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  1. radioschizo

    radioschizo TPF Noob!

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    I'm pulling my hair out because I can't figure out how to get rid of the shadow I get anytime I use a wide-angle attachment & the onboard flash. Observe:

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    How does one overcome this?
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    It's the shadow of your lens. You have to get the flash off camera.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Take the lens off the camera. :thumbup:
     
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    radioschizo TPF Noob!

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    Only an external flash will solve this?
     
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    reznap No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yes, you're blocking your own light source. A bigger flash (speedlite) mounted on the hotshoe may help (your flash will be much higher..), but I'm not sure if you'll still have a little shadow or not.
     
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    o hey tyler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Strap a business card in front of your flash to bounce it off the ceiling so you won't have harsh shadows from the lens.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    If you weren't using a fisheye lens the problem would be less severe.
     
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    robertwsimpson No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    1. gary fong flash bouncer thingy
    2. hot shoe flash
    3. no flash
    4. smaller lens
     

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