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Why side mounted pro flash?

guyparker

Rugby, UK
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guyparker Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Dec 2005
Mon 07-Jan-08 10:41 AM

After spending what seems like an eternity of trial and error, I have finally sorted the problem of shadow with flash etc, by sorting myself out with a flash bracket and cord. However, whilst looking for a more powerful flash (Metz, Quantum etc) I notice that although they are pro level kit, they are all side mounted!!! Why is that? It seems like going forward to go back!!

Unsightly shadow's will be introduced again!!

Can someone explain why side-mounting these flash units suddenly becomes a 'selling feature'? when so much marketing is done for other products to ensure that the flash is kept directly over the lens etc?

I hope i'm not the only one who recognises this inconsistency.

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