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08/16/2005 10:00:10 AM · #1
Does anybody know anything about this flash unit for Canon Powershots? It seems to me like the perfect springboard into more advanced lighting techniques ... not to mention greatly increasing the macro possibilities of the powershots. I'm thinking about buying it for my wife, but I can't find a single thing about it on the web.

Here's a picture of it
08/16/2005 10:27:19 AM · #2
I was thinking of getting one of those slave flashes for my P&S and for general macro work.

Any idea if they work with the Olympus P&S cameras? the D-535/C-370 for example. I heard, that they fire a preflash or something, which prevents the use of a slave flash
08/16/2005 10:34:41 AM · #3
canons fire a pre-flash for proper exposure. I don't know if the HF-DC1 also fires a pre-flash, or just ignores the one from the canon body. The spec says it has 3 settings depending on the cameras aperature, but it doesn't seem to connect to the camera, so how does it know the cameras aperature (unles you manually set it, which I doubt)?

If it also fires a pre-flash, I'm thinking it could also be used as a rim or hair light in a regular EOS flash setup ... but, of course, I can find nothing.

Originally posted by Uusilehto:

I was thinking of getting one of those slave flashes for my P&S and for general macro work.

Any idea if they work with the Olympus P&S cameras? the D-535/C-370 for example. I heard, that they fire a preflash or something, which prevents the use of a slave flash
08/16/2005 10:39:15 AM · #4
Oh, and since we're talking about slave flashes. There's this Quantaray slave flash for 19.95 on WolfCamera. If i remember correctly, the Sony one is around $30

//www.wolfcamera.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10101&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&productId=30235&bct=%3Bc1014%3Bc1087135
08/16/2005 11:04:05 AM · #5
This was quite useful
//www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0007MGFI2/103-7492014-3700669?v=glance

I've used one of these fellas and it worked pretty well. Wouldn't advise using it without a compatible Canon camera though. Although it's essentially a slave it does output depending on the Canon pre-flash it sees.
08/16/2005 11:23:22 AM · #6
WTF? $90? can't be worth it
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