Ceiling bounce with a non-swivel flash?

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  1. acrabb

    acrabb TPF Noob!

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    Hi,

    I just bought my starter SLR, Rebel T1i two-lens kit and a Speedlite 270ex. I didn't put enough thought into the choice of flash which is tilt-only and now realize of course I can't get ceiling bounce when holding the camera vertically. Looking for a solution.

    I'm expecting to expand my equipment so if the answer is "get a better flash with tilt/swivel and use this one as a backup" that's OK. Just wondering if there is an adapter (which may also be useful when I upgrade) to allow the flash to be pointed up when the camera is portrait oriented.

    Thanks!
    Andy
     
  2. FlickerLight

    FlickerLight TPF Noob!

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    You may be able to get a bracket that can change the orientation of the flash. If it is a hotshoe only flash, you may need to get the pc adapter as well.
     
  3. JamesMason

    JamesMason TPF Noob!

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    Get a flash cord and hold in in your other hand, or ebay the flash and get an upgrade. If you have just bought it the shop may even give you a refund.
     
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    PhotoXopher TPF Noob!

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    I mount my SB-400 on a monopod and use a cable... will do until I can afford an SB-900.
     
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    IgsEMT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    bracket, minisoftbox, foam paper to shoot through (though you'll need to really boost the power on the flash unit and account for white balance).
     
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    SrBiscuit TPF Noob!

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    get some foam core.
    score it.
    bend it.
    velcro it in a such a way as to bounce the flash.
     
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    Tiberius47 TPF Noob!

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    Get a 430EX. A 270 is barely more powerful than the flash in your camera.
     

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