fisheye and flash

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  1. ajmall

    ajmall TPF Noob!

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    i use a nikon F80 and i have a sigma 15mm fish eye but i find taking dark shots with a flash difficult as they're often over exposed even when reducing the power.

    is there a specific flash out there that gives a wide coverage of light? most people i know who use a fish eye have a slave but i don't have the cash to get myself one
     
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    I shoot canon, so I can't give direct experience, but my Speedlite 550EX has a little wide-angle thingie built into it. It's a little plastic cover that slides out of the flash head, then flips down over the flash. The unit automatically adjusts to the wide-angle coverage then.
     
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    I doubt you'll find a single flash head that gives you coverage for a 15mm lens.
     
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    yeah i didn't think i could get a 15mm flash. i have a 28-80 flash at the mo and some random i got for £5- it's to use in studios. a cheaper version of a hot shoe adapter. using undeveloped but exposed slide film as an infra red thing. if u don't know what i'm talking about then don't worry!

    i think a slave is my best option then. i have recently got a cheque for £150 (about $200) for a photo, do u think i can get a decent used slave unit for that???

    thanks
     
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    my flash does 17-135mm, but would the coverage cause it to be over exposed?

    what flash are you using?
    you might try a TTL flash like the SB600 or 800 or maybe SB-80DX
     

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