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Is 'Flashaphobe' a term?


Wokingham, UK
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BrawlerO Registered since 01st Nov 2012
Mon 05-Aug-13 12:56 PM

I'm scared of my SB-700! There you go, I admit it

Seriously though, I am now onto my second Nikon DSLR and think I have made good progress in different aspects of our great hobby and have got used to a variety of different lenses for different types of shots using different metering and focusing methods. Even if something doesn't go well I can see why.

Now flash. To me it is like Maths, I start to read up on it and suddenly it just becomes white noise and my head can't take it in. I think it is the dual metering stuff (camera doing one thing and the flash unit doing something else that gets me).

There was a great article on this very site recently and I thought 'A-ha!' at last I will get my head around this tricky subject but alas I am still not much wiser. I feel guilty every time I open my camera bag and see the SB-700 sitting there and even when the bag is closed I can feel it looking at me saying 'you paid a lot of money for me dummy, why don't I get used?'

So is it just me or is this a common thing? If so are there any good books anyone can recommend to try? Because it isn't getting easier over time

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