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Old Jan 5, 2011, 8:42 PM   #1
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Default FZ40 Slave Flash Experiment

In this case I was 15 feet from Bradley, my husband and often subject, thank you Lord giving him lots of patience. I oriented myself about 30 degrees to his right. I then set-up a Canon HF-1 Slave Flash on a tripod at Bradley's eye level oriented 30 degrees to his left.

By using the two flashes, and roughly doubling the light, I was able to hold the ISO setting down to ISO 80. I am pleased with the quality of the lighting and the lack of distracting shadows. What do you think?

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Old Jan 5, 2011, 9:23 PM   #2
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In contrast, here is another photo taken within a minute of the first photo with the Sony A500, using the Minolta 70-210 "beercan" lens. It looks somewhat different as it was bounce flash rather than direct flash. The amount of light, due to bouncing was measurably reduced, and ISO 640, an easy ISO for the A500 was required to capture the image.

In my opinion the FZ40 is sharper than the A500 photo

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Old Jan 6, 2011, 2:28 PM   #3
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Your FZ40 shot is extremely well lit, yet not harsh.
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Chalk & Cheese, first shot pin sharp + better lighting.
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First photo is definitely better!
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Great results with the fz40 and slave flash
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