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Old Sep 4, 2002, 4:44 PM   #1
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Default Nikon coolpix5000 and SB-28

Okay, I did some test shots with the Nikon 5000 and the SB-28 via hot shoe. Most of these shots are tend to a little overexposure. I made some adjustments and the results look very good. Here are at least something you can do:

use bounce flash as much as possible when you take picture in door, remember the rule of thumb, turn on all the available lights, that will help to minimize the red eyes problem.

set the zoom head the the widest angel, use the defuser that comes with the flash when shooting with the flash pointing direct to the subject.

when shooting close-up or marco, use the white paper towel to cover the flash head (use rubber band to secure), depending on how close, you can fold the paper towel in the double, or triple or...more... you will have a very pleasant results (soft lighting).

Try it folks, it's fun to play experience, if you have other tips, please share with us...

Have fun...cheers
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Old Sep 8, 2002, 8:26 AM   #2
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Default Nikon coolpix5000 and SB-28

I Also found that indoor shots tended to be over exposured. I started using the bounce and the wide angle diffuser a lot.

Don't forget that the flash head can be rotated and swivled so you can get some interesting bounce effects. Try this with the internal flash activated in really dark places.

The flash is so powerful, that I was nearly thrown out of a night club because of the flash.
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