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Canon EOS 6D Digital Field Guide by Michael Corsentino

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Chapter 9: Working with Flash

The Canon EOS 6D paired with the new Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite, or earlier model Speedlites, offers you a new world of lighting possibilities and creative control. You have the option of using wireless E-TTL (Evaluative Through-the-Lens) flash, communicating via radio transmission, for single as well as multiple flash setups. Using radio waves to communicate exposure data between the camera and the Speedlite eliminates many of the previous limitations of wireless systems relying on optical flash sensors. Of course, if you have earlier Speedlites, then you can use existing optical transmission to control multiple flashes wirelessly with or without the Speedlite 600EX-RT.

The 6D enables you to control functions of the flash directly from the camera’s menu system. You can set the metering, flash sync speed in Aperture-priority AE shooting mode ( aperturepriorityae.eps ), flash exposure compensation, bracketing, shutter synchronization, flash ratio, and Custom Functions for compatible EX-series Speedlites.

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Speedlites make creating images like this one quick and easy. Exposure: ISO 160, f/4.0, 1/100 second.

Deciding Whether to Use Flash

Photographers tend to fall into two camps: Available light shooters and those who use flash. For many years, I was in the first camp. Flash ...

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