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havalotta 02-14-2014 03:10 PM

I've used the ole flash technique on distant objects before knowing it would not illuminate things because it speeds up the shot so there's less blurring from movement.

I suppose one could smother the flash with a tissue or something if you couldn't find where to turn it down.

NEWisc 02-15-2014 12:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Sage (Post 143998)
Place lens against foam bowl
Mark circle and cut it out
Some like the circle off-center so the widest part can cover more of the flash
Make little slash cuts around the hole of bowl. This makes the bowl fit more snugly.

Which Lumix do you use?

I have the FZ 100. Here's a photo of the instructions in the manual about adjusting the flash:

Attachment 40167

What EV setting would you suggest for bug closeups when using the foam bowl with flash? The settings range from -3 to +3.

Sage 02-15-2014 09:39 AM

For macros, I set mine at minus 1-2/3, the stop just before -2. Play around with some subjects to the results you're getting. Good luck!

NEWisc 02-15-2014 08:51 PM

Thank you for your help Sage! I hope to try this technique out in the next couple of days.

dapjwy 02-15-2014 09:21 PM


Originally Posted by havalotta (Post 144005)
I've used the ole flash...

Those first few words got me thinking: Remember flash bulbs! :) (The cube that would spin until all were used up...the long strip ones?)

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