Canon Speedlite System Digital Field Guide by Brian McLernon

By Brian McLernon

Detailed insurance of Canon's 4 speedlite-580EX II, 430 EX II, 220 EX and the recent 270 EX-built solely for Canon DSLRs

If you utilize a electronic SLR digicam, then you definately comprehend simply how severe it truly is to have a able flash. Canon Speedlite shines a complete new gentle on taking images with a Canon DSLR. This full-color, in-depth consultant takes you past the normal handbook that accompanies the Speedlite and indicates you the categories of settings you should use in your digital camera whilst operating with the Speedlite.
You'll discover the probabilities of instant lights with a number of speedlites in addition to the inventive results you could in achieving. writer photographer Brian McLernon demystifies constructing the speedlite, synchronizing the speedlite gear, and picking lights ratios. * Canon DSLRs are just starting to be in attractiveness and the Speedlite method is a must have accent for exploring a brand new global of electronic picture possibilities
* indicates you the way to create a cheap and conveyable instant studio lights method that could pass the place you pass
* Demystifies constructing the speedlite, synchronizing the apparatus, and knowing lighting fixtures ratios
* Covers different Canon lights approach elements, akin to the ST-E2 Speedlite Transmitter, Macro Ring Lite, and Macro dual Lite

Real-world details on utilizing those speedlites illustrated via full-color examples and untangles the complexities of utilizing the Canon Speedlite process.

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Quick flash will not operate in Continuous shooting, FEB, Manual flash, or Multi-Stroboscopic Flash modes. indd 14 12/16/09 8:59 PM Chapter 1 Exploring the 580EX II and 430EX II Speedlites X Flash exposure confirmation lamp. This indicator glows green for about three seconds when standard flash exposure is attained. X Mounting foot locking lever. This is a huge improvement over the old 580EX. This lever locks the Speedlite with a click into the camera’s hot shoe or the included Speedlite stand. X Wide panel.

11 Hot shoe mounting foot and lock lever Control buttons There are eight control buttons and a switch on the back of the 430EX II, so I’ll describe how each one operates in order to get the best results from your new Speedlite. Some of them are obvious, such as the On/Off switch, but others control the menus and settings that you select. Spend some time getting acclimated to these controls so that you can be ready to make future adjustments on the fly. Fn) button. indd 23 12/16/09 8:59 PM Canon Speedlight System Digital Field Guide light.

Press the center Select/Set button again. This sets the last option and allows you to set the flash exposure level. 6. Set your shutter speed. Your shutter speed depends on the firing frequency of the flash per second (measured in Hz) and the number of flashes (also called the repeat rate). Your shutter speed is equal to the number of flashes divided by the firing frequency. For example, say you set the frequency to 5 Hz, and you want the flash to fire 20 times in a single frame; in this case, you divide 20 by 5.

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