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Jun 05, 2009 22:30 |  #1

So I borrowed a flash from a friend and i'm using it tomorrow inside a church. Natural light comes in occasions and also the lights inside it, in few words, it is well illuminated, for the human eye. I just want to know basic stuff or what can you recommend me to configure in a 580 EXII and a 40D. Just one day and i'm done with it, so how can I use it? Don't have time to catch up with the guides :S, please help me hehe


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Jun 05, 2009 23:08 |  #2

make yourself a quick flash diffuser, and shoot on program mode, TTL. If you are not experienced, there is not much time for you to practice.

check this link http://super.nova.org/​DPR//DIY01/ (external link)

Hope it helps, you are in a tight spot with only a few hours to get the hang of it.

Do you have a flash bracket?


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Jun 05, 2009 23:09 |  #3

here is another link with a slightly different design. the best material to use is the white craft foam from the hobby store.

should cost you about 50 cents for a sheet.

http://forums.dpreview​.com …rum=1025&messag​e=18497665 (external link)


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Jun 05, 2009 23:15 |  #4

MikeMcL wrote in post #8058776 (external link)
here is another link with a slightly different design. the best material to use is the white craft foam from the hobby store.

should cost you about 50 cents for a sheet.

http://forums.dpreview​.com …rum=1025&messag​e=18497665 (external link)

Hmmm... they also lend me a garyfong diffuser, not sure if that helps


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Jun 05, 2009 23:31 |  #5

I would suggest you practice fast and hard if you really want to use it.

Some sort of diffuser would help - www.abetterbouncecard.​com (external link) is something you can make at home that works quite well.

Otherwise I would suggest the flash in ETTL, camera in manual. Meter for the ambient and let the flash fill in - adjust the flash with FEC.


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Jun 05, 2009 23:33 |  #6

Javiert92 wrote in post #8058804 (external link)
Hmmm... they also lend me a garyfong diffuser, not sure if that helps

The Gary Fong diffuser will not help if the ceiling is high, the walls are too far away, or the color or either is not white.


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Jun 06, 2009 00:22 |  #7

Titus213 wrote in post #8058863 (external link)
I would suggest you practice fast and hard if you really want to use it.

Some sort of diffuser would help - www.abetterbouncecard.​com (external link) is something you can make at home that works quite well.

Otherwise I would suggest the flash in ETTL, camera in manual. Meter for the ambient and let the flash fill in - adjust the flash with FEC.

What's FEC? Were can I adjust that?


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Jun 06, 2009 00:38 |  #8

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What's FEC? Were can I adjust that?

Leave the flash home! :lol:


Flash Exposure Compensation. It can be adjusted from the camera.


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Titus213 wrote in post #8059069 (external link)
Leave the flash home! :lol:


Flash Exposure Compensation. It can be adjusted from the camera.

hehehe, hey it is waaay better than the camera flash, so i'll use it anyways haha

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Jun 06, 2009 01:17 |  #10

FEC will adjust the flash up or down from the point it thinks would be proper exposure - the Evaluative part of ETTL. Make sure there is no FEC set on the flash as I believe that will take precedence over anything you set on the camera. If there is return it to 0. I can't help you with the specifics of the 580EX II but there may be a manual online at Canon.


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