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Hot Shoe Photography

Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:04 am

I have a cheap Digital Concepts external flash with bracket. It has a normal/ 4 slaves modes on it and I am using on a D40x. It says I can use either the bracket or hot shoe but the flash still pops up when i attach it to the top of the camera. Is the compatible this way or can I only use speedlights? Thanks

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RE: Hot Shoe Photography

Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:48 pm

I believe I started with the same thing with my 30D. I put the flash on the bracket on whichever slave mode worked best. Yes the flash will pop-up. The slave flash will go off when it sees the camera flash fire. I found it gave me more light having both, than just having the one on the shoe on top of the camera. The different slave settings were for how fast the slave fired after seeing the main flash I believe. Slave 4 seemed way slower than Slave 1. Maybe it was just me.....
I now have a professional backet and a 580 EX 2 speedlight. Having a flash on a bracket I was told cuts down on redeye and the shadows cast by an object.
Hopefully this helps a little!

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