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Old Mar 14, 2005, 6:04 PM   #1
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Had anyone else had a problem with lens hood blocking the flash?

I just received the tube adapter and lens hood for a DX 6490 that I bought last week.

I installed both without any problem and they give the camera a really slick look.

I shot a few outdoor photos and they look pretty nice but when I moved indoors, the AF sensor tells me I need the flash (no biggie, that's the norm).

When I use the pop up flash, the lens hood is right in front of the flash and the flash is totally blocked.

Kinda weird.

Maybe I need to remove the hood for indoor shooting?

I'm not a REAL photographer, so maybe this is what I'm supposed to do anyway and just don't know it?
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Old Mar 14, 2005, 6:11 PM   #2
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Yup,,it does block the onboard flash and sensor....you have to either buy an external flash unit and bracket or take it off when using the flash.....an external flash is a nice item to get though,,as the onboard flash is really only good to about 10 feet....

Here`s the external flash setup you`ll need,,of course you can get almost any flash that has the pc cord and it will work,,this is just an example for you to see


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