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Old Aug 17, 2008, 1:04 AM   #31
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Sarah,

Thanks, I think your tutorial answered most of my questions. I just need to review a little more and I'm all set. I have a Canon 5d and some of the techniques you've given here will work with it as well.

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Old Aug 17, 2008, 1:59 AM   #32
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You are exactly correct. Everything here will work the same with the Canon EX-580 as well as the EX-430 or EX-420. Our whole goal here was to get folks started. From then on, they will perfect their very own flash technique. The result: better photos! I am pleased that you enjoyed the tutorial.

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Old Aug 18, 2008, 5:21 AM   #33
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Another thing i just saw today is, when i am outside in sunlight the 430EX won't let me choose a shutter speed of more than 1/200th of a second this is strange, i think i should take the flash back and get me the 430EX ll that is probably made for my camera since it is a ETTL ll.
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Hercules,

Unless the flash is set to the Hi-speed mode, the top sync speed is 1/200 of a second or less. There should be a setting on the flash to allow you to place it in the hi-speed mode. Then you should be able to use the flash at higher shutter speeds, especially useful for outdoor photos.

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Unless the flash is set to the Hi-speed mode, the top sync speed is 1/200 of a second or less. There should be a setting on the flash to allow you to place it in the hi-speed mode. Then you should be able to use the flash at higher shutter speeds, especially useful for outdoor photos.

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Yes your right just one more question how do you set the auto zoom on the 430EX because when i turn the flash on it just says zoom - - but when i press the zoom button the M zoom will show, the instruction manual says that it can be set in auto zoom too but it doesn't say how thanks.
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Old Aug 18, 2008, 8:00 PM   #36
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I don't own the 430ex, I have the 420 ex, it is always in auto zoom mode.
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Old Aug 18, 2008, 10:51 PM   #37
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Hercules-

As of tomorrow (19 July) I am down to 5 days before I must depart our home to teach once again overseas in Europe. Unfortunately, I cannot, in the remaining time, solve your individual problem. I am very sorry, but there is not enough time remaining. I got the Canon EX-430 Flash Tutorial done, and I still have one more lecture that I must personally write for the next contract.

So my sincere advise is to contact the selling Canon Dealer or a local Canon dealer to resolve the problems that you are experiencing. I wish that I could help you one on one, and I have already spent a lot of personal time attempting that.

But, now there is no time remaining, and I must push forward with the priorities that do indeed pay me. I sincerely hope that you will understand.

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Old Aug 19, 2008, 8:12 PM   #38
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Bill-

This one is for you. It is the EX-420 flash with the S-5. The Flash Head was in the 60 Degree Flash Head position. The result is quite pleasing. The ISO was set to "ISO Auto" and the S-5 Camera selected ISO 200 which is just about as high as you want the ISO to go on the S-5. All the best!

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Old Aug 19, 2008, 8:28 PM   #39
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Sarah,

Thanks, really nice job and no glare in the glasses! I love the image quality I'm getting with my S5.

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We leave Saturday for a month beginning in Stockholm. I am taking only the Canon S-5 and an external flash, no DSRL's this time. I think that says it all!

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