"Are you gonna be using the flash quite a bit? Do you need higher guide numbers that an external flash provides? And do you need to direct the flash off another surface instead of shooting directly at the objective?"
If you answer yes, then you should be looking at one pretty soon.
If your photo still turn out to your satisfaction, then get the flash later; until you know that the external flash is going to produce some effect that your build-in flash cannot achieve and its something you really want in your photo.
well, dig up this old thread.
- since after i bought my sigma 17-70, my build in flash already cause a circle shadow at the bottom of the image (at wide angle or tele with close distance, although i already remove the hood). But i did try to live with it.
- I also see that the flash when taking close shot (1 to 3 meters) are very harsh and bright, i did adjust the EV to -2, still cannot. Still try to live with it.
- Today i try using a small mirror and put in front of the build in flash to bounce it on the ceiling, the result lighting is much nicer than direct flash but the shots are under.
is there a way to solve those problems or i must get an external flash ? :dunno:
is there any tutorial or sth that i can read on about external flash ? (like what are the things that it provide, what are the differences btw models, what are those technical terms ...) I did a search for flash in clubsnap but turn out all b&s item :dunno: