A missing Con in the Canon 5d III's review: absence of an onboard flash

Started May 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
thelensmeister Contributing Member • Posts: 900
Re: A missing Con in the Canon 5d III's review: absence of an onboard flash

Anders,

Nikon already cater for this scenario. Twice. You can either use the D800 on board flash to kill the image or you can expose for the setting sun and pull the shadows up 5 stops in LR without any banding or noise. Perfect.

If you're going to go to the hassle of taking a 5DIII instead of an LX4 as a holiday camera then just pop a little flash in your pocket and the family will be happy.

asp1880 wrote:

Johan L wrote:

Ed/Chicago wrote:

For me, not having an onboard flash is devastating. I shoot all my landscapes with it. Also baseball games.

With you Ed, a pop-up flash is indispensible to me at airshows, rugby and cricket.

Don't forget astrophotography

Seriously though, popup flash is good for impromptu fill flash on backlit people snaps, and as wireless commander. Aaand ... that's about it.

Who takes spur-of-the-moment family snaps with a 5DmkX? Pros on assignment don't, they pack speedlights. But Ken Rockwell does, for one.

Given how many serious amateurs have actually bought the 5DmkX as their main camera and also use it for holidays and family stuff, it's a bit odd there's no popup flash. "Hey dad, take a family picture of us in front of this monument with the setting sun behind us". Sorry kids, it won't work out, my 5DmkX doesn't have a popup flash.

Regards,
--Anders.

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