Flash question

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by blinded, Dec 28, 2003.

  1. blinded

    blinded TPF Noob!

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    Hey,

    I have a Minolta flash, and one side of it is the regular white, and the other half is red. It looks just like this , but mine is from '86 so the body looks a bit different.

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    I was just wondering if the red part does anything special?

    It also came with a plastic cover type thing that snaps on, and half of it has little bumps on it. What does this do?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MuffinJuice

    MuffinJuice TPF Noob!

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    i cant answer the question, but how much research have you done on the thing? maybe if you find a website selling similar flashes or something, you could get your answer in the description
     
  3. doxx

    doxx TPF Noob!

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    The red plastic covers mostlikely a support light for the camera's autofocus in dark conditions. The plastic cover with the bumps is a diffusor to spread the harsh flash light and make it appear softer
     
  4. steve817

    steve817 TPF Noob!

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    Yeah, what he said.

    Steve
     

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