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Old Jul 18, 2005, 9:41 PM   #1
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I am reading that many digital camera's fire a "preflash" before the actual flash (NOT the red eye reduction preflash) in order to set the white balance. Does the s5100 fire a pre-flash and how can I tell? I need to know in order to find an appropriate slave flash, as I do not want a slave that will fire on the preflash and then not show up on the exposure. I have read about this problem on many sites.
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Old Jul 18, 2005, 9:55 PM   #2
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The S5100 does not. It uses the fact that you've selected (popped up) the flash to set the white balance to the flash. If you use a hotter slave, you can set a Custom White Balance that will be retained until you change it or reset it.
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