Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Canon EOS dSLR

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Nov 9, 2004, 3:44 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 5
Default

Hi - I have an important photo shoot at the weekend (a motorsport award ceremony) and I'll be taking pics of the prizewinners as well as general shots at the dinner dance.

My question is about the D60 and EX550 flash, I was after some tips on using them effectively please. Also what would be the correct way of using the pull-out diffuser on the flash gun?

Thanks.
Dave
horrgakx is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Nov 9, 2004, 5:03 AM   #2
NHL
Senior Member
 
NHL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 39.18776, -77.311353333333
Posts: 11,547
Default

horrgakx wrote:
Quote:
... Also what would be the correct way of using the pull-out diffuser on the flash gun?
1. Pull it out and flip it over the flash head when you want to cover the FOV of a 17mm lens.

2. Pull it straight up when you bounce the 550EX against the ceiling so that the flash beam would bounce up against the back of this diffuser to create a catchlight

... BTW this flash works best when you set the camera on centerweight metering and at it worst on evaluative...
NHL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 9, 2004, 5:26 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 5
Default

Thanks for that - so the filter directly over the front isn't used tosubdue the light? I don't have a lens that goes below 28mm.

I'm not sure what a 'catchlight' is, read it in the manual too and I still don't know Anyone got examples of pics with and without a catchlight?
horrgakx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 9, 2004, 10:55 AM   #4
NHL
Senior Member
 
NHL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 39.18776, -77.311353333333
Posts: 11,547
Default

horrgakx wrote:
Quote:
Thanks for that - so the filter directly over the front isn't used to subdue the light? I don't have a lens that goes below 28mm.
It's kind of 'diffuse' the light a little bit if you get close...




Quote:
I'm not sure what a 'catchlight' is, read it in the manual too and I still don't know Anyone got examples of pics with and without a catchlight?
It acts like a 'mini-reflector' creating an accent bouncing off people's eyes: http://www.camera.canon.com.my/archi...y/film/film18/


BTW this is probably the best investement with any flash: http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/lq/ :idea:
NHL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 9, 2004, 11:20 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 5
Default

Thanks, very useful! I'll have a go with a home-made version first.
horrgakx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 14, 2004, 5:09 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 117
Default

horrgakx wrote:
Quote:
Thanks, very useful! I'll have a go with a home-made version first.
Hi,

I bought this one:-

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...sPageName=WDVW

Not used it too much as I do mainly outdoor photography but bought it anyway! It's a "no-brainer" at £10!

Cheers,
Carl.
CarlsPhotos is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 8:07 AM.