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07-07-2012, 09:53 PM   #1
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Pop-up bounce flash?

Can the K-01 pop-up flash be pulled back to bounce it off the ceiling, like the Lumix GF series?

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No, but a white card placed at an angle in front of the flash does the same thing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mysticcowboy Quote
No, but a white card placed at an angle in front of the flash does the same thing.
But does it have enough power to be useful when bounced? Good flashes usually have a GN of around 42, but the inbuilt one will be no more than 15.
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It is GN 12.

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Even though the Pentax K-01 has a somewhat smaller built in flash GN; the fill-flash does in fact generate an extraordinary amount of heat.

I don't think that one would actually want to try placing something such as any card, fabric, or reflector in front of it. A few ideas that might work - that still keep the size issue to a minimum. One could almost get a detached flash that is small enough to fit into a pocket; either wired or a slave unit.

Holga 12S Flash for 135TIM (Yellow) 285120 B&H Photo Video

This one might just work as a non dedicated flash. Btw worth checking out the link; as it almost matches a yellow bee K-01
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QuoteOriginally posted by Medium FormatPro Quote
Even though the Pentax K-01 has a somewhat smaller built in flash GN; the fill-flash does in fact generate an extraordinary amount of heat.

I don't think that one would actually want to try placing something such as any card, fabric, or reflector in front of it. A few ideas that might work - that still keep the size issue to a minimum. One could almost get a detached flash that is small enough to fit into a pocket; either wired or a slave unit.

Holga 12S Flash for 135TIM (Yellow) 285120 B&H Photo Video

This one might just work as a non dedicated flash. Btw worth checking out the link; as it almost matches a yellow bee K-01
That is the cutiest thing I've seen. And it's Yellow!

The power of it is the same as with the build in flash, so you don't gain any power. Just pimp up your yellow brick!

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A piece of card (about hand sized) that has one side glued with aluminum foil can do lots.
The flash does not need to be that powerful either. A higher ISO like 400-800 instantly "improves" the power and takes in more of the ambient as well.
You can even angle the reflector card so that the lighting appears a bit more angled than just top down.

Here is an example I posted in another forum :
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