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08-10-2009, 10:17 AM   #1
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Fill flash with the K20D

What's the best way to do fill flash with the K20D?

Daytime shooting?

Nighttime shooting?

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my suggestion

if to do fill flash, during the day, the external flash should be mounted, because otherwise most pictures would become overexposed, since the fastest shutter available with pop up flash is 1/180.

in the evening, where there is less light you can use pop up flash for fill flash shots..

with external flash mounted on the camera, you can switch the flash to "high speed shooting" and make fill flash shots easily.

hope that was helpful.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mystic Quote
if to do fill flash, during the day, the external flash should be mounted, because otherwise most pictures would become overexposed, since the fastest shutter available with pop up flash is 1/180.

in the evening, where there is less light you can use pop up flash for fill flash shots..

with external flash mounted on the camera, you can switch the flash to "high speed shooting" and make fill flash shots easily.

hope that was helpful.
Ok, that makes a lot of sense. But how do I actually do fill-flash? How should I set my exposure. And my flash exposure?
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It depends on the situation.
Generally speaking, setting your flash to HSS and dialing down the FEC to -1.0 or below, or thereabouts, can get you started doing fill flash. You'll soon find out whether the flash intensity is enough or not by your results.

I've found that at times FEC needs to be at 0 or even +0.7 to get the results I want - again, depends on the ambient light, subject and general setting...

Probably best to read up on it online, like from:
www.profotos.com/education/promag/.../fill_flash/index.shtml
Shutterbug: Using Fill Flash
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ash Quote
It depends on the situation.
Generally speaking, setting your flash to HSS and dialing down the FEC to -1.0 or below, or thereabouts, can get you started doing fill flash. You'll soon find out whether the flash intensity is enough or not by your results.

I've found that at times FEC needs to be at 0 or even +0.7 to get the results I want - again, depends on the ambient light, subject and general setting...

Probably best to read up on it online, like from:
www.profotos.com/education/promag/.../fill_flash/index.shtml
Shutterbug: Using Fill Flash
Fill-Flash
Thanks. It sounds like I need to play around with it.
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what flash are you using?



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So far, my experiments have just been with the pop-up. I do have the 540 external, but haven't used it yet on this camera.
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I have the 540 as well

I seemed to experience problems with my GX20 and the 540... had far to many over or under exposed results .. went over the manual, purchased a help book from another site and was still never confident with it.


Now after getting my K-7 I can say it was not me nor the flash as the K-7 and the 540 works like a charm... and it in fact it gives me enough confidence to take on an upcoming wedding using flash.. something I avoided before.

I have good quality fast glass and was able to get by.


All I can say is when you find a setting that works stick to it on the K20


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Thanks, Neil.
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