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    Hey guys i realise that i shot a picture that made my subject face half litted i realise its to do with my shutter speed but I haven't figure a way to fix it yet (help please?).

    I also want to find out is there a way to fix it without compromising the Shuter speed?

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    Default Re: Using External flash Mounted on your camera

    Quote Originally Posted by LifeWithoutCrutches View Post
    Hey guys i realise that i shot a picture that made my subject face half litted i realise its to do with my shutter speed but I haven't figure a way to fix it yet (help please?).

    I also want to find out is there a way to fix it without compromising the Shuter speed?
    Picture pls, I dun quite understand what you're trying to bring across here.
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    Default Re: Using External flash Mounted on your camera

    I'm not a pro, but to put it vaguely, your shutter speed exceed the sync speed of your flash.

    If your external flash has a HSS function, enable it and that should solve the problem.

    EDIT: What shutter speed are you using at that instance anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeWithoutCrutches View Post
    Hey guys i realise that i shot a picture that made my subject face half litted i realise its to do with my shutter speed but I haven't figure a way to fix it yet (help please?).

    I also want to find out is there a way to fix it without compromising the Shuter speed?

    There are some possibilities.
    1. The lens (or its hood) covering the area of flash.
    This one I'm sure u know the soution
    2. Shutter speed exceed the sync ability of your shutter.
    Usually flash sync speed is around 1/200 or 1/250, so do not set your shutter exceed it.
    other:
    Try set the 2nd curtain flash cync setup
    Last thing to try.. have u set your flash to wide-angle coverage?
    faulty on the shutter.., shutter oil leaking, etc.
    (more possibilites..)

    If you could show the photo, it will be easier to indicate and give u solution
    I hope some of those "possibilities" can answer =)

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    Default Re: Using External flash Mounted on your camera

    What camera and what flashare you using??

    Normally, if you use a ETTL flash for canon or iTTL flash for nikon, you shouldn't be facing this kind of issue.

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    I have a Starblitz 3602DTZ which has a selectable slider switch to choose C/P for Canon/Pentax. I am not sure if this external flash can be used on EOS 450D/1000D since Canon requires flashes to have < 6v to trigger. Anyone would offer advice? Do not want to spoil my camera by using it.

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    Default Re: Using External flash Mounted on your camera

    use FP mode, ready your camera/flash manual
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    with focal plane shutters, quite hard to overcome max sync speed without the FP/High-Speed sync mode..

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