View Single Post
Old May 19, 2004, 1:13 PM   #6
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Savannah, GA (USA)
Posts: 22,378

Well, the camera is automatically squelching (i.e., "throttling down") the flash, to insure proper exposure, based on the range to your subject, lighting conditions, etc.

So, if you attempt to reduce the flash strength, you'll most likely end up with underexposed photos. Again, what you think is a "full on light house", is what the camera's metering believes is the correct amount of light needed for proper exposure of the image.

For a softer flash, you may want to try going to one of the external models with the ability to use a diffuser (to soften the light), or with the ability to bounce the light from a ceiling.

JimC is offline   Reply With Quote