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05-02-2016, 05:11 AM   #1
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Flash units and approaches to augmenting light with the K-1

I pre-ordered a k-1 from B&H, back in mid February, and since then have been wondering how owners of said camera will augment light.... when advised..... Lighting for the casual shots that need SOMETHING to avoid the dreaded silhouette effect.... The shots that might be naturally "Back-Lighted" by the sky, or some other light source,often need a little extra light, like all the built in flashes provided. I own a meca blitz (BY Metz) that is a Pentax specific ptt flash. Maybe I'll need to start having that onboard regularly???


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Yep, you'll have to bring the Metz with you just to do fill flash. :-(

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QuoteOriginally posted by photoramone Quote
I pre-ordered a k-1 from B&H, back in mid February, and since then have been wondering how owners of said camera will augment light.... when advised..... Lighting for the casual shots that need SOMETHING to avoid the dreaded silhouette effect.... The shots that might be naturally "Back-Lighted" by the sky, or some other light source,often need a little extra light, like all the built in flashes provided.
In backlight situations you could use a reflector.

Doesn't run out of batteries, provides much softer light, and enables the option to have an off-axis light source.

Of course, one can use a pop-up flash replacement but I personally will be using a radio trigger with an off-camera flash that I can remote-control from the on-camera trigger.
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QuoteOriginally posted by photoramone Quote
I pre-ordered a k-1 from B&H, back in mid February, and since then have been wondering how owners of said camera will augment light.... when advised..... Lighting for the casual shots that need SOMETHING to avoid the dreaded silhouette effect.... The shots that might be naturally "Back-Lighted" by the sky, or some other light source,often need a little extra light, like all the built in flashes provided. I own a meca blitz (BY Metz) that is a Pentax specific ptt flash. Maybe I'll need to start having that onboard regularly???
Spend some time here, it'll pay back more than any gear you can buy. http://neilvn.com/tangents/flash-photography-techniques/

And reflector or flash, get the light off the camera.


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