Why rotate flash head with diffuser?
I just got a GF Collapsible LS and all the training videos and instructions say to rotate the flash head 90 deg when bouncing off the ceiling. Why? The LS itself is symmetrical so does it do something different for the flash output or pattern? I don't mind following the instructions but I have a need to know why. I can't really see a difference if I rotate or if I don't rotate in a couple of test shots so far.
#1. "RE: Why rotate flash head with diffuser?" | In response to Reply # 0
briantilley Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Thu 15-Jul-10 04:06 PM
This is nothing to do with the light output pattern.
Having the Speedlight head turned 90 degrees allows you to rotate the camera to portrait orientation and easily tilt the flash head so that it is still pointing upwards
#3. "RE: Why rotate flash head with diffuser?" | In response to Reply # 2
km6xz Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009Thu 15-Jul-10 09:48 PM
Yes, it is really a quick single move of pressing the head release and holding the hinge still with the left hand and rotating the whole camera body around that axis of the flash hinge to instantly go from landscape to portrait or the opposite.
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