580EX Speedlite : How to set and use bounce flash.

Article ID: ART121103 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


How to set and use bounce flash


Bounce Flash

By pointing the flash head toward a wall or ceiling, the flash will bounce off the surface before illuminating the subject. This can soften shadows behind the subject for a more natural-looking shot. This is called bounce flash.

Set the bounce direction

Hold down the button and turn the flash head

If the flash coverage is set automatically, the flash coverage will be fixed to 50mm.

The LCD panel will also display <-->mm

  • You can also set the flash coverage manually
  • If the wall or ceiling is too far away, the bounced flash might be too weak and result in underexposure
  • The wall or ceiling should be a plain, white color for high reflectance. If the bounce surface is not white, a color cast may result in the picture.
  • After you take a shot, if the flash exposure confirmation lamp does not light, use a larger aperture opening and try again.



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