A99 the end of flash photograpy?

Started Nov 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
Takuya
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Re: A99 the end of flash photograpy?
In reply to seilerbird666, Nov 12, 2012

seilerbird666 wrote:

Takuya wrote:

seilerbird666 wrote:

Absolutely not. I am a bird photographer and when a bird is in the shade and taken at high ISO the colors are muted and not true to life. It takes a flash to bring out the real colors. Also high ISO also means slow shutter speed which does not work for birds, they move too much. The lack of a flash is why I will never own an a99. How stupid of them to leave it off.

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Really.....? You use on cam flash for birding?

Absolutely. Most of the time when I shoot a subject that is less than 10 feet away from me I turn on the flash. The colors are always more accurate and in bird photography accurate color is important.

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Huh....interesting.  Most birders that I know are shooting with 400mm+ zooms and an on camera flash wouldn't do jack for that. I suppose if yours are always that close, then sure, on camera would work. I don't know of many full frame pro level cameras that have and on camera flash though because most would people use camera anyway. While I admit it would be nice to have and it was/is handy on the A77 when I needed extra light in a pinch, the lack of on camera flash did not stop me from purchasing my A99. Even though I now have no way of remote triggering my 43AM and 58AM flash guns. I won't buy the 20AM until they revamp it for the new shoe.

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