Flash too powerful
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13-02-12, 10:55 PM
Join Date: Feb 2011
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I'm with Cathus on this one, I often use kitchen roll paper to achieve a reduction in flash power, sometimes several thicknesses. Just be a little careful and leave a small airgap between the flash and paper towel as you could burn the fresnel screen on the flash.
Thanks Harry, but there is no fresnel screen. It was one of the things I removed because I don't want any diffusion at all. That's why hankercheifs, tissues, toilet rolls etc. are not the solution because they would introduce the very thing I'm trying to get rid of and why I was querying the use of a ND filter directly in front of the tube. My concern was that it might burn the filter.
However, Garry's idea of a snoot could well solve the problem and I'll work on that. There is a possibility that this is not the solution and I might have to return to the drawing board. We shall see.
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