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July 22nd, 2006, 12:22 PM
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For someone who wants to take indoor pictures without a flash.
I live in a freakin Forest..
8 big cedar trees. I only get decent amounts of natural light for half the day.

I would get lights and stuff but Im not sure I want to set them all up everytime I want to take a picture of my daughter . Someday I suppose.
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July 22nd, 2006, 12:31 PM
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When you say without a flash, do you mean the on camera flash? I would highly recommend an off camera flash that you can rotate to bounce the light from a variety of angles. You can also try a reflector, but if you have limited light that won't help very much. I shoot the Canon 10D and have the 550ex flash (which is now replaced with the 580). I do on location studio portraits and I have to say, when I'm at home with my kids the lights/backdrop is rarely set up. I use either natural light or my flash bounced off a wall or ceiling. Hope that helps!
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July 22nd, 2006, 01:20 PM
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yeah I meant without built in flash . you got exactly what i meant I was asking what off camera flash I should get if any.

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July 22nd, 2006, 08:04 PM
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I have the 430ex that I use the same way, and just bounce it off a wall. In a way I wish I would;ve spent the extra to get the 580, but I doubt I'll ever use it as a master, so I coudl'nt justify the extra expense, esp coming off of buying the camera itself LOL. Personally, I don't like the oncamera flash, I think thats one of the weekest things canon has going on the 20D (and I"m assuming the XT's is close to the same).
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July 22nd, 2006, 08:55 PM
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The flash on the XT isn't so hot, for sure...but I rarely use it, seems like only in those spur of the moment-have to have a pic of this-no other choice-type shots.

I do have the 420ex for if I know I HAVE to have it, but it is also used very infrequenty.
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July 23rd, 2006, 12:57 AM
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I agree the on camera flash = poo.

I think I'll have my fiance buy me the 580, and 50mm lens.
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