Flash and Stroboframe

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  1. nkmaurer

    nkmaurer TPF Noob!

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    I know I need to find some time to study lighting more in depth, but I came across something that really puzzled me. I have a Canon 30D and 580EX flash. I felt like my on camera flash was giving me better results than the 580 so most of the timeI never used it cause my pictures would turn out darker. Most of the time I shoot 'P'. Well I bought a stroboframe because I was sick of retouching shadows on vertical shots.

    Using the same 'P' setting and ISO 100 with the same 580 flash connected by the stroboframe, now my pictures are totally white when they used to be dark! Why would the stroboframe change that? Now I am having problems 'darkening' my shots. I tried 250 F8 and they were still bright. But one plus is no shadows now :) Anyone have any quick suggestions on why I am having problems? I haven't had a chance to go outside and mess with it, everything I have done has been inside. But then again I just got it about an hour ago!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Your photos shouldn't really be any lighter or darker...with either the built-in flash, the 580 on the hot shoe or with it on the frame.

    Do you know how & when to use FEC (flash exposure compensation)?

    It would help if you posted some examples and included the EXIF date.
     
  3. jstuedle

    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I am not familiar with your rig, but do you have the correct off camera cable for your camera/flash?
     
  4. Mike_E

    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    What jstuedle said. Sounds as though you are not shooting in TTL.
     
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    elsaspet TPF Noob!

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    Yeah TTL and make sure your high synh is on.
     
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    Sideburns TPF Noob!

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    make sure it's using TTL. Try exposure compensation as well.
     
  7. JIP

    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I agree either something ain't set right or something is broke.
     
  8. Keith Gebhardt

    Keith Gebhardt TPF Noob!

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    check your metering
     
  9. nkmaurer

    nkmaurer TPF Noob!

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    "Do you know how & when to use FEC (flash exposure compensation)?"
    -Unfortunately no I don't know what it is or how to use it

    I have never uploaded photos on here and can't figure out how to do it? Do you have to insert a URL?

    When I called to order my stroboframe and flash extension cord I was told to go with the promaster cord and save some money. They told me I wouldn't notice a difference with my 30D.

    I have left my flash on ETTL becasue I obviously don't know enough about it to mess around with the settings.

    Hopefully I will be able to figure out how to upload images here and so you examples of what I am getting.

    Thanks!
     
  10. Keith Gebhardt

    Keith Gebhardt TPF Noob!

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    go to an image host.. i like tinypic.com upload the picture. and take the code thats in the [​IMG]
     
  11. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm guessing the same thing....

    Canon digital SLRs paired with an EX line of flashes meter off of a pre-flash. Can you see a preflash when you trip the shutter?
     
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