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Old May 23, 2003, 8:28 PM   #1
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Are sony and canon the only digital camera manufacturers that have a low light assist lamp on their cameras? I like some other models, but I can't seem to find any other brand with low light af assist. I am looking for a compact or semi-compact camera.
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Old May 24, 2003, 12:21 AM   #2
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My Olympus C5050z has a AF assist light.
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Old May 24, 2003, 2:54 AM   #3
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For the most part its a standard feature on almost all of the canon and sony, but on the other brands it waries by model
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My Nikon has one!
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My Fuji has a laser pointer - but it doesn't always work!
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Old May 24, 2003, 8:13 AM   #6
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It's not compact, but the Olympus C-2100 has one.
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What is the effective range of the AF light; about the same as the flash 11' to 15'?
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Old May 24, 2003, 12:12 PM   #8
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Not sure, but the one on my Sony is much better than that on my Canon, that's for sure. The Sony's is like a spotlamp!!
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Old May 26, 2003, 8:41 AM   #9
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What is the effective range of the AF light; about the same as the flash 11' to 15'?
It depends on the subject! If there are little details in your subject, and there is very little to reflect the light back to the camera, your range may only be 8-9 feet. If, for example, you are focusing on a license tag with reflective paint, you may be able to lock focus on objects as far away as 50 feet or so! This will vary according to the camera or flash make and model you are using. The above is with the focus assist lights on the C-2100 with a FL-40 flash.
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You have answered a question that I have wondered about for some time. Thanks!
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