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Old Aug 3, 2004, 1:42 AM   #1
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I have a Powershot A75. I just want to know whether slave Flash ( Digi-slave - DSC1 or similar) works with these cameras. I also do not know how to attach these flashes. Any information please ? Is it worth buying a slave flash for A75 ?
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Old Aug 3, 2004, 4:24 PM   #2
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Never heard of that model Digislave, and it's not listed on their site:


Depends on what you photograph, slave flashes can be quite worth it...check out what the SRElectronics site shows.

I personally use a Metz digital slave flash, and I can light up the night with it:
That was taken in complete darkness with my Metz at full power (I don't have one with just my internal flash, but it would be a LOT darker as that was quite a few feet away as internal flashes are only good for about 15 feet).

Digislave brand works with cameras that have preflash or not, so it will work with any camera...if all else, to test see if the flash works properly with your camera, what you do is put it on the counter facing the camera and take a picture...if you see the flash firing in the picture, then the flash will work...if the flash is dark, then you might have to change a setting on the flash or it's not compatible...here's the test I did with mine in the store when I bought it to see if it works with my camera's preflash:
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Old Aug 3, 2004, 4:38 PM   #3
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hari wrote:
Is it worth buying a slave flash for A75 ?
hummmmmmm ... IMHO, the choice of a flash depends what you need as lighting more than what you own as camera. Anyway,a slave flash can be used with different cameras , more or less expensive.
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Old Aug 6, 2004, 8:54 AM   #4
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I have averysimple slave flash which I used with my old 'analog' SLR. It worked very well - it was triggered by the first flash with no possibility to adjust to second... and this is where the problem with slave and digital cameras may lie. Most digicams use a pre-flash to fine focus and adjust exposure (I guess ...) then the main flash goes off and the photo is taken. Most simple slaves will go off at the first flash and will have no effect on the picture.

There are therefore two solutions: either buy a more expensive slave that can be adjusted to first or second flash or use an external flash on your camera. Such external flash guns usually do one flash. It means that most of your picture control has to be done manually !:sad:

Hope this helps - all the best !
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Old Aug 6, 2004, 9:10 AM   #5
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Thank you friends. It is great to have got doubts clarified with so many of you are coming forward to give solutions. Once again thanks for the information.
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