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Fill-in flash with GX-1S

Discussion in 'Pentax Chat' started by tazio35, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. tazio35

    tazio35 Well-Known Member

    Can someone give me some quick tips on how to get fill-in flash exposures right with my GX-1S, please? The handbook doesn't quite explain...
     
  2. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Hi Adam,

    IME, it takes a bit of playing around with the "flash compensation" to get the
    fill-flash working properly and if you are doing mostly daytime flash photography ... I usually have it set at -.5 or -1 depending upon the light :)

    And, FWIW, if the GX-1S is anything like my IST*Ds, the flash compensation in
    is found at the end of the first menu :)

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  3. tazio35

    tazio35 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Jack. I tend not to use flash usually, but now I have a camera with one on board, I thought I'd make use of it. I'll have a play.
     
  4. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Re: Fill-in flash with GX-1S -- (fill flash pic with IST*Ds) 3imgs

    Morning Adam,

    Here are three(3) shots I did (this past) Sunday afternoon using
    my IST*Ds and my add-on flash (Pentax FGZ 360) and I believe
    I had the flash compensation set to -.5 :)

    PHOTO #1)

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    PHOTO #2)

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    PHOTO #3)

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    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  5. Monobod

    Monobod Phantom of the forum

    Re: Fill-in flash with GX-1S -- (fill flash pic with IST*Ds) 3imgs

    Brilliantly sharp images, Jack. may I ask which lens you were using?

    Do you use one of those 'plastic milk bottle' diffusers?

    I have recently bought the AF 540 FGZ gun, but I haven't used it yet! :D
     
  6. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Re: Fill-in flash with GX-1S -- (fill flash pic with IST*Ds) 3imgs

    Hi David,

    Thank you sir and I was using my an old Tokina AF 80-200/2.8 (brilliant in good light but :D
    in so-so light) and it was just direct flash -- no bounce, no diffusers -- with, as mentioned, the flash
    compensation set at (about) -.5 :)

    Cheers and, Now, get our there and use that 540FGZ :D

    Jack
     
  7. Monobod

    Monobod Phantom of the forum

    Re: Fill-in flash with GX-1S -- (fill flash pic with IST*Ds) 3imgs

    Yes sir!
     
  8. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Re: Fill-in flash with GX-1S -- (fill flash pic with IST*Ds) 3imgs

    :D :D

    Jack
     

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