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Old Sep 15, 2004, 1:05 AM   #1
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Hello all,

I hope everyone is well.

Here is the story; I purchased an Olympus D-520two years ago, (not cheap then!), and I have no problems with it as far as a point and shoot camera. However, I have been elected to take photos of my son's high school football games. The problem I am having is that the flash is not good enough distance wise, unless I am standing 9' away. Not too possible. I use my 35mm Pentax for shots also, but really like the convenience of a digital.

Does anybody have a suggestion of what I should upgrade to? I only need a 2 or 3 m. pixel. And I would really not like to break the bank! I was thinking of something with the capability of an external flash unit?

Thanking you in advance for the help.


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Old Sep 15, 2004, 8:59 AM   #2
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In your situation (you are still happy with your camera) , there is no reason to buy another camera :roll:, just buy a slave flash ( take a look at external flash forum).

- If your camera can have tyhe preflash diseabled (1 burst only), then you can use any external flash + a cheap slave cell.

- If you can not diseable preflash, then you have to choose among those "digital ready slave flash" on the maket. The are quite afordable.



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