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10-31-2011, 06:02 AM   #1
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DA12-24 and P-TTL Flash

Last Saturday, I shot a Halloween party at a home. The house has 12' ceilings, and I was using bounce flash. I noticed that every shot with the DA12-24 was overexposed and washed out--it looked like a combination of overexposure and possible flare. Dialing in a stop of compensation did not help, and it happened at all FL. When I popped on an FA35 or pancake DA primes, the problem was solved. I did not have the hood for the DA12-24, but it is almost nonexistent anyway.

It occurred to me that I have very seldom used the DA12-24 with flash, before. Has anyone else had problems with bounce flash and ultrawides?

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yeah funny you mention it, I lost a load of flash shots using PTTL and a fisheye recently. Some just came out way over exposed.

I usually prefer manually setting the flash power, but in that case it was event/concert photography and bouncing the flash off the inside of the tent.
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Quite the contrary, I've had good success with K-x, AF540FGZ flash and the Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6. If anything, bounce flash with that combo came out a little dark, I remember setting FEC +1.

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I've had good luck with the DA15, DA21, DA17-70 and Sigma 17-35 when shooting at the same focal lengths. Some of my worst results were at 24mm.

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QuoteOriginally posted by asp1880 Quote
Quite the contrary, I've had good success with K-x, AF540FGZ flash and the Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6. If anything, bounce flash with that combo came out a little dark, I remember setting FEC +1.

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My shots were with the K-5.
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