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Old Apr 14, 2010, 8:06 PM   #71
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A question to those that have the HS10 now. When the popup flash is up can you put a slave flash in the hot shoe? There are some flashes that are triggered off the popup flash.

How does it do in low light? (with the popup flash)

How do you think it would hold up in a church, wedding, reception? Is a slave flash a good idea?

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Old Apr 14, 2010, 8:20 PM   #72
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A question to those that have the HS10 now. When the popup flash is up can you put a slave flash in the hot shoe? There are some flashes that are triggered off the popup flash.

How does it do in low light? (with the popup flash)

How do you think it would hold up in a church, wedding, reception? Is a slave flash a good idea?

Thanks
It would probably work as you describe. There is a setting in the menu for external or internal. Set it to internal, mount your flash/strobe, and shoot. I would have the slave off the camera to avoid red-eye and get better lighting angles. I haven't attempted low light stuff yet.
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Old Apr 14, 2010, 8:40 PM   #73
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Why not use a good manual, but inexpensive flash on the HS-10's hot shoe. DonalDuc suggested the Chinese made YongNuo model YN-46. I paid $39 for mine delivered, and it arrived to today. It a pretty impressive flash with excellent power and range.

It both tilts and swivels, and can act as a Slave Flash by using just one switch, so you have all of the expected external flash photo features. I found it easy to use in Manual. I have attached a sample photo of my husband using that flash. Now I have nothing against Slave Flashes and use them all the time myself. But with this flash you would get many more features and much more power.

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http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/Fu...73_W85U5-L.jpg

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Old Apr 14, 2010, 8:58 PM   #74
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Default Hmmmmmm this is weird

I just noticed the EXIF data I provided to Mark. The photo was shot racked out yet it only shows 126mm. Shouldn't that show 720mm?


Model : FinePix HS10 HS11
Manufacturer : FUJIFILM
Date and Time : 2010:04:14 14:32:13
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>>> Photograph Information <<<

White Balance : Auto
Shutter speed : 1/315 s
Sharpness : Hard
Metering Mode : Spot
Light Source : Unknown
ISO Speed Ratings : 100
Focal Length : 126.0 mm
Flash : No, compulsory
FNumber : F5.6
Exposure Time : 1/320 s
Exposure Program : Manual
Exposure Mode : Manual
Exposure Bias : 0 EV
Aperture : F5.7
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I do not think so, i think exif data is given in actual distance not 35mm eq. When ever I look at crop body exif data, it gives the actual lens range.
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Sarah Joyce, did you also get YongNuo model YN-46?
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Old Apr 14, 2010, 9:13 PM   #77
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Sarah,

I didn't see that sample photo. When you say you use it in manual mode how does that work exactly? You have to trigger the flash every time you take a pic? I have always used a TTL flash and not use to the manual stuff. Where did you buy this flash?

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conradcjc-

The link did not stick the first time I put it in just before I served dinner. However, I saw that it was missing and just put the link back into the post.

A manual flash is really easy to do. It just like the "old days." I purchased the flash on E-Bay and shipment was fast. Yes, it is the the model YN-46 II. And oh yes, when the EXIF info say 126mm, that is the equivalent of 720mm in 35mm terms.

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Old Apr 14, 2010, 9:37 PM   #79
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I was looking on eBay. Is this the one?

http://cgi.ebay.com/YN462-YN-462-Fla...item335b9e1f60
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Default No flash? Try this.

I thought for sure I had a defective unit. I could NOT get flash to work -- onboard or external! Seems you have to have the sound on. Just press and hold the "Disp" button to toggle it.
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