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Old January 18th, 2013, 12:24 PM
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Flash question

Hi everyone. I am considering to by a flash, but I don't know what kind of flash would work the best outside..
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Old January 18th, 2013, 08:46 PM
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Re: Flash question

We can give better advice if you let us know what camera you have and what kind of images you want to capture.

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Old January 18th, 2013, 11:01 PM
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Agree, more info needed.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 07:21 AM
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Re: Flash question

Hi , I have a Canon EOS 550D.
I like to take picures of people outside, but I would like to take them early in the morning and late at night..
The camara's flash doesn't go off when it must. So the pictures come out dark and cant see what is on the pictures..
I also love to take photos off the landscapes..
I just want the perfect flash that can take perfect pictures..
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Old January 21st, 2013, 09:46 AM
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I just want the perfect flash that can take perfect pictures..
Well we all want that but unfortunately it doesn't exist........

What settings are you using when you say your flash doesn't go off as it must? There could be many reasons why that is happening especially if you are shooting in an Auto Mode.....

Can you post some examples along with your settings? This will allow us to try and give more detailed answers and advice...
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Old January 21st, 2013, 11:13 AM
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Re: Flash question

I will do so , thanx..
I know it doesn't exist ... But look at some pictures in my friends folder in the gallery .. The flash didn't go off in that pictures..
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Old January 21st, 2013, 12:52 PM
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Hi , I have a Canon EOS 550D.
I like to take picures of people outside, but I would like to take them early in the morning and late at night..
The camara's flash doesn't go off when it must. So the pictures come out dark and cant see what is on the pictures..
I also love to take photos off the landscapes..
I just want the perfect flash that can take perfect pictures..
Looks like your problem may be fixed with the built-in flash...

If you are using Auto mode the flash will go off only when it's dark.
If you want to force the flash to go off at any time, switch to P, Tv, Av, or M modes and press that little button on the (from photographer point of view = from behind the camera) left, that will pop the flash and it will go off no matter how bright it's outside.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 06:12 AM
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Re: Flash question

Thanks for the advise, .
I will try it for sure then I will post some photos..
I really aprisiate all the advise..
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Re: Flash question

One thing to note is flash is seporate from the camera's exposure and ambient light. It's advisable to still shoot for ambient lighting... or generally speaking, exposure should be set for the background.. Truthfully however onboard flash looks bad in most images for several reasons. One is it is set very close to the camera and gives aweful reflections etc. A couple other things to keep in mind is that it relys on the cameras own batteries. and is a lot less powerful than a standard flash unit. So it has quite a bit of limitation.

There is however one good use for it. and that is flash filling a strongly lit subject.

Concidering you are using an Canon EOS you should be looking at canon's speedlites. I personally have a 430EX which does fine, It's a mid power flash with an lcd display with multiple options. ( technically it's a slave unit that can still be used as main ( without other slaves though ) I chose it mainly for it's price.I think the 580(?) is the master that can run slaves and is a much more powerful unit.
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Well we all want that but unfortunately it doesn't exist........

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