Like most digital SLR cameras, the Canon Rebel T6, or Eos 1300D, has a built-in flash and also a hotshoe for an off-camera flash. Typically the built-in flash is very good for everyday pictures, perhaps of family or friends. It has a GN (guide number) of 90, which means that it is effective over a distance of about 2-3 metres under normal settings (100 ISO, f4).
The benefit of the built-in flash is that, being built into the camera, an individual always has it with you, and it is automatically committed to produce the best exposure, using the camera’s ETTL system (Evaluative Through The Lens), which means that the camera shares its publicity settings with the expensive so that the picture looks good. This is particularly useful if you are using the adobe flash to fill-in. The other advantage is that if you are using the Basic Modes (automatic through to night portrait), then the Canon 1300D review will evaluate if flash is required, so you don’t have to think about it.
There is also an option to help make the adobe flash fire, even if the camera doesn’t think you need it. The options you can change are restricted compared to the exterior flash, but one useful choice is front curtain or rear curtain, because this will have an effect how your action pictures are shot. if the flash is arranged to first curtain, then the flash will open fire as the shutter opens.
In the event the flash is set to rear curtain, then the flash will fireplace just before the shutter release closes. This might not exactly seem to be important, but if you are shooting fast-moving subjects, firing the flash first will make it look like the subject is moving backwards (because the subject is frozen by the flash, and then there is some ghostly movement as the issue moves forward). If the flash fires at the end of the photo, the ghostly movement happens first, and the subject matter is frozen by the flash, which makes the subject like they are going ahead.
You can also change the exposure compensation options and the ETTL choosing either evaluative or average. In this instance, Evaluative will set the adobe flash according the light on the subject, whereas Typical will set the expensive according to an average of all the light in the frame. Because the flash is using ETTL, it knows the lens settings, so it will concentrate the flash light if the lens is zoomed (50 -100mm) or disperse the light if the lens is on a wide focal length (24mm, for example).
With both you get the option to change the flash synchronization – either front (first) drape or rear (second) drape. Front curtain fires the flash as the shutter release opens and rear drape fires the flash just like the shutter closes. When the subject is stationary, then this won’t matter much, however, if the subject is moving, proper the flash fires will affect the impression of movement in the picture.
The off-camera flash options may also offer High Speed Sync, which allows you to shoot pictures in bright light with a shallow depth of field. With both flash options you get Flash Exposure Bracketing (FEB), which allows you to bracket your photos – shoot the same picture with different flash intensity, and then decide on the one you want.
In case the external flash has ETTL settings, then it will also respond to the zoom setting of the lens. This is very useful as, if the lens is on the wide-angle setting the expensive will try to disperse its light over a wide area, whereas if the lens is on long setting, then the flash will narrow the beam of light to try to get more distance. In many cases the external flash will also operate as a servant flash, meaning that you can place the flash away from the camera, and it can be induced by the built-in adobe flash on the camera.
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