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Old Oct 26, 2004, 5:58 AM   #1
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Several weeks back there was a discussion on taking baby photos with flash and if it did any harm? What I am experiencing with all of my digital cameras is that the "red eye" settings do not work with small infants. At first I thought I had just neglected to ingage the red eye feature but subsequent photos with the function set properly had the identical result. I would like to know if others have had the same experience? Please don't blame the baby. It will take some time to get a replacement.
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Old Oct 26, 2004, 9:04 AM   #2
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I have the same experience with my two very blue eyed grandsons, and I had the problem with all three of my digitals including the slr, and also with the digital video recorder. I have never had a problem with my dark brown eyed grand daughter so Im blaming the vivid blue eyes for the problem.:-)
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Old Oct 26, 2004, 9:13 AM   #3
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That's interesting? I am have blue eyes, but I wonder if it is just blue eyed babies?
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Old Oct 26, 2004, 10:26 AM   #4
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The blue eyed colour thing may have some relevance, but I don't know so can't help there. Perhaps it could be that when you take the shot of the baby he/she is not looking directly at the camera when the pre-flash goes off, but is then looking at it when the normal flash goes off.

This of course would make the red eye reduction flash redundant as it has not caused the pupils to contract, thus causing the reflection of the blood vessels in the back of the eye.

Maybe babies eyes are not quite as responsive and the pupils don't contract quickly enough before the main flash.

Unless you have the flash right in the baby's face, i wouldn't have thought it would cause any harm. Whenever I take a shot of my soon to be one year old Grandson the flash doesn't seem to bother him as much as when he firstgoes into the sunlight, then he has a little sneeze or two .

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P.S. Just realised this is my first Hundred. Feel like i should eat a cake or something. Still a way to go to be up with the rest of you though, especially Aladyforty !!
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