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Jun 01, 2009 16:51 |  #1

Ok This might be a stupid question since I've never used a ring flash, but I do shoot a little basketball with my 40D and 85 F1.8.I've wondered if useing a ring flash would eliminate the shadows I sometimes get using a Canon 430EX flashgun.Also would it effect the flash shutter speed?Has anyone tryed useing one? I'd love to see any examples if someone has any.
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Jun 01, 2009 17:00 |  #2

Do you aim your 430EX directly at the athletes, or bounce it off a wall behind you? Bouncing it properly should decrease the shadows quite a bit.

As to the ring flash, I can't answer since I don't have one. I just know that when I bounce my flash off the ceiling (a bit difficult in gyms) or the wall behind me, I don't really see any shadows.


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Jun 01, 2009 18:09 |  #3

You will still have the same shadow problems with that setup.


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Jun 01, 2009 19:02 |  #4

you probably won't have much reach with a ring flash anyway... unmodified bounce would be your best bet. what lens are you using?


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Jun 01, 2009 19:08 |  #5

The gym I mostly shoot at has a ledge right behind the basket in the wall making any bounce flash very difficult.I just thought that maybe using a ring flash(crazy idea) would help with the shadows.
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