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    Hi there. I just purchased an external flash for my nikon D90 and was wondering is there anything i should take note of? I know i should have gotten a nikon flash but i wanted to experiment with a cheap one first b4 getting a proper one. I have only used external flash a couple of times and therefore would like some advise on how and when should i use it?

    Thanks all in advance.

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    If indoors, best use of flash is bounce the flash off a white ceiling.

    Use a bounce card for better results.
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    Keep trying it out...

    and use it in different situations.
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    You can try an omnibounce... good for most situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    You can try an omnibounce... good for most situation.
    sorry but what is an omnibounce??

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    The time you took for posting you could use for Google: http://www.stofen.com/

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    I hope cheap flash doesn't mean old flash. Very old flashes have very high trigger voltages that can potentially fry/cook/short your camera's electronics.

    Anyways, just get a Nikon flash like the SB-600. It's not too expensive, and you get quite abit of functions, if I'm not wrong. I'm using an SB-800 and I love the TTL metering... perfect exposures of my subjects (people) no matter my exposure settings. I was using an automatic flash previously and had to vary my exposure settings to get nicely exposed people. =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by karnage View Post
    I hope cheap flash doesn't mean old flash. Very old flashes have very high trigger voltages that can potentially fry/cook/short your camera's electronics.

    Anyways, just get a Nikon flash like the SB-600. It's not too expensive, and you get quite abit of functions, if I'm not wrong. I'm using an SB-800 and I love the TTL metering... perfect exposures of my subjects (people) no matter my exposure settings. I was using an automatic flash previously and had to vary my exposure settings to get nicely exposed people. =)
    Na it's not an old flash. I bought a sunpak pz42x. still playing around with it... just used it for an outdoor shoot today but somehow not too sure how to actually use it to the full potential hahahaha

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    hi ts,

    this site show the effect of some light modifiers and direct or bounce flash

    http://www.toddwalker.net/e20/flashtest/
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