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    Hi Guys,

    I got some question about flash compensation. I know I can adjust the flash output via my camera(40D) and also via the flash itself(580EXII). What happen if I adjust both of them at the same time? Will one cancel out the other settings or both will take effect? For example, if I adjust -1ev on camera and -1ev on the flash does it equals -2ev flash output?

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    Sorry I can't help cos I dun have that flash.

    Try and let us know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by m3lv1nh0 View Post
    Hi Guys,

    I got some question about flash compensation. I know I can adjust the flash output via my camera(40D) and also via the flash itself(580EXII). What happen if I adjust both of them at the same time? Will one cancel out the other settings or both will take effect? For example, if I adjust -1ev on camera and -1ev on the flash does it equals -2ev flash output?

    Thanks
    Not sure about Canon. But Nikon one does add it up...

    I forgot to re-adjust back my camera flash ev adjustment (-1.0) the other day and promptly fixed on my external flash (SB-800 already set at -2.0) for a few street shoots of cats and I found the pictures to be very dark... it took me a while before I remembered about the ev correction on the camera. When I removed it, the pictures went back to the correct feel I was familiar with.
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    Default Re: Flash compensation

    Thanks guys..

    So what is the best practise? Adjust in camera or the flash itself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by m3lv1nh0 View Post
    Thanks guys..

    So what is the best practise? Adjust in camera or the flash itself?
    Hmmm... On mine it syncs...
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    Default Re: Flash compensation

    Hi m3lv1nh0,

    I've the same configuration, which you can adjust on both the camera & the flash gun itself. I normally change the exposure on the camera, in case of quick adjustment then I change on the flash gun which will overwrite the settings on the camera.
    I'm looking at a different perpective of life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m3lv1nh0 View Post
    Thanks guys..

    So what is the best practise? Adjust in camera or the flash itself?
    Personally.. I do it on the flash itself...
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    Default Re: Flash compensation

    I prefer on the flash setting faster and easier
    EOS 5DMkiii|17-40F4L|24-105f4L|70-200f4L IS|50f1.4|85f1.8|580EX II

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