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Wingman
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      10-23-2004
That is exactly what I was thinking. I have looked at the external flashes
since the first message was posted. How does it work on a camera that does
not have a plug? I am assuming that the internal flash gets shut off, but
how would you trigger the external flash?


"Dave Cohen" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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I have an A40. Since neither this nor the A85 have an external shoe, how
does the external flash work. The internal flash is still going to fire.
Different situation on the G series and up. I can't understand why canon
couldn't provide a miniature plug to accommodate an external flash cord.
Flash could incorporate a bracket that screws into tripod socket.
Dave Cohen

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> Gary wrote:
>
> > are you holding the button 1/2 way down until you hear the beep before
> > pushing it all the way. I had a lot of red eyes until I realized this

is
> > how the redeye reduction was supposed to work on the Pro1. Used it for

2
> > months before a friend told me that. Haven't had one red eye since.
> >
> >
> > "Wingman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >
> >>I am hoping for some help as I am not much of a photographer, yet

anyway.
> >
> > I
> >
> >>bought the Cannon A85 back in July and have taken about 400 shots with

it
> >>since then. I have noticed that I have an issue with Redeye on a

handful
> >
> > of
> >
> >>my indoor shots. I do have the redeye setting on, but that does not

seem
> >
> > to
> >
> >>always do the trick.
> >>
> >>I was hoping that someone could help me out with some advice. It is not
> >>consistent on every shot, but I would like to try to figure what is

wrong
> >
> > or
> >
> >>what I am doing wrong.
> >>
> >>Thanks in advance for any help.
> >>
> >>

> >
> >
> >

> I have an A40. Since neither this nor the A85 have an external shoe, how
> does the external flash work. The internal flash is still going to fire.
> Different situation on the G series and up. I can't understand why canon
> couldn't provide a miniature plug to accomadate an external flash cord.
> Flash could incorporate a bracket that screws into tripod socket.
> Dave Cohen



 
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Clyde
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      10-23-2004
Charles Schuler wrote:
>>Just using an external flash won't do it. That is why us wedding
>>photographers put the flash on a bracket. That flash should be about 12
>>inches above the lens. This works very well.

>
>
> True but, in many cases, bounce flash works well too.
>
>


True... If you have something to bounce off of.

For wedding photography (my field) that's way too much time and
fiddling. You have to check to see if there is a big enough surface
close enough and neutral/white enough to work. Then you have to aim the
flash at it in a way that will bounce to the subject correctly. All that
is way too much to do in a fast moving situation like wedding photography.

However, if all that works and you have time, bounce works fine and
certainly softens the light very nicely.

Clyde
 
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Charles Schuler
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      10-23-2004

> True... If you have something to bounce off of.
>
> For wedding photography (my field) that's way too much time and fiddling.
> You have to check to see if there is a big enough surface close enough and
> neutral/white enough to work. Then you have to aim the flash at it in a
> way that will bounce to the subject correctly. All that is way too much to
> do in a fast moving situation like wedding photography.
>
> However, if all that works and you have time, bounce works fine and
> certainly softens the light very nicely.


I have done three weddings (as an amateur) with a Canon 550EX. Bounce
worked great. I didn't fiddle, it just worked. Granted, beginners luck is
often a factor and three is no big deal.

The lighting of bounced flash is really nice ... perhaps not as nice as some
natural light, but nice enough.


 
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Wingman
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      10-23-2004
How does it either option work with the A80?


"Charles Schuler" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> > True... If you have something to bounce off of.
> >
> > For wedding photography (my field) that's way too much time and

fiddling.
> > You have to check to see if there is a big enough surface close enough

and
> > neutral/white enough to work. Then you have to aim the flash at it in a
> > way that will bounce to the subject correctly. All that is way too much

to
> > do in a fast moving situation like wedding photography.
> >
> > However, if all that works and you have time, bounce works fine and
> > certainly softens the light very nicely.

>
> I have done three weddings (as an amateur) with a Canon 550EX. Bounce
> worked great. I didn't fiddle, it just worked. Granted, beginners luck

is
> often a factor and three is no big deal.
>
> The lighting of bounced flash is really nice ... perhaps not as nice as

some
> natural light, but nice enough.
>
>



 
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dj_nme
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      10-23-2004
Clyde wrote:
> Charles Schuler wrote:
>
>>> Just using an external flash won't do it. That is why us wedding
>>> photographers put the flash on a bracket. That flash should be about
>>> 12 inches above the lens. This works very well.

>>
>>
>>
>> True but, in many cases, bounce flash works well too.
>>

>
> True... If you have something to bounce off of.
>
> For wedding photography (my field) that's way too much time and
> fiddling. You have to check to see if there is a big enough surface
> close enough and neutral/white enough to work. Then you have to aim the
> flash at it in a way that will bounce to the subject correctly. All that
> is way too much to do in a fast moving situation like wedding photography.
>
> However, if all that works and you have time, bounce works fine and
> certainly softens the light very nicely.
>
> Clyde


http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-82.html has a soution for a portable
bounce-flash setup.
Not every solution requires thousands of dollars worth of gear.
 
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Clyde
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      10-24-2004
Charles Schuler wrote:
>>True... If you have something to bounce off of.
>>
>>For wedding photography (my field) that's way too much time and fiddling.
>>You have to check to see if there is a big enough surface close enough and
>>neutral/white enough to work. Then you have to aim the flash at it in a
>>way that will bounce to the subject correctly. All that is way too much to
>>do in a fast moving situation like wedding photography.
>>
>>However, if all that works and you have time, bounce works fine and
>>certainly softens the light very nicely.

>
>
> I have done three weddings (as an amateur) with a Canon 550EX. Bounce
> worked great. I didn't fiddle, it just worked. Granted, beginners luck is
> often a factor and three is no big deal.
>
> The lighting of bounced flash is really nice ... perhaps not as nice as some
> natural light, but nice enough.
>
>


I suppose I would have a very few weddings where bounce would work.
Usually the ceiling is very high (or not there), highly ornate, and/or
not even close to white.

Clyde
 
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