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Did Canon just change the game with the new 470EX-AI ?

 
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Mar 05, 2018 12:25 as a reply to  @ post 18578150 |  #31

Just walk around with a 4x8 sheet of polywall glued to your jacket and viola, instant white back wall for the flash to aim at! So what if you look like a walking toaster strudel? :D


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Mar 06, 2018 00:17 as a reply to  @ post 18577956 |  #32

I can't imagine needing such a gimmicky flash. I'll stick to my three 600EX-RT units. One thing I wanted to say about the "ambient versus speedlight" debate is...there really is no debate. Shooting ambient light is certainly not the same as 'natural' light because there isn't a camera yet made that can match the dynamic range our eyes are able to process. Ironically, those who use fill-light, or other light modifications, are actually making their photos look more realistic, not less. Shooting ambient-only means the photographer has to choose between exposing for highlights or exposing for shadows.


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Mar 06, 2018 09:32 |  #33

You guys joke but back in the 80's I had a friend that did event photos with a bare bulb flash mounted on a hard hat. Looked a bit goofy but yielded great results.

Of course us noobs just dialed our flashes to purple and called it good :)


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One thing I wanted to say about the "ambient versus speedlight" debate is...there really is no debate. Shooting ambient light is certainly not the same as 'natural' light because there isn't a camera yet made that can match the dynamic range our eyes are able to process.

The real dynamic range of the eye actually is rather limited...about 14-15 stops. That figure is the estimate when the eye has no time for 'accomodation'. The dynamic range is much greater when longer term accommodation is allowed for. We can see (something) at illuminance levels from about 10^-4 lux (dark night) up to 10^5 lux (full sunlight) so one might say the range is 10^9 (= 30 stops). But, it doesn’t use that range all at once. For example, at the lowest levels of light, it may take your eyes about 20 minutes to adjust and actually see in the dimmest light! When you go thru basic training, there is a session that teaches soldiers about accommodation for night vision, and what can almost instantaneously destroy that accommodation for low light, and then you have to readjust to low light. It is the reason that dashboards have amber lighting, it is less destructive than white dash lighting.


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