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Old May 16, 2005, 1:45 AM   #8
Nancy Gabby
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Ok, sounds like one vote from Eric for me to swap my flash for a Metz (or anything other than a Canon). I also found an interesting trick. I was using all 9 pts. for focusing. When I switched to one of the focusing points the flash kept much better exposure esp. at longer distances (which seemed to be my main problem). I don't know why but the focusing point acts as an exposure guide somehow. When I switched back to the 9 pt. focus, from a distance of about 15 feet, the flash tremendously underexposed the pic. And the focus was the same for both pics, but the flash fired completely different. I don't understand it, but if I there is a method to the 580ex's madness, and I can figure it out, I guess I will be ok.
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