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11-01-2011, 06:47 AM   #1
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I'm having a problem using my Metz 58 in some situations. It works great when I can bounce off a light colored ceiling or wall but I'm often forced to use it directly when in a place with very high ceilings or dark colors (museums). What sort of flash modifier would you recommend when I'm in these situations? I'd think I could get away with off-camera flash when I'm not moving around but that doesn't work well in a museum.


11-01-2011, 06:55 AM   #2

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I really like this DIY version.

You can see how much shadow reduction is possible with this design in my example pictures in the link below. In addition, notice how I attach the unit to the flash on it's longest axis. This allow you to flip the flash head up with the bouncer facing forward when shooting in the portrait orientation.


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I tried several different DIY solutions and I was never completely happy with light. I'm satisfied with LUMIQUEST Soft Box LTP LQ-124. I have my flash on P-TTL wire in one hand, camera in the other hand and it works great.
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If the ceiling is to high, try bouncing it off the side of walls, or even behind you. works well most of the time



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actually for recently event shot...I only shot directly without any bounce...
the photo come out not bad...
I personally think shot directly is fine, and can save a lot flash power
just buy a good flash bracket, so in potrait mode it can avoid nasty side shadow

some sample pic I took with direct flash in a event a few days ago

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