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catalex54 May 16, 2012 1:44 PM

Testing macro in shade with new flash (FZ150)
The new flash (Metz Mecablitz 44 AF-1 Digital) has arrived!!
Dear friends, I started with the test that interested me most, the macro shooting in the shade!
This afternoon in my garden, I chose a shaded area, I used the flash in TTL mode, and I tilted the head flash about 40 degrees, with flip-out reflector card, the FZ150 with LC55 in shutter priority at 1 / 2000 and from -1.33 to -1 EV.
These are some examples:

#1 (the diameter of this flower is about 7 mm.)



#4 (-1 EV)




Considering that I have yet to discover its potential for use with different configurations, it seems a satisfactory start, I'm interested in your opinions about the quality of the light yield in the photos...

jjdog2 May 16, 2012 2:17 PM

Wow you got the flash quick.

I think that they look good but I think you lost a little of the detail in the whites and yellows that you normally excel at. But they are still great for the first outing. :)


catalex54 May 16, 2012 2:44 PM

Thanks Jim of careful advice, I will definitely change the white balance and lessen the power of light, even using the manual mode, or with a light diffuser ...

jjdog2 May 16, 2012 3:02 PM

I bet you are going to have a lot of fun with the new flash. Looking forward to more shots.


happy_peasant May 17, 2012 8:55 AM

They look like fine starts.

The link to the flash in your original post will not open for me, and when I pasted the name above into Amazon I got 18 results so I am not sure which one you are using. I may have to get a flash someday so I look at them online now and then.

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