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    Default Do you shoot with an external flash?

    Is it a sin if I have been shooting all along without a flash?
    I say the lens is the soul of a camera. What about the body? Well, it's just the body...

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    Default Re: Do you shoot with an external flash?

    It is not a sin. Many people started photography without using any flash, until, they need to give the photo to someone on events and gatherings.

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    Default Re: Do you shoot with an external flash?

    Quote Originally Posted by frederickykfoo View Post
    It is not a sin. Many people started photography without using any flash, until, they need to give the photo to someone on events and gatherings.
    I almost avoid taking events. Only go for candid street and portraits and an occasional landscape.
    I say the lens is the soul of a camera. What about the body? Well, it's just the body...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpioh View Post
    Is it a sin if I have been shooting all along without a flash?
    It's not a sin.

    For me, I use external flash mainly as filled flash.

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    Sometimes for indoor shots i use a external flash, mainly to bounce off the ceiling. Brightens up the whole picture, no harsh shadows, room background is intact, and better depth of focus due to smaller apertures.

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    You choose what you want to shoot. You can shoot without flash all the time if it is not needed.
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    I use my external flash mostly for macro..haha

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    Default Re: Do you shoot with an external flash?

    Only when I need to. usually for events.
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    Default Re: Do you shoot with an external flash?

    Almost never. But I sparingly use the pop-up flash for events, along with cigarette box diffuser.

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    Default Re: Do you shoot with an external flash?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baracus View Post
    Almost never. But I sparingly use the pop-up flash for events, along with cigarette box diffuser.
    Hmm.. but recharging is abit slow.... right....

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    Default Re: Do you shoot with an external flash?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    Hmm.. but recharging is abit slow.... right....
    Yah. That's why I use the word sparingly.

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    Use my sigma 530 flash indoors mainly. Having fun trying out DIY diffuser, bounce cards etc

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    Default Re: Do you shoot with an external flash?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baracus View Post
    Yah. That's why I use the word sparingly.
    I feel that even that... the throw is too short...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    I feel that even that... the throw is too short...
    C'mon, need to be realistic here, don't expect too much from the on-board flash of any DSLR.
    With a Guide Number of 12-13(ISO 100/m) don't expect miracles. The flash coverage is supposed to cover the angle of view of an 18mm lens but light fall off and even coverage is always going to be an issue. Plus as power is drawn from the camera's batteries, instant recharging is never going to happen.

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    Default Re: Do you shoot with an external flash?

    mostly indoors la.. really brightens up the image nicely when bounced..
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    Default Re: Do you shoot with an external flash?

    mostly used indoor.
    external flash is much better than built in one for sure.

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    Don't have external flash, and only used my pop-out a handful of times (with the Lumiquest diffuser).

    In short, am not a flash person.

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    Events, Macro, Birding - External Flash

    Travel, occasional streets, landscape shots - don't use or just use on-board.

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    Default Re: Do you shoot with an external flash?

    My SB600 has fired less than 300 times I guess after 2 years old

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    Default Re: Do you shoot with an external flash?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Kahuna View Post
    My SB600 has fired less than 300 times I guess after 2 years old
    Hmm... in that case you are one of the following:

    1. Seldom do event shooting
    2. Use high ISO for your shots
    3. Use Prime lens
    4. Have more than one flash...


    Which one?

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