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fun with an external flash - turning day into night

dchow

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i've started experimenting with using the flash with the ricoh gx100 during daylight condition yesterday by attaching my nikon sb800 via an extension flash cord to the ricoh gx100. the advantage of this setup is that i can position the flash far off to the side and high or low, and thus avoiding the common hot spot in the middle of the subject when the flash is pointing directly at the subject.

the other advantages are that i can use the flash to help balance the foreground and background exposure, or to use it to help isolate the subject by exposing for the subject with the flash while under exposing the background. i can also use the the flash with the ricoh gx100 up to 1/2000 of a second. very nice.

here are a few examples of flash shots in daylight. these were fun experiments.
 

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"i've started experimenting with using the flash with the ricoh gx100 during daylight condition yesterday by attaching my nikon sb800 via an extension flash cord to the ricoh gx100. the advantage of this setup is that i can position the flash far off to the side and high or low, and thus avoiding the common hot spot in the middle of the subject when the flash is pointing directly at the subject."

Well, many of us may think that the SB800 is too big for the small little camera. Would you kindly show us a
picture of the GX100 attached with the Nikon SB800. In your case you must be using a flash sync adaptor
or something on the hotshoe with an additional cable for the flash unit.

If that is the case, just get the adaptor and the camera can be used with studio strobes. Thanks in advance.
 
forward":f8f3c said:
Well, many of us may think that the SB800 is too big for the small little camera. Would you kindly show us a
picture of the GX100 attached with the Nikon SB800. In your case you must be using a flash sync adaptor
or something on the hotshoe with an additional cable for the flash unit.

If that is the case, just get the adaptor and the camera can be used with studio strobes. Thanks in advance.

yes, the sb800 is larger than the gx100. actually it's huge when sitting atop the gx100. i was using a flash sync adaptor so that i can position the flash far off to the side of the subject, or so that i can selectively light some of the subject area. it's a bit awkward to hold this setup, but i quickly got used to it. i think the results are worth the extra bit of fussing.

here are three pictures of the setup to give you an idea of the proportions.
 

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