Should I go TTL or Manual w/Lightmeter?

Started May 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
mbloof Senior Member • Posts: 1,376
Re: You learn little about exposure with TTL

Everyone seems to forget that the #1 reason to pay extra for the eTTL2 is the wireless remote control of your flashes. Automatic mode confused and not working? Simply switch to manual from the back of the camera and adjust your lights from there.

Without remote power control your ether moving or playing pogostick (up/down) with light stands.

I know of no amount of money that will 'smarten up' a cheap+dumb on/off flash unit so that you have remote control of its power level. There are some options for very high end studio gear that allow you to do the same thing (remote control of the power levels) but we're talking some serious cash.

Much like our cameras the 'smart' TTL flash units DO HAVE manual modes. Given the comically illogical distaste for TTL/smart flash units it seems that everyone thinks that these devices are "STUCK" in "AUTO" and are otherwise useless.

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