ctlow

ctlow

Joined on Jan 20, 2013
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Amateur photographer since 1970s.

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  • My. What an extended conversation, and all about a little flash. The story gets curiouser. These are all early evening, ambient window-light insignificant, zoom set back to a medium setting of ...
  • Yes, that is odd. All I can say is that the most recent images were made within minutes of each other in ambient window light (back-light, image-left) which looked the same and wouldn't have been ...
  • Hi, dinoSnake. You do in fact seem to know quite a bit. (The reason BTW that I have both an FL-600R and and FL-50R is that I asked for both for Christmas ... and got both! I was hoping for one or ...
  • I don't know what the two of you are up to (plotting, conniving ...), but yes, here is roughly the same shot with the FL-50R. I tried to leave everything the same. Both flashes were set to a zoom ...
  • I came across these commands to process multiple ORF files to text file output in Mac OS X Terminal, i.e. to make an incrementing loop, AKA "batch processing": One would have to substitute in the ...
  • Observation: if I wish to extract details such as RC flash settings, it gets lost when converting ORF to DNG files (I believe). No, that's incorrect; the DNG Exiftool output has different fields in ...
  • Very well. If only for purposes of academic interest, having tried several combinations this evening (20), here are three variations: FL-600R alone, RC, bounced off tan wall image-right, TTL ...
  • Thanks again, assaft. I kinda agree about the underexposed, although in the last image in that set the skin is losing highlight detail (to my eye) in a few spots. That's why I kept decreasing the ...
  • Sorry, Robert, I haven't read through all 30+ posts in this thread, but I was asking the same question privately recently to a contact who lives and photographs where it's -40 (C & F!). Here's ...
  • Well, I'm glad that I've got you and dinoSnake are engaged in a healthy, respectful debate. Between you two and assaft (who reminded me to compare with manual mode) recently, I realized that my TTL ...
  • Replied in I meant "GN"
    It's too late now to go back and edit, but my last statement of an f-stop of 5 meant "GN of about 5".
  • Right, and if I have one take-home, it's that the FL-600R is a lovely piece of hardware but a GN of 36 is more drastically different from the FL-50R's GN of 50 than I would have thought. And the ...
  • Blunt but good point. I think Some of  us complainers (and you may think I'm a complainer, but I'm not the only one) want it all to behave ideally all the time without any adjustment. I don't ...
  • Thanks. It's taken me a while to convert "50mm" to "25mm" - FF and FT measurements, respectively. (Each flash only zooms as far as 42mm.) I've been just referring to the literal FT number specified ...
  • Yes, I'm realizing that more and more. And again, with the FL-600R in RC mode, it doesn't seem to indicate whether it's flashed adequately or not. The FL-50R's auto-check light does operate. So ...
  • Thanks, dinoSnake, That got me reading into Van Neikerk's site - also very informative. It's interesting to see the variations from one practitioner to the next. His approach is a bit different for ...
  • Right. My point is that lots of otherwise excellent photos are ruined by not dealing with the foreground in some intelligent/artistic manner. Done my share of that over the years! I agree with your...

  • Right. My point is that lots of otherwise excellent photos are ruined by not dealing with the foreground in some intelligent/artistic manner. Done my share of that over the years! I agree with your...

  • Having read many comments, maybe Marom's images have foreground and maybe they don't. (They do ... or the rest of the photos would be the entire photos. He's termed it "unforeground" but it could...

  • Yes, at the moment using 3 of 4 on my new-ish E-M1. They are a bit awkward to access, and I haven't been able to reconcile myself to committing a dial position like "Auto" (which I do however ...
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