Download Canon Speedlite System Digital Field Guide by Brian McLernon PDF

By Brian McLernon

Detailed assurance of Canon's 4 speedlite-580EX II, 430 EX II, 220 EX and the recent 270 EX-built solely for Canon DSLRs

If you utilize a electronic SLR digital camera, then you definitely comprehend simply how serious it's to have a able flash. Canon Speedlite shines a complete new gentle on taking pictures with a Canon DSLR. This full-color, in-depth consultant takes you past the normal handbook that accompanies the Speedlite and exhibits you the kinds of settings you should use in your digital camera while operating with the Speedlite.
You'll discover the probabilities of instant lights with a number of speedlites in addition to the artistic results you could in achieving. writer photographer Brian McLernon demystifies establishing the speedlite, synchronizing the speedlite gear, and deciding on lights ratios. * Canon DSLRs are just transforming into in acceptance and the Speedlite approach is a must have accent for exploring a brand new international of electronic picture possibilities
* exhibits you ways to create a cheap and transportable instant studio lights method that could pass the place you move
* Demystifies developing the speedlite, synchronizing the gear, and knowing lights ratios
* Covers different Canon lights procedure elements, corresponding to the ST-E2 Speedlite Transmitter, Macro Ring Lite, and Macro dual Lite

Real-world details on utilizing those speedlites illustrated by way of full-color examples and untangles the complexities of utilizing the Canon Speedlite method.

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LCD Panel Illumination The LCD panels of both the 580EX II and 430EX II have an LCD backlight built in to help viewing in low-light situations. Fn) button. This LCD backlight turns off when you press the button a second time, or it will automatically turn off after approximately 10 seconds. This is a very useful feature that you will find invaluable when shooting performance and backstage activities or you need to change a setting quickly in a dark environment. Custom Functions Similar to your Canon EOS camera, the 580EX II and 430EX II both come with useradjustable Custom Functions to offer you greater flexibility and control over the performance of your Speedlites.

Both of these features only work in ETTL and Manual flash modes, and not in Multi-Stroboscopic or wireless modes. X Zoom/Wireless Select/Set button. Press this button to manually change the flash head zoom using the Select dial/Set button. Press and hold this button to enter the wireless control menu, where you set master/slave status, channel number, group designations, and slave ratios. indd 17 12/16/09 8:59 PM Canon Speedlight System Digital Field Guide X Pilot Lamp button. Press this button when lit to test-fire the 580EX II to ensure it is functioning properly or to take a test reading using a handheld flash meter.

Canon’s optional Compact Battery Pack CP-E4 external power source or a third-party power supply can be plugged into this socket. X Bracket mounting hole. This is used to attach the Speedlite to the Canon SB-E2 Speedlite bracket. The SB-E2 allows the Speedlite to be attached to the side of the camera rather than to the hot shoe. indd 15 12/16/09 8:59 PM Canon Speedlight System Digital Field Guide X PC terminal. New on the 580EX II, this receive-only PC (ProntorCompur) terminal accepts a standard flash sync cord and allows the unit to be fired by a sync cord, third-party wireless remotes such as PocketWizards or Radio Poppers or optical slaves.

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