220ex for the G1 -- Don't laugh!

Started May 25, 2001 | Discussions thread
Michael w Regular Member • Posts: 487
Re: 220ex for the G1 -- Don't laugh!

As long as you're in a not-too-large room with reasonable amount of white walls, it is much easier to get a good picture by bouncing vs. direct flash. Perfect for candid shots. It's even better if you also get Sto-fen Omnibounce, that will reduce shadow and provide a "catch light" for making subject's eyes more lively. With E-TTL, bounce flash is actually EASIER than direct flash as long as your flash has enough power to fill the room. Because with bouncing the exposure will be very good most of the time, you won't have to deal with exposure compensation and lost pictures due to over exposed motif.

I've used smaller external flashes before, and quite frankly handling them is just as much as pain handling larger ones, so you're not going to gain much with the slightly smaller size. When compactness is a must, stick to the internal.


Linda wrote:

I think you're right in that I realistically wouldn't be bouncing
the 220EX.
I'm looking for a travel accessory. Perhaps the 220EX would work if
the internal flash is not enough?
As for the 420EX (which I am certain is the preferable flash), I'm
not sure how much bouncing I would do with candids. (Do you need a
white ceiling or wall?)
Thanks for your response!

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