Made a "flash guard" so that the onboard flash wouldn't be "on axis" and could still trigger an exte

Discussion in 'Sony RX1 Forum' started by rpavich, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. rpavich

    rpavich SC Veteran

    Jul 17, 2013
    So my quest has been to figure out a way to use the onboard flash to trigger slaves to get good indirect lighting while not showing any "on board" flash at all.

    I found two ways, and they are equally effective.

    1.) I make this little doohicky; a piece of plastic with aluminum tape on the inside so that the flash is reflected back into the room and not at the subject. It works great. i thought I'd put a tiny piece of velcro on the "sony" on the front of the camera so that this could stick to it and I could have both hands free.

    2.) Cup your left hand around the front of the onboard flash and it will do the same thing; reflect the flash to the sides and rear while shielding it from the subject.the disadvantage is that you are left shooting one handed. I shot the image of the doohicky this way.

    Here are a sample image; I put up a flash in the corner to raise the light level in the room so that low ISO could be used.

    Second shot is the doohicky. DSC00426. DSC00427.
  2. I have a similar kind of device, works great.