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Old Aug 16, 2005, 2:56 PM   #1
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I own a Nikon 4100 and cannot improve mi photos. I mean, usually I take shots with regular light (indoor mostly)and flash ON, but photos always look quite dark. I've tried all flash settings, no luck.

Anybody has a clue?. Thanks!:-)
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Old Aug 17, 2005, 12:16 AM   #2
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You may have already checked on this stuff, but......
We are assuming that you are taking your shots within the stated range of the flash and keeping in mind that the effective flash range diminishes as you use more zoom.
Make sure that you haven't accidentally set a lower power mode for the flash in the menu -- if the camera has that feature.
Make sure that the "Continuous" selection is set to "single". I have a 3100 and the flash won't operate otherwise. Same with the "Best Shot Selector" feature. Turn it off or the flash won't work.
With the 3100, I got the best results indoors using the "Indoor/Party" setting. It makes a huge difference in overall brightness. But nothing is free. The images also tend to blur in that mode if the subject is moving or if you don't have a steady hand while taking the picture.
Good luck!
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Old Aug 17, 2005, 7:55 AM   #3
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Hi Mackanna,

Are the pictures showing dark on your computer monitor?

Are they printing OK at Walmart or wherever you get them printed?

I had the same trouble when I first started using a Digital camera many years ago. A Nikon 990. The problem I had was I just had to adjust my computer monitor a little brighter and everything works perfect for viewing now. I use a D100 and I also have a Nikon 8700.

You can try to adjust your monitor and if that does not work maybe someone else will have a solution.

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Old Aug 17, 2005, 3:14 PM   #4
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Grant,

Thanks a lot for your feedback. I haven't checked all camera features you mentioned, so your recommendations looks to be useful. Also, I gonna try the party option 'cause I never used that mode.

Diego.
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Old Aug 17, 2005, 3:17 PM   #5
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Ronnie,

I use tosee the picturesin an old Samsung monitor. Perhaps, it isn't capable to show the pictures really good, so I will check them inanother computer.

Thanks !
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you may want to use exposure compensation if nothing else helps.
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Perhaps ISO as well.
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