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Manually setting flash zoom when bouncing flash


Lexington, US
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juggles Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2012
Tue 06-Aug-13 05:22 AM

I have an SB-600 and I frequently bounce it either into a wall or ceiling or use a Rogue Flashbender attached to the flash itself. On auto, the SB-600 will set to match the focal length of the lens. I've often wondered if I would benefit from manually setting the zoom head position (flash focal length)depending on the distance depending on the distance to the bounce surface, or on the size of the pool I light I'm looking for. Anyone have any thoughts, formulas, charts, wild guesses on this? I've never seen it mentioned in the manuals.

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