Bouncing the internal flash

Started Sep 19, 2003 | Discussions thread
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Bouncing the internal flash

A thread on the 300D forum brought up an idea by some unsung genius on Sony Talk for bouncing the internal flash. I did a quick and dirty application, and it works like a charm on my 10D.

Instructions:

1. Cut a rectangle of bright white cardstock or thick paper (I used Epson Archival Matte), about 8 x 12 cm. (I'm sure this can be improved upon.)

2. Pop up flash and wedge under it.

3. Test-shoot, and apply FEC to get the exposure to where it should be (1 1/3 stop did the trick for me).

Here are the results (50/1.4@2.8, ISO200, P mode, near-darkness):

Before:

After:

(The color cast is from the cream-colored ceiling, obviously easy to correct.)

Petteri
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