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    Hi, just another question to ask, will I need those big big flash i see other people have on their camera? it looks really cool and make u look professional. Also, i want to ask what is it for? I thought we already have a built-in flash?

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    Detachable flash give many things, some of the basics are: 1) more power 2)further from the plane of the lens- less red eye, flattening of the face etc 3) can be removed and use and slave (some) for multi-directional lighting 4) don't drain your camera batteries 5) look cool 6) add better red AF light 7) let you do strobing

    yeah, basically it gives you more options; depends on what you take photographs of/how much you wanna spend

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    Beside those mentioned above, external flash also gives you:
    - more power to reach further away.
    - zoom head which disperse the light when shooting wide angle, or concentrate it for further reach if shooting telephoto.
    - adjustable head for performing bounced flash.
    - high speed sync that allows higher shutter speed.
    - better clearance to avoid casting shadow from some zoom lenses.

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    eh, sorry, im quiet new to photography and don't understand a lot of terms yet. what is strobing and zoomhead and used as slave?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceKachangKing View Post
    eh, sorry, im quiet new to photography and don't understand a lot of terms yet. what is strobing and zoomhead and used as slave?
    Better go read more first.

    Strobing refers to lighting up scenes with external flashes, often they are used off camera via remote or wires.

    Zoomhead refers to the flash which has a zoom function, the flash power can be magnified for further distances.

    Slave device means it can be used as a companion to other light sources. I.e. Some camera's o-board flash can be used as a commander to trigger an external flash as a slave device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceKachangKing View Post
    ......will I need those big big flash..... i want to ask what is it for? I thought we already have a built-in flash?
    For some Nikon lenses such as 18-200 lens, the built-in flash is unable to "climb higher" and results in sem-circle shadow at the bottom of the image when the built-in flash is fired. Problem is overcame by mounting a flash onto the DSLR hot shoe.

    Therefore, an additional flash is necessity and not a "image making exercise".
    Last edited by Squid; 23rd September 2009 at 12:02 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squid View Post

    Therefore, an additional flash is necessity and not a "image making exercise".
    agreed.

    go get 1 n try and u will love the ability of bounce flash compare to direct flash
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    there are so many things to do with an external flash but also alot to learn

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    ya...
    it's another tool...

    where to bounce and wat angle etc...
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