Strobist FAQ These notes are chunked into similar themes so scroll down to find So glad that Paul C. Buff has announced their next strobe: www. Hello, I unexpectedly got a Canon EX Speedlite flash so I have been thrown into the world of flash and would like to explore it. My question is: Is it worth getting a Gadget Infinity Cactus trigger to use with this flash since it doesn't have a manual setting? I can't afford to buy another flash to use as a Master been buying other camera goodies but one day I might.
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Updated: February 26, References. The unit attaches to the top of the camera, creating a much stronger light source than the on-camera flash, and is easily detachable when not in use. Using an external flash unit illuminates the subject of your photograph without the harsh, unnatural light of in-camera flashes.
An external flash like the Canon EX also reduces redeye, is more powerful than the in-camera flash and allows the photographer full control over lighting the subject.
This article has been viewed 16, times. Learn more Explore this Article Steps. Tips and Warnings. Things You'll Need. Related Articles. Mount the Speedlite EX on the camera by loosening the locking collar on the bottom of the flash unit, sliding the unit's mounting foot completely on to the camera's hot shoe and tightening the locking collar.
Choose your wireless setting. For normal flash operation, set the wireless selector to "off. Turn on the power by setting the main switch to "on. The energy saving mode will automatically take effect after 90 seconds of idleness.
Adjust the flash head according to where you want the light directed. By directing the flash upwards toward the ceiling you will softly illuminate the subject and its immediate surroundings.
Directing the flash straight at the subject will result in a stronger illumination on the subject and little of the background. Compose your shot and take the picture. Your EX should automatically fire. The flash exposure confirmation light on the back of the flash will light for three seconds to signal the correct exposure has taken place. I placed the EX flash but my camera won't work to take the picture. When I remove it my camera works.
What should I do? Check the flash mount on the camera and clean it from dust and try again. Yes No. Not Helpful 1 Helpful 0. Try to change batteries to another brand.
Otherwise, contact a repair shop for help. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. By using this service, some information may be shared with YouTube. You may want to invest in rechargeable batteries and a wall charger as buying new batteries can become expensive.
In a good charger, batteries should be ready for use in two hours. If your flash exposure confirmation light is not lit, your photo may be underexposed. Move closer to your subject or readjust the flash head. Wait until the "pilot" light is lit before taking your next shot. The flash will not fire until the "pilot" light is on. Placing a diffuser like the Omni-Bounce over the flash head helps give more even light coverage across the frame.
Helpful 0 Not Helpful 4. Submit a Tip All tip submissions are carefully reviewed before being published. Remember to loosen the locking collar before removing the flash unit from the camera. Failure to do so can result in a bent hot shoe and broken mounting unit. When bouncing light off a hard surface, remember the light will be tinted the same color as that surface. White walls work best. Bouncing light off a red wall will result in a photo with a red tint, a blue wall will give a cold blue tint, etc.
Canon Speedlite 420EX User Manual
Updated: February 26, References. The unit attaches to the top of the camera, creating a much stronger light source than the on-camera flash, and is easily detachable when not in use. Using an external flash unit illuminates the subject of your photograph without the harsh, unnatural light of in-camera flashes. An external flash like the Canon EX also reduces redeye, is more powerful than the in-camera flash and allows the photographer full control over lighting the subject. Log in Facebook.
Canon Speedlite 420EX Instructions Manual