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« on: August 14, 2008, 04:35 »
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I am looking for a cheep slave flash (I think that is what it is called) separate unit that picks up the flash from my camera and also flashes unfortunately my camera dose not have a flash connection and dose that irritating preflash are there any cheep flashes that can handle the preflash

any sugestions?


« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008, 05:09 »
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which camera do you have?

« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008, 05:15 »
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pentax w30



« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2008, 05:27 »
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Can you shoot your flash manually? or are you using TTL or something?

If you can shoot manually you can set up a optical slave with any old other flash you want.

« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2008, 05:39 »
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dont know what ttl is but in any of the flash modes the flash goes twice

« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2008, 06:48 »
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ok, simpler question...

what camera are you using?
Can you put your flash in manual mode?

« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2008, 07:52 »
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why dont buy optic flash triger, or radio flash trigger, and use any flash you can find.

edit: i see Leaf already answer similar to my response. sorry for double post. hhhh
« Last Edit: August 14, 2008, 07:54 by Peter »

« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2008, 09:23 »
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The Adorama AC Slave Flash are inexpensive. All you need is some old light stands. And your on board flash should trigger those.

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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2008, 12:29 »
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ok, simpler question...

what camera are you using?
Can you put your flash in manual mode?
He answered that question already its a simple point-and-shoot without hotshoe. There is no manual mode for the built-in-flash.

« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2008, 14:15 »
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yeah, i guess your right...

he is stuck then isn't he? 
You can't use a slave flash if you camera is going to try and flash the scene correctly.  If you had a slave in addition it would make everything over exposed.

« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2008, 14:29 »
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If it it fires more than once, maybe the red-eye reduction is on.  Also, some cameras send a bit of light that so the auto-focus can work.  This light doesn't trigger my cheap little slaves, but it does trigger my sensitive studio lights if they are set up as slaves.  If this is the case, can you focus manually?

You may be able to attempt putting a tissue, or a few layers of that white non-translucent office tape over your flash.  As long as it is enough light to still trigger the slaves, you can experiment and come up a good exposure that would be more pleasing than on-camera flash.


 

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