covering flash to achieve quicker shutter speeds?

Started Aug 28, 2007 | Discussions thread
Tom Caldwell Forum Pro • Posts: 31,676
You are asking us?

Surely you have tried this yourself and know that it doesn't work - just makes the flash try harder and give a bigger output. But because it is covered the light goes nowhere at a higher output wasting battery power and probably distressing the flash unit. In the meantime the aperture expects flash and underexposes - you get Guy's black images.

Crazy idea

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