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Old Sep 6, 2006, 8:02 AM   #1
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I have signed up for a city and guilds photography course, (its the only one i could find that let me pay the course fee in installments!) it says I can use my compact digital camera but I will need a tripod and flash. Until i get me course material I do not know if the flash on my camera will do. If i do need an additional one can anyone suggest one as the Fuji S5600 does not have a Hotshoe to attach a flash to.

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Old Sep 7, 2006, 12:02 PM   #2
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Hi,
As you don't have a hotshoe, if you need an external flash, it has to be a slave.
Two cases:
1) if you can disable the preflash on your camera, you can use any generic external flash plus a simple basic "slave cell" (the ones sold at 5 to 10 box)
2) If your camera does preflash anytime, then you have to get a slave flash designed for that purpose (it take into account the preflash). Many manufacturer make those slave flashes: Vivitar, Phoenix, SR Electronics, etc …
In this case , you can also use a generic flash hooked to a special grip that take into account the preflash and trigger the generic flash properly :

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=53

There are on the market many of slaves flashes, but I did not use any of them. Here are some old discussions about:


http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=53

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=53

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=53

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=53


http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=53

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=53



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