General Flash ???

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  1. woodsac

    woodsac TPF Noob!

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    I ordered a flash...but know nothing about them :blushing:
    Anyone have any links or advice about auxillary flashes. The flash was recommended here a while back. And I read a few good reviews around the net, so I ordered one.
    I think it will be primarily used as a fill flash, for when I need that little bit of extra light. But I would like to know what else I can do with it...so I'm not wasting it's resources?

    Promaster 7500DX
    http://www.onecall.com/ProductDetails.aspx?sHist=12-5%2c6-154&id=28793


    Compatible Battery
    (4) AA Batteries Guide Number (in feet)138 Recycle Time (seconds)0.3-10

    Detailed Specifications:
    Guide Number: 138 (100 ISO)
    TTL Auto Range: 2-99' (100 ISO)
    Power Source: 4 AA Alkaline Batteries or NiMH rechargable batteries
    Recycle Time: 0.3-10 Seconds
    Motorized Zoom - 24mm-105mm
    AF Illuminator for Autofocusing
    Bounce Angle: -7° to 90°
    Full TTL Dedication
    Swivel Angle: 0° to 180°
    Front & Rear Flash Ready Light
    Flash Modes: TTL Auto, Manual, Multiple
    Multifunction LCD Display Panel Modeling, Slave/Remote
    E-TTL Compatible
     
  2. Big Mike

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

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    I don't know anything about that particular flash or how well it will work with Canon's E-TTL...but if you haven't seen this already, here is the Canon EOS flash bible.... http://photonotes.org/articles/eos-flash/
     
  3. woodsac

    woodsac TPF Noob!

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    Thanks Mike. That link is new to me. For whatever reason, I can't access it from work, but I'll read till my eyes bleed when I get home :lol:
    Thanks again :thumbup:
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well believe me, your eyes and your brain will bleed the first time you try to read that. Just about everyone who has read it...is confused about it in some way...there is a lot of info there...so if you can pick some of it up...then hopefully that will help.
     
  5. DocFrankenstein

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    It's a slightly "unknown" flash as far as third party brands go. The reliable ones are Metz and Sigma

    Promaster is the "opticon" of flashes.

    Let us know if it works.
     
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    woodsac TPF Noob!

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    Well like I said, I read quite a few reviews from different sites, and there was very little 'negative' feedback anywhere. It originally came as a highly recommended flash from TPF member Digital Matt. Not being a pro, I would rather have a decent flash for an affordable price, than a great flash that costs an arm and a leg ;)
    I don't have any other true studio type lighting equipment, and I'm sure this will be better than my built in flash.
     
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    If matt recommended it - at the very least, I'd be willing to bet that it works.

    You're telling me? I have 5 flashes and ALL of them cost less then your promaster alone. Full manual babies.
     
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    woodsac TPF Noob!

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    Doc, what's a full manual flash?
    How green am I :lol:
     
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    PlasticSpanner TPF Noob!

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    You set the power and range/angle of the flash and then set the camera shutter speed and lens aperture manually!

    Usually all worked out from a chart on the back of the flash gun.
     
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    You just control how much light it gives you with a dial. The flash doesn't talk to camera like they do with ETTL

    I don't have deadlines, so there's no need for ETTL for me.
     

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