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    Default Re: shooting vertical with an external flash

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    please stop using the term "shoot vertical" if you're intending to describe shooting in portrait orientation. It's really confusing.
    I don't know whether you really mean vertical (as in the lens is pointed vertically toward the ground or sky) or not.

    45 degrees in what orientation?
    An angle (eg. 45 degrees) means nothing without a frame of reference, an axis about which the angle is described.
    what vertical and what 45 degrees? super confusing right?

    My guess is pokiemon was saying TS is shooting in landscape orientation with flash head titled at 45 degrees, but asking how to adjust the flash head when shooting in portrait orientation?


    Quote Originally Posted by pokiemon View Post
    the question is how do u do a 45 degrees if you were shooting vertical?????
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    Default Re: shooting vertical with an external flash

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    what vertical and what 45 degrees? super confusing right?

    My guess is pokiemon was saying TS is shooting in landscape orientation with flash head titled at 45 degrees, but asking how to adjust the flash head when shooting in portrait orientation?
    45 degrees is confusing as well.

    For example, the camera is in portrait orientation, with the hotshoe-mounted flash to the left of the lens.

    If the flash is angled in-between fully-forward and left, that's 45 degrees.
    If the flash is angled in-between fully-backward and left, that's 45 degrees as well.
    If the flash is angled in-between fully-horizontal and fully-vertical (upright), that's 45 degrees as well.
    If the flash is angled in-between fully-horizontal and fully-vertical (downwards), that's 45 degrees as well.

    so pokiemon... which is it?
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    Default Re: shooting vertical with an external flash

    Doesn't matter vertical or 45 degree or watever. The important question is - WHERE do you want the flash to bounce FROM? Point your flash head in that direction. If your flash head has swivel limitation then too bad, use bounce card or something.
    Last edited by Jango; 2nd June 2010 at 09:07 AM.

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    Default Re: shooting vertical with an external flash

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    please stop using the term "shoot vertical" if you're intending to describe shooting in portrait orientation. It's really confusing.
    I don't know whether you really mean vertical (as in the lens is pointed vertically toward the ground or sky) or not.

    45 degrees in what orientation?
    An angle (eg. 45 degrees) means nothing without a frame of reference, an axis about which the angle is described.
    This is what we lay people call engineer's talk! hehehehe.
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    Default Re: shooting vertical with an external flash

    Quote Originally Posted by dingaroo View Post
    This is what we lay people call engineer's talk! hehehehe.
    i thought it's mathematician's talk...
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    Default Re: shooting vertical with an external flash

    To solve his problem, use a corded TTL flash so that flash is off-camera, he can tilt the flash in any angle he wants. So right hand holding on to the camera, left hand lifting and tilting the flash. Like shown in option 2 below.

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    Problem solved.
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    Default Re: shooting vertical with an external flash

    then use third hand to zoom?
    hehehehe....

    flash cord + handheld is the simplest solution, but not without its flaws.
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    Default Re: shooting vertical with an external flash

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    then use third hand to zoom?
    hehehehe....

    flash cord + handheld is the simplest solution, but not without its flaws.
    Flash cord with flash bracket will do the trick lor...
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    Default Re: shooting vertical with an external flash

    Quote Originally Posted by madmartian View Post
    You can find the bracket for your flash here
    Quote Originally Posted by dingaroo View Post
    When getting the flash bracket, don't forget to get the Off Camera TTL Flash Cord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    then use third hand to zoom?
    hehehehe....

    flash cord + handheld is the simplest solution, but not without its flaws.
    Quote Originally Posted by Numnumball View Post
    Flash cord with flash bracket will do the trick lor...
    Exactly what I had suggested earlier. Then third hand can be used to
    scratch any part of his body that itches ... HEHEHEHE! Hope TS
    doesn't itch much! LOL!
    Last edited by dingaroo; 2nd June 2010 at 04:32 PM.
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    Default Re: shooting vertical with an external flash

    Wow.. I like the flash.. good for VERTICAL SHOOTING MODE
    QUOTE=tehzeh;6165361]u mean something like this:



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    Default Re: shooting vertical with an external flash

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    then use third hand to zoom?
    hehehehe....

    flash cord + handheld is the simplest solution, but not without its flaws.
    maybe the flash can mount on the head. solve all the problem...

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