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

Started May 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
dholl
dholl Veteran Member • Posts: 3,233
Re: TS-E's might be a good reason not to want pop-up flash

Kuivaamo wrote:

Not wanting a pop-up flash because it's "too amateurish" or whatever is a bit silly, but from what I've seen so far, pop-up flashes require the prism hump's "lip" to extend further over the lens mount. 1D(s) and 5D series Canons are great for handling tilt-shift lenses since the prism hump doesn't get in the way when rotating the lens. I'm not 100% sure, but a pop-up flash that rises high enough to be useful at all would probably compromise this.

If someone has experience of using a Nikon D700 or D800 with PC-Nikkors, maybe he could comment if the pop-up design was an issue at all.

Actually, this is the one very good reason not to have a pop-up flash (at least in the design we know of).

I remember my old Rubinar 500mm f5.6 mirror lens wouldn't mount on DSLR's with pop-up flashes, but with the 1D it would mount, as there was less protruding space at the top.

Good point, Kuivaamo.

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