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Old Dec 13, 2002, 11:56 AM   #1
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Default Flash overexposure on a G-3

Just purchased my G-3 the day before Thanksgiving. Just starting to get used to it. My other camera is a Elan II E Cannon SLR. ne of the factors when considering the G-3 is that it would provide ETTL metering with a 550 EX flash that I have.

Do digital cameras have different flash properties than an SLR? Even with the small built in flash I have a tendency to overexpose the shots on the G-3. With the 550 EX flash, it's way over exposed. I have to turn the flash off, even in the full auto mode.

What I am thinking is that this being my first digital camera I am not used to the low light properties of it and don't need a flash as often as I would a SLR. Is this true or do you think I have a problem with my camera??
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Old Dec 15, 2002, 9:56 PM   #2
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tyou can dial down the flash exposure thru the cam..have you tried this?
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Old Dec 16, 2002, 12:36 AM   #3
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Recommend you try the Canon Forum

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/

Lots of G3 and external flash users there...
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Old Dec 16, 2002, 10:29 AM   #4
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Default Adjust the flash

I have played withthe flash adjustment in other modes. (other than full auto) but I would assume that the full auto should be able to compensate for this automatically.

Playing with the camera, it seems that what you see in the LCD is what you get. Duh!! So maybe I am over-using the flash.
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Old Jan 7, 2003, 12:46 AM   #5
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Yes i use g2/g3 and usually for portraits or people shots, always take the compensation down a notch or two. There is nothing wrong, except Canon seems to favor a strong flash by default.
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Old Jan 13, 2003, 1:27 PM   #6
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Default Common with all digital cams

Hi, This is a problem with all digital cams. It takes playing around and getting use to it. I have used many digital Cams, even higher end cams like the D1X and they all have inconsistent exposures with flash. I just met a wedding photographer who shoots with a D1x. He told me he has no problem with flash. He gave his website to view his photos and EVERY picture was either Overexposed or Underexposed. I guess he thought they looked good, but they were awful.

It just takes getting use to. You may want to decrease the power of your flash.
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Old Feb 22, 2003, 8:39 PM   #7
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Also consider switching over to the Program AE mode (instead of Portrait, etc) and turning on the built-in neutral density filter (listed on the menu as ND Filter). The ND filter reduces the exposure, especially in macro shots. I have found that option very useful.
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