Jon Smith

Jon Smith

Posted on 01/06/2014


Photo taken on January  6, 2014


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flash sunday!

flash sunday!
image taken with a fuji x20 with on-board flash

shot for 'the sunday challenge' - flash. i've included this as a late entry to show the flash setup i used for my other entry!

this was my ridiculous flashlight setup for this weeks 'sunday challenge'. the sony alpha a57 slt had 2 arm brackets fitted in tandem to the camera tripod screw plus a standard swivel/bounce head flash fitted to the hotshoe (an adaptor was also needed to convert the sony hotshoe into a standard one). i could still attach a tripod to the base of the second bracket. the bracket flash on the left is the vintage metz 303 and on the right is the 160 led perma light with 3 light strength settings. the adapted m42 all manual zeiss lens fitted here was used, but wasn't the one that the final image came from. fortunately the a57 has a dedicated sd port on the side of the camera, so removing the brackets is not necessary to get at the images or change the card.

with all this massive ott setup, i still wasn't happy at all with the resultant photograph entered for the challenge! must try harder!! and it just goes to prove the point that sometimes, more is just more weight :-)

25 comments - The latest ones
*starless*
*starless*
Nice brackets!
4 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to *starless*
haha :-0
4 years ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
Oh wow Jon it looks that you are off to fight a war with your flash equipment. One has to experiment though ... you just never know! I know I wouldn't be able to keep alll of those flashes coordinated. lol
4 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to Clickity Click
every sunday challenge is a battle in the war of photography christine. iso against grain, pixel against light, man against sensor shake!

it's grim in my kit bag :-)
4 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to Jon Smith
Boy can I relate to the sensor shake .. even with the auto stabilizer on I find it had to keep the camera steady ... must be my age. lol
4 years ago.
Carole LaBauve
Carole LaBauve
Wow ... nice set up, Jon
4 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to Carole LaBauve
thanks so much carole!
4 years ago.
charlie b
charlie b
What a flasher set-up! And to think I used a simple Nikon sb400.
4 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to charlie b
yes, simple can be beautiful - i really went overboard this week and sank under all that weight :-)
4 years ago.
fragglerocks
fragglerocks
wow thats a lot of flash!
4 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to fragglerocks
i like flashing :-)
4 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to Jon Smith
Now why doesn't that surprise me lol :
4 years ago.
Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker
Man, that's quite a rig, and there's the rest of us reaching for the point and shoots. I've always avoided flash, and didn't get one in time for this week for the proper camera, but will be soon.
4 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to Amazingstoker
i look forward to seeing the rewards of your forray into flash!
4 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
grin..... coughnikoncough!! point and shoot... it has a flash... if you set it on auto..
4 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to Shuttering Yukon
what's a nikon?
:-)
4 years ago.
Mags:-) off for a wh… has replied to Jon Smith
Oi...I can hear you!!;-))
4 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to Jon Smith
Like Mags, I can hear you Jon ... different strokes for different folks! lol I happen to like my Nikon but to each his own. :)
4 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to Shuttering Yukon
Learn something new every day don't we ... lol! :)
4 years ago.
Penny has replied to Jon Smith
Wash your mouth out!!
4 years ago.
Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
Lol:O) Wow!! Cool equipment!!! :O)
4 years ago.
Penny
Penny
Thats one helluva setup! Glad you know what you're doing!
4 years ago.
Jon Smith
Jon Smith
thanks so much for the comments everyone!
4 years ago.
Smiles
Smiles
Fine set up.
4 years ago.
HaarFager
HaarFager
I saw a song lyric on one of your other images - this one should have had one as well . "Blinded By The Light." Impressive setup, to say the least.
4 years ago.