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    I've just bought an external flash.
    Whenever I flash, I feel the flash get in my eyes also (i think because if bounce around? or the bounce box?)
    After a while i feel very very uncomfortable and dizzy, so I close my eyes whenever I flash.

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    Default Re: do you close your eyes when you flash?

    So, you are doing self portraits ?
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    Default Re: do you close your eyes when you flash?

    nope.
    I was shooting normal scene.

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    Umm I dont have that problem even with my diffuser (DIY) . The mirrow blackout time blocks off most of the flash. There are times when i have to ask my firends if the flash went off =p
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    Quote Originally Posted by htthach
    I've just bought an external flash.
    Whenever I flash, I feel the flash get in my eyes also (i think because if bounce around? or the bounce box?)
    After a while i feel very very uncomfortable and dizzy, so I close my eyes whenever I flash.
    felt that sometimes as well especially in the nite.

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    Default Re: do you close your eyes when you flash?

    why sometimes the flash fire off but the picture totally black ?

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    Default Re: do you close your eyes when you flash?

    Quote Originally Posted by htthach
    why sometimes the flash fire off but the picture totally black ?
    What kind of flash you use for you 20d?

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    Default Re: do you close your eyes when you flash?

    mine cam not 20D, it is 10D only
    i use 550ex with 10D

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    first time i heard of such things

    u need to get used to it. its not too big an issue.

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    Default Re: do you close your eyes when you flash?

    i get that through my right eye only when shooting in portrait mode (vertical tilt) and after 200+ shots, but i know what you mean. i simply close my right eye (left's closed anyway) just a split sec before taking the shot.

    and if you're a fan of not looking through your viewfinder and shooting at chest level then please close your eyes...hahaha..
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    Default Re: do you close your eyes when you flash?

    Quote Originally Posted by htthach
    I've just bought an external flash.
    Whenever I flash, I feel the flash get in my eyes also (i think because if bounce around? or the bounce box?)
    After a while i feel very very uncomfortable and dizzy, so I close my eyes whenever I flash.
    Maybe your eyes is very sensitive. Most people won't have such problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by htthach
    why sometimes the flash fire off but the picture totally black ?
    cos u just shot the black hole?

    anyway check your shutter speed...
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    Default Re: do you close your eyes when you flash?

    but the shot right before that is ok

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    Default Re: do you close your eyes when you flash?

    Quote Originally Posted by htthach
    but the shot right before that is ok
    u fired two shots in succession?
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    Default Re: do you close your eyes when you flash?

    there is enuf time to recharge
    only shot when the light is red
    today i bring back to canon, they check for a while and say everything ok
    so i also dun understand why
    it just happen sometimes

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    Default Re: do you close your eyes when you flash?

    Quote Originally Posted by htthach
    there is enuf time to recharge
    only shot when the light is red
    today i bring back to canon, they check for a while and say everything ok
    so i also dun understand why
    it just happen sometimes
    metering i suppose
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    Default Re: do you close your eyes when you flash?

    cannot be.
    coz the flash did fired strong.
    and the picture look nearly black.
    funny thing is after it get into the "dark state" what ever u do, still dark for afterward shots. (change mode, change conf,...)
    so the dark thing come by series. To get out of the "dark state" must turn off both body and flash then it's ok again.

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    Default Re: do you close your eyes when you flash?

    Quote Originally Posted by htthach
    cannot be.
    coz the flash did fired strong.
    and the picture look nearly black.
    funny thing is after it get into the "dark state" what ever u do, still dark for afterward shots. (change mode, change conf,...)
    so the dark thing come by series. To get out of the "dark state" must turn off both body and flash then it's ok again.
    camera faulty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by htthach
    cannot be.
    coz the flash did fired strong.
    and the picture look nearly black.
    funny thing is after it get into the "dark state" what ever u do, still dark for afterward shots. (change mode, change conf,...)
    so the dark thing come by series. To get out of the "dark state" must turn off both body and flash then it's ok again.
    I think it might be a sync problem. It happens when I use my canon flash on my nikon body

    Anyways if you close ur eyes when it flash, how you know if it really got flash anot?

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    Default Re: do you close your eyes when you flash?

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonicAngelz
    Anyways if you close ur eyes when it flash, how you know if it really got flash anot?
    If you are using dslr/digital camera, you can preview....

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