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

Started May 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
Skip M Veteran Member • Posts: 7,174
Re: Guys, guys, guys...

bgbs wrote:

Do you know how much tangling bulkiness a hot shoe flash adds to a DSLR, especially when you walk around? Traveling very light does not mean in LBs, it means all this stuff around you that make traveling uncomfortable.

Really? You really ask that question? Don't you think I've used that combination? And don't you think I walk around with it?? When I "travel light," that means I take the flash bracket, off camera shoe cord, battery pack and power cord off. Cripes, I know what it's like to have a flash banging around on your hip, and I also know the inadequacies of an on camera flash and its inability to get what I need to be gotten.

Right now I've packed for a dog show. 60D, 430EX flash, 28-135 f3.5-5.6 IS and a 50 f1.8. Notice, that while I have a camera with a pop up flash, I'm still taking my on camera flash because I know that, at some point, it's gong to be needed. The worst shot I ever got in my life was the one I didn't get...
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