Confused about flash bounce, diffusers, etc....

Started Oct 22, 2002 | Discussions thread
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Bernzie Regular Member • Posts: 308
Confused about flash bounce, diffusers, etc....

I've heard a lot about 420EX flash being used frequently without directly aiming at the subjects. Most of the time, it is with bounce cards, aimed away from subjects, diffusers, etc.

But correct me if I'm wrong.... if I focus my G2 on the subject, the flash would automatically (TTL) set itself for the appropriate flash output, right? But when you point it away or use diffusers, wouldn't that disrupt the flash output or lessen the intended output? In other words, the flash would be set at the best output for direct aim.... anything other than that, the power would be less right?

So, based on the above deduction, does that mean many people using the 420EX are using the flash in M mode?

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