Advanced flash with the G5X

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Seedeich Senior Member • Posts: 2,072
Advanced flash with the G5X

I’m currently experimenting with combining pop-up flash and handheld speedlight.

The idea is to get a flash look, that is more interesting than the flat look from the pop-up flash alone.

How do I do it?

Pop-up flash in TTL mode with -1 flash comp. Metz 28 CS-2 in left hand in Auto-mode, where the flash’s sensor controls the output. The optical slave sync is set to ignore the pre-flash from the camera, which triggers the Metz.

The result is hard light from the left and on-axis fill from the pop-up to lift the shadow. With the G5X and other compact cameras it’s possible to sync at any shutter-speed, which allows to underexpose the ambient light to taste.

What do you think?

Canon PowerShot G5 X
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