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JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53528 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 11:02 AM

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
13 May 2013 - 11:10 AM

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
LesJD  2145 forum posts Wales
13 May 2013 - 11:13 AM

The only time I use it is when I need a burst of fill flash.Indoors it's external flash only ( bounced ).

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StuartAt
StuartAt e2 Member 91031 forum postsStuartAt vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 11:17 AM

I use mine as a controller for an off-camera flash. As such, I'd say I use it pretty often.

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014714 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 11:24 AM

not got one Sad

BUT

i used one on a delegate's camera just this saturday - showing him how fill flash worked

keith selmes
13 May 2013 - 12:01 PM

On my compact, in a poorly lit office, about a year ago.

GazzaG2003
GazzaG2003  11252 forum posts England
13 May 2013 - 12:15 PM

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
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 12:27 PM

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

Last Modified By AnnChown at 13 May 2013 - 12:28 PM
LesJD
LesJD  2145 forum posts Wales
13 May 2013 - 12:45 PM

I think it's worked very well,better to have the slight highlights (can be cloned out ) than have faces in shadow.

Philo
Philo e2 Member 464 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 4:57 PM

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
lawbert  71684 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 6:07 PM

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
Carabosse e2 Member 1139388 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 6:18 PM

1993. Smile

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314893 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 7:35 PM

Yep all the time, its good when used with care.

peterjones
peterjones e2 Member 123845 forum postspeterjones vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 10:19 PM

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
Sooty_1 Critique Team 41175 forum posts United Kingdom196 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 10:21 PM

I last used mine to look under some furniture for a dropped ipod.

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