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    Guys.... i am quite confused.... How do i know and check what kind of external flash is suitable for FZ20?

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    Hi... You can check out this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natnivek
    Hi... You can check out this thread.
    hey natnivek,

    din u go PLUG ?? or now studying at home ??

    Stress Man @ work... :bigeyes:

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3nn3th03
    hey natnivek,

    din u go PLUG ?? or now studying at home ??

    Nope... Went for class in the morning till late afternoon. Was thinking of dropping by PLUG but came down with a flu... Must be the weather.
    You didn't go also ah?

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    I got confused after i read the thread... cos i just got a emoblitz 280AZ from MS for less then $50..... and it can work with FZ20 but will it harm the camera in long run?

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    Quote Originally Posted by natnivek
    Nope... Went for class in the morning till late afternoon. Was thinking of dropping by PLUG but came down with a flu... Must be the weather.
    You didn't go also ah?
    work leh..

    told JD liao..

    haiz..
    Stress Man @ work... :bigeyes:

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    Got question here bout flash..

    @ wat is bounce card? how it function? where can get it? how much? same with disffuser?

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    ill help abit,if im wrong some 1 pls correct me

    difusser is like to make the flash less strong,such as covering it ,well lets say with socks maybe :P

    bounce card is as the name implies,used to bounce the flash,better explaination gotta wait for the old birds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reno
    I got confused after i read the thread... cos i just got a emoblitz 280AZ from MS for less then $50..... and it can work with FZ20 but will it harm the camera in long run?
    You will need to check the trigger voltage. For flashes, particularly those older model where they were used for film, are typically come with very high trigger voltage.

    If you are refering to one of those, then it will BBQ your digital camera. FZ10 and FZ20 external flash should not have trigger voltage that is more than 20v. Check your FZ manual...it is stated in there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fz5
    Got question here bout flash..

    @ wat is bounce card? how it function? where can get it? how much? same with disffuser?
    Bounce card is a piece of whiteboard cut in the size where it can be hold on top of your external flash, so that it can bounce the light from the flash.

    Diffuser a.k.a. omni bounce is a plastic cover that covers on top of your flash.

    Both serves similar and yet different purposes.

    Omni bounce can be easilt obtained in camera shops, while bounce card can self made...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimDavis
    Bounce card is a piece of whiteboard cut in the size where it can be hold on top of your external flash, so that it can bounce the light from the flash.

    Diffuser a.k.a. omni bounce is a plastic cover that covers on top of your flash.

    Both serves similar and yet different purposes.

    Omni bounce can be easilt obtained in camera shops, while bounce card can self made...
    I have clear info from you.

    Anyway we use bounce flash cos wanna cover the whole area of the light right? and we use omni bounce to make the flash less strong.

    Anyway, if we use bounce flash with the black ceiling, wat color will be bounce to the area? black?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimDavis
    You will need to check the trigger voltage. For flashes, particularly those older model where they were used for film, are typically come with very high trigger voltage.

    If you are refering to one of those, then it will BBQ your digital camera. FZ10 and FZ20 external flash should not have trigger voltage that is more than 20v. Check your FZ manual...it is stated in there...
    I notice this emoblitz 280AZ does not state the triggering voltage... but how do i check it? i could not find the website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fz5
    I have clear info from you.

    Anyway we use bounce flash cos wanna cover the whole area of the light right? and we use omni bounce to make the flash less strong.

    Anyway, if we use bounce flash with the black ceiling, wat color will be bounce to the area? black?
    Bounce cards are used in places where there is wall or ceiling, or ceiling and walls too far or high, where nothing to bounce. Bouncing helps to soften the flash, to allow for more natural skin tones, and definitions, same for omnibounce, or diffusers.

    If you bounce on black surface or dark surface, the effects of the flash are reduced a lot more, and hence can result in under-exposed shots.
    RH

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    For bounce card, the size of it also affect the exposure. If you are using the bounce card to take a group of people, the two far end will be so of under. As such, try to aviod taking a big group with bounce.

    Cheers
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reno
    I notice this emoblitz 280AZ does not state the triggering voltage... but how do i check it? i could not find the website.
    I remember one of the very old thread here actually pointed us to a web site to check...maybe you would want to do a search?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimDavis
    I remember one of the very old thread here actually pointed us to a web site to check...maybe you would want to do a search?
    issit? ok.. i will do a search....

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    Here's the site for trigger voltage in certain flash

    http://www.botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Teoh
    For bounce card, the size of it also affect the exposure. If you are using the bounce card to take a group of people, the two far end will be so of under. As such, try to aviod taking a big group with bounce.

    Cheers
    John
    I was trying to make my own bounce card and was advised by a friend to have at least two colours on each side of the card. White and Gold. The gold side is supposed to be better for portrait shots and will generally give a warmer feel to your pic. What do you guys think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by natnivek
    I was trying to make my own bounce card and was advised by a friend to have at least two colours on each side of the card. White and Gold. The gold side is supposed to be better for portrait shots and will generally give a warmer feel to your pic. What do you guys think?
    Generally have seen 3 types of bounce colors. : white, silver and gold.
    RH

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhair78
    Generally have seen 3 types of bounce colors. : white, silver and gold.
    more more bout this thing.. very interested!!

    anyway, any website teach how to do bounce card?

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