Flash Testing

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Flash Testing

Post by Hatch1921 »

Hi all,

I thought I would give my Norman 400b a test run for shooting macro. So far it has been a challenge to find a good balance. I placed a few layers of translucent paper on the flash dome and this really helped with the light. Let me know what you think. :)

Most of the shots were with the Canon 100mm macro, Canon 1.4xTC, 2-3 Kenko extension tubes. ISO 200, F-13/F-16, 1200th -1/250th a sec. Some minor post processing. I really need to have my camera sensor cleaned...the Middle East was tough on it. Tons of dust and dirt.

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Post by salden »

Not bad at all Hatch. I use a flash softbox on my flash and that does help cut down on the glare (flashback) for the most part.
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Post by beetleman »

I would say they came out rather nice Hatch. The detail on the seeds is very sharp. One & three are excellent, #2 sort of gets a little lost with the out of focus seed tops.
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Post by Mike B in OKlahoma »

They look fine to me, I do agree with Doug that the oof hairs on the first two are a bit disconcerting. No way to avoid them or their like in many of these situations, though.
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