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Registered: ‎08-24-2013

Cutting power past 1/128

I would like to cut the power down past 128 on my ex600. Now I know I can bounce the flash , but this does not work in a dark room. I can use the a defuser or bounce card but I would need  more light to go forward that this options allow.  I can stop down the aperture but than I lose the shallow depth of field. I can lower the iso but then I lose the ambient light that a high iso provides. And generally this would be an on camera flash, off camera flash would not be an option.

 

I am thinking maybe put some index cards infront of the flash till I get the light power I want?

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Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: Cutting power past 1/128

Maybe put ND gels in the filter holder for the flash head?

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic
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Re: Cutting power past 1/128

interesting idea, but it would have to be so light weight material maybe if i stack color white filters over each other?
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Re: Cutting power past 1/128

Hi. Not sure what color white filtrs are, but the ND gels I am talking about would weigh no more that the ornage gel that comes with the flash unit.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic
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Posts: 91
Registered: ‎08-24-2013

Re: Cutting power past 1/128

yes ok that's what I mean. can you show me some on amazon?
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Re: Cutting power past 1/128

Forum won't let us post commercial info, but Google "ND filter gels" and you get a bunch of hits.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic
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Registered: ‎08-24-2013

Re: Cutting power past 1/128

You sir deserve a cheese treat wrap in a tasty prezel (kudos!!)   I wonder why you see all the photographers on youtube and online with big heavy ND filters?

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Re: Cutting power past 1/128

is there a way i can tell how much light I will be losing using the filter?
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Re: Cutting power past 1/128

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutral_density_filter
John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic
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Registered: ‎12-02-2012

Re: Cutting power past 1/128

Light falls off immensely with distance. Pull the light back as far as possible in the room and see what that does. 

Scott

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