SB-800 to bright vs 5D/580ex ?

Started Dec 15, 2006 | Discussions thread
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SB-800 to bright vs 5D/580ex ?

A Canon friend of mine (yes I have one) is always complaining my SB-800 is blindingly bright.
I'm mostly shooting in aperture mode and SB-800 set to iTTL.

I've tried ISO 400/800 to try taking advantage of more ambient light and less flash.

His 5D/580ex flash is always much softer than mine and is able to utilize available light better for a more natural looking flash photos.
He says it’s a Nikon control thing and nothing can be done about it.

Any ideas on what I can do to throttle back the intensity of this flame thrower ?

Thanks

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