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10-23-2012, 06:59 PM   #1
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Exposure Compensation And The On-Board Flash.

I just discovered that the light output can be controlled with a series of test shots. Do I still need my Metz 58AF-2?

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Would you like my address, so you can ship it to me?
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I don't do a lot of flash work and didn't think of using the '58(I've never used it). I'll let you know.
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What until you put a bigger lens on, say something with a 72mm or bigger filter and your will see the eclipse of the lens in your photos with the built in flash.

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The on-board flash, with its tiny light source and 'close to lens axis' is really only good for putting a tiny bit of fill light into some shots to reduce and soften shadows. As a primary lighting source, it pretty much just serves to make people look bad. Remember the rule of thumb, the larger the light source, the softer the light. That is why big soft boxes and large reflectors make such nice light. The inverse is also true. With that little light, it will be harsh and flat.
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Yes, EC also regulates P-TTL exposure. Even with P-TTL flash you need to tweak EC to adjust for scene bright/darkness,
just as you do in non-flash photography. EC is just easier to reach than FEC, which is burired in a menu.

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Sorry man, I'll now Keep it.
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