G1-X - flash exposure metering in manual mode...feedback sought

Started Dec 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP Hoboken Michelle Regular Member • Posts: 104
Re: G1-X - flash exposure metering in manual mode...feedback sought

So, for many of us Canon users over the years, it has only been fairly recent that we've got DRC and Shadow Correction with an opportunity to reach up to 400%.  So, if I am in manual and plan on using a Speedlite in the hot shoe, it is really up to me to guess whether to use/how to balance settings?  So, I might want to let the camera choose the setting when placing DRC and Shadow at Auto, but then how might I include - in my rough calculations - whether to use minimum, moderate or maximum flash?  As such, the histogram becomes a much less useful tool under these circumstances?

This sounds like a real guessing game if going on manual with flash -- almost like you should have enough general practice AND/OR  have shot in the same environment before in order to start estimating flash exposure?

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