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    Default Which looks better?

    Testing out various diffused flash. Taken with DCR-250, inbuild flash & emoblitz 328.



    Please comment on the lighting. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Which looks better?

    maybe im a nub, but i don see any different lighting between all this... only different exposure. and color

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    Default Re: Which looks better?

    What do you want to achieve ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yZong View Post
    What do you want to achieve ?
    Macro with the least harsh light spots.

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    Default Re: Which looks better?

    Using ext flash will be the choice. Best is bounce and using card then direct. Depending on situation. For my eyes, I will prefer for pic 3 then the rest.

    Pic 1, the detail is not there as compared to no.3 But the color do seem different. Mayb the light.

    Pic 2 and 4, needless to say. Way under expo.

    Do you mind sharing which pic is direct flash and external flash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by josho View Post
    Using ext flash will be the choice. Best is bounce and using card then direct. Depending on situation. For my eyes, I will prefer for pic 3 then the rest.

    Pic 1, the detail is not there as compared to no.3 But the color do seem different. Mayb the light.

    Pic 2 and 4, needless to say. Way under expo.

    Do you mind sharing which pic is direct flash and external flash?
    Thanks. They are all direct flash diffused differently, #2 & #4 have ext diffused flash added to them. (Using ext flash to reduced the harsh effect of direct flash.) After testing them on insects, #3 & #4 are most effective. #3 on insects with non-shining shell, and #4 on those with shining shell.

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    hmm.. 2 and 4 is ext flash... thats kinda weird that the lighting is kinda low... how do u set your fash position thou?

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    Quote Originally Posted by josho View Post
    hmm.. 2 and 4 is ext flash... thats kinda weird that the lighting is kinda low... how do u set your fash position thou?
    I clash the 2 flash together. Instead of facing the ext towards the subject, I faced it towards the diection of the direct flash. That's why it is underexposed, but it gives me the even light I need. So I'll need Ev+2 to get the correct exposure.

    Weird way to do it, but I kinda understand something over the weekend. I'm not going pro, so as long I'm happy with the shot I take, it doesn't matter if it looks bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordsbm View Post
    I clash the 2 flash together. Instead of facing the ext towards the subject, I faced it towards the diection of the direct flash. That's why it is underexposed, but it gives me the even light I need. So I'll need Ev+2 to get the correct exposure.

    Weird way to do it, but I kinda understand something over the weekend. I'm not going pro, so as long I'm happy with the shot I take, it doesn't matter if it looks bad
    When i was using my FZ5 i didn't actually used any compensation. I covered the sensor to get the full power of the flash, whilst using the max shutter speed and f/8 for most of my macro shots back then..

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