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    Understanding Canon Flashes and how they work

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    Hi guys,

    Quite a few of you have Canon flashes in your arsenal of photography equipment.

    This is a site that is a must read for a better understand of how it works and other potential uses that you have not yet considered.

    Canon: Flash Work - EOS/EOS Digital + Speedlite

    Hope it's helpful.

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    thanks for the heads-up benny!

    btw just got the STE2 and am flashing away when i have the chance.
    but still need to learn about reducing the resolution and cropping to upload pictures.
    i have one shot of the three line pencil in camouflage but no where like your picture.
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    after reading....still dont understand
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    Quote Originally Posted by mervin
    after reading....still dont understand
    For avian photography, these are less applicable except for fill flash. Unless you start shooting fishes..........

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benny
    Unless you start shooting fishes..........

    Cheers,

    just might start doing that, got to spent all my free time at home now....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mervin
    just might start doing that, got to spent all my free time at home now....
    Oh... I better personally come and help you set everything up. And we better do it quick before you change your mind again.

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    hahahaha !
    don't worry i got to keep me wifey company mah, now that she is alone........

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    since we are on the subject of flashes...
    would there be any difference/advantage with :

    a) STE2 with 2 x speedlight 580EX, versus

    b) STE2 with 1 x 580EX + 1 x 420EX

    my reason for this question is attributed to chasing the fishes around my tank for that "perfect" shot. arms got tired really quick!

    so i am contemplating getting another flash...
    i saw some adverts on CS for a 580EX and a 420EX.
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    i sometimes use..
    1x 550ex , 2x 420ex and st-e2 for fish shoot..
    but still have to chase.. hahaha..
    but relatively much eaiser la.

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    Chasing is still needed even with multiple flash... The only thing is that we don't need to shift the flash all over the place while chasing after the fish...
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    Quote Originally Posted by celticfish
    since we are on the subject of flashes...
    would there be any difference/advantage with :

    a) STE2 with 2 x speedlight 580EX, versus

    b) STE2 with 1 x 580EX + 1 x 420EX

    my reason for this question is attributed to chasing the fishes around my tank for that "perfect" shot. arms got tired really quick!

    so i am contemplating getting another flash...
    i saw some adverts on CS for a 580EX and a 420EX.
    It's not the equipment, it's the setup.

    With the right set up, even one 420EX is enough.

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    chasing with the camera is bearable.
    its chasing with the camera in one hand and the 580EX on the other thats a killer!!

    benny,
    now i know why you use the M or S size fiveplan tanks!

    for the benefit of the other folks that were not at the recent talk conducted by benny, the fiveplan tanks are also made of float glass (good quality) and thin (minimal distortion). also, with those tank sizes, the use of one flash is possible too.
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    on the small tank i only use 420.. sometimes i even have to throughly diffuse it cos its too strong!!

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