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Old 06-06-2011, 03:36   #1 (permalink)
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Studio lighting with a canon 20d

Hi guys,

I just joined tonight. I just bought a canon 20d; I love it. But I like to do studio photography. I have an old studio set up that I have been using for years. The strobes are all slaved to any flash that goes off. It works great for my old film setup. The problem is the great canon 20d has this flickering flash that goes off before the main flash and shutter go off. This sets off my strobes. All I want is to have this camera act like a normal camera and for it to have one flash and the shutter go off at the same time. Please let me know if you can help.

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Re: Studio lighting with a canon 20d

Welcome to Pixalo didiwinyet

You will be pleased to know that this is a very easy fix! Your flash is 'pre flashing' to enable the camera to sort out the exposure. You can turn this off in the menu system. I'm not a Canon user, so i have no doubt that someone will be able to give you a more accurate steer.

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Re: Studio lighting with a canon 20d

I have a Canon 20D which I have used many times in the studio. I don't know if the pre flash can be turned off or not. I used an infred trigger to set off the flash this works perfect. The other alternative is to purchase a Wein Voltage protector which fits on the flash mount and reduces the voltage of the flash via the flash lead so the camera will not burn out.
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Re: Studio lighting with a canon 20d

I also have a 20D which I used to use for studio shots but never used the built in flash. As it is fixed and points forward, it would illumnate the subject rather than just trigger the studio flashes. I originally used and old flash gun (Vivitar 285) on the camera but pointing upwards with a manual setting of 1/16 power which triggered the studio flashes without adding any significant lighting. More recently, I have used an infrared trigger on the camera and now sometimes a wireless trigger.
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