Author Topic: Dedicated camera flash  (Read 1056 times)

crazyjo.kathy

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Dedicated camera flash
« on: April 20, 2015, 07:31:08 am »
Upcoming class will be Intro to Photojournalism and will need a dedicated camera flash. When I got my canon T5  one came in the set it is a Bower digital slave flash model # SFD18.  Will this work for class or do I need to purchase another one?

Traeton Garl

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Re: Dedicated camera flash
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2015, 09:57:44 am »
Hi crazyjo.kathy,

Unfortunately, I do not think this will meet the requirement as it does not appear to be able to bounce - swivel upwards to reflect the flash off of the ceiling or a reflector and towards the subject to soften harsh shadows and reduce contrast.  An example of one that does is the Metz mecablitx 20 (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/483159-REG/Metz_MZ_20220.html)  This a a basic and very entry level flash.  If you you are considering focusing on areas such as  photojournalism and documentary, I would recommend looking at much more powerful units such as the ones provided by your camera’s manufacturer to provide greater power and flexibility in a wider range of situations.
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