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Old Apr 24, 2005, 7:05 AM   #11
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Thanks for the help guys.

There's a whole new dictionary added to photography when you start creating your own light.

I guess ultimately I would like to start shooting using remote flashes, but first I will need to learn how to shoot with an on-camera flash. So i'll keep it basic for the time being and get used to the DG ST before thinking of anything fancy!
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Old Apr 24, 2005, 12:50 PM   #12
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Tmumolo,



You've got it right.

If your adding light into a scene, something's got to give!

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Old Apr 24, 2005, 3:37 PM   #13
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If your adding light into a scene, something's got to give!
... Only if you're on manual - When in E-TTL/2 the camera will meter both ambient and flash with a pre-flash and will exposed correctly (provided the area you metered off is equivalent to 18% grey)

-> Try it : http://eosseries.ifrance.com/eosseri...ork_fonct.html

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In order to avoid the dark backround you canuse a slow shutter speed (normally the camera would set the speed to 60 -125 when using a flash, depends on the sync speed). If you use a slower speed , lets say1/30 or 1/20 or even less for a wide angle,it allows more light (assuming there is not a total dark outside) to fill the backround. If you use a tripod it may help but it is not always necessay since the flash "freezes" the movement (if you are taking a persons picture and you have a steady hold of the camera).
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i jumped into this forumn late.. but i heard mentioned of the sto-fen diffuser.. i was looking into one of these for my 500 super, but i have no experience using one.. do i need to add some flash comp to make up for light lost, or no? also welcome general comments on its usefulness... thanx
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do i need to add some flash comp to make up for light lost, or no?
No you don't - It's Through The Lens! i.e. the exposure is measured as the camera/sensor sees it

This has the same effect as putting an ND filter (not that anyone would) on the lens...
-> The camera will still meter correctly
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Old Apr 27, 2005, 1:26 AM   #17
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thanks nhl.. if i had thought a bit longer i would not have had to ask that question.. :?

next question... how does the stofen compare to say a lumiquest promax you mentionedearlieror a lightsphere II.. and are they at all useful without a ceiling bounce?


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next question... how does the stofen compare to say a lumiquest promax you mentioned earlier or a lightsphere II.. and are they at all useful without a ceiling bounce?
IMO the Promax system is more flexible:
1. It folds flat into the included oversized wallet
2. The same device works with any flash (both 550EX and Sigma)
3. It doesn't need a ceiling i.e. can use either
4. Depending on the insert: http://www.lumiquest.com/lq931.htm
... you can change to a baffle or even adjust the color of your flash (white, silver or gold) with the various inserts

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Old Apr 27, 2005, 9:03 AM   #19
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The Sigma DG ST arrived yesterday and i've been fooling around with it a bit.

The controls are unbelievably straight-forward, just put the Flash to E-TTL and everything else is controlled from the camera! In fact I had expected more flash mounted control.

I haven't given it a serious try-out yet, but i'll get the chance this coming weekend as there is a festival on in our town with plenty of live music in the pubs around the area.
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next question... how does the stofen compare to say a lumiquest promax you mentioned earlier or a lightsphere II.. and are they at all useful without a ceiling bounce?
IMO the Promax system is more flexible:
1. It folds flat into the included oversized wallet
2. The same device works with any flash (both 550EX and Sigma)
3. It doesn't need a ceiling i.e. can use either
4. Depending on the insert: http://www.lumiquest.com/lq931.htm
... you can change to a baffle or even adjust the color of your flash (white, silver or gold) with the various inserts

nhl.. sounds like aVERY useful accessory.. i will definately check out the website when i get a chance.. once again, thanks forall the greatinfo!!
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