the actual photograph.

nope. just shoot. Try it out, you might like the results


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Feb 22, 2008 16:39 as a reply to  @ michvin's post |  #25

Will do ... thanks.




  
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Feb 24, 2008 06:04 |  #26

At f 1.2 not much is in focus anyway. 1/50sec will probably have some blur also. Set to AV mode up to ISO 800 and your fstop till your shutter is around 1/125 and shoot.:)
I think I got it right...without a flash I have anyhow;)


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