Digital Flash vs Strobe

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Jim Townsend, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. Jim Townsend

    Jim Townsend Guest

    Roland wrote:

    > Have noticed many ads for 3, 4 and 5 mgs Digital Cameras and most
    > hardly mention the flash and some refer in the pictures of the camera
    > as it being a strobe. Any pointers here for a newby buying digital
    > camera regarding the flash capabilitys.


    The built in flash that comes with most cameras is only good
    to about 10 feet (3 meters).

    They are good in a pinch, but the results are often 'harsh' and they
    are very prone to causing red-eye. You can't beat an external
    flash.. If you're serious about flash photography, look for
    a camera that will accept an external unit..
    Jim Townsend, Feb 3, 2005
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  2. Jim Townsend

    Roland Guest

    Have noticed many ads for 3, 4 and 5 mgs Digital Cameras and most
    hardly mention the flash and some refer in the pictures of the camera
    as it being a strobe. Any pointers here for a newby buying digital
    camera regarding the flash capabilitys.
    Roland, Feb 3, 2005
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  3. Roland wrote:
    > Have noticed many ads for 3, 4 and 5 mgs Digital Cameras and most
    > hardly mention the flash and some refer in the pictures of the camera
    > as it being a strobe. Any pointers here for a newby buying digital
    > camera regarding the flash capabilitys.


    The built in flashes are OK for snapshots if you are not too far away.

    If you plan on serious flash work, make sure the camera will accept an
    additional flash.

    --
    Joseph Meehan

    26 + 6 = 1 It's Irish Math
    Joseph Meehan, Feb 3, 2005
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