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last time you used your "pop up flash"


JackAllTog Plus
5 4.0k 58 United Kingdom
13 May 2013 11:02AM
When was the last time you used your "pop up flash" - If you even have one?

I used to love my "pop up flash" on my APS-c camera's, and i used to wish the FF bodies i wanted had a pop up flash too.

But in a 'flash' of inspiration Wink after 3 years. I've realised I've hardly ever actually used it in the last 2 years, if I've needed flash I've used an external one instead and even then almost never pointing directly at the subject.

Do you find much use for your popup flash? What kind of shots do you take with it?

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pentaxpete Plus
9 560 1 England
13 May 2013 11:10AM
Yes -- here is one where I used the 'Pop up' flash on my Nikon L35AF compact taking the Romford Town Crier as he was against the light -- I saw straight away it needed 'fill-in flash'


LesJD Plus
2 153 Wales
13 May 2013 11:13AM
The only time I use it is when I need a burst of fill flash.Indoors it's external flash only ( bounced ).
StuartAt Plus
10 1.1k 8 England
13 May 2013 11:17AM
I use mine as a controller for an off-camera flash. As such, I'd say I use it pretty often.
ade_mcfade Plus
10 15.1k 216 England
13 May 2013 11:24AM
not got one Sad

BUT

i used one on a delegate's camera just this saturday - showing him how fill flash worked
keith selmes
11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
13 May 2013 12:01PM
On my compact, in a poorly lit office, about a year ago.
13 May 2013 12:15PM
I use it to wirelessly fire my 580ex II off camera, but on holiday I take the 7D with a 50mm for portraits/full length shots of the kids along the beach front at dusk for fill in along with a popup diffuser
popup-diffuser-7d.jpg


popup-diffuser.jpg

AnnChown Plus
5 195 1 United Kingdom
13 May 2013 12:27PM
I used mine on Saturday when my stepson got married - this image is Christopher (my husband) and Andrew, the groom. Has it worked? Probably the first time I've used a fill in flash so I'd be interested to know. A few highlights on the heads.... Wink

father-and-son-1-5.jpg

LesJD Plus
2 153 Wales
13 May 2013 12:45PM
I think it's worked very well,better to have the slight highlights (can be cloned out ) than have faces in shadow.
Philo Plus
4 88 83 England
13 May 2013 4:57PM
I use it quite often my D90 to trigger off-camera flashes. Still use it as fill flash sometimes but obviously much better to mount a flashgun.
Phil
lawbert Plus
8 1.8k 15 England
13 May 2013 6:07PM
Much the same as you Stuart...
Like others used it to trigger off camera flashes occasionally but got some wireless jobbies now which are far more reliable so I dont see myself using it ever again to be honest
Carabosse Plus
11 39.7k 269 England
13 May 2013 6:18PM
1993. Smile
Paul Morgan Plus
13 16.2k 6 England
13 May 2013 7:35PM
Yep all the time, its good when used with care.
peterjones Plus
12 4.1k 1 United Kingdom
13 May 2013 10:19PM
If you are out and about without all your whizzbang flashguns an on camera flash gun is excellent for any kind of fill in flash especially where you can adjust the output; as a main flash gun ermmm no. As always equipment has it's limitations.
Sooty_1 Plus
4 1.3k 203 United Kingdom
13 May 2013 10:21PM
I last used mine to look under some furniture for a dropped ipod.

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