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Old Oct 23, 2005, 3:40 PM   #1
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If I add an external flash to my 6490 could I use it in burst mode??

Do I need a specific flash to shoot sunny outdoor pictures??



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Old Oct 23, 2005, 4:26 PM   #2
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I have my flash mounted on my dx6490 as we speak

Just tryed burstmode with it but only flashes at the first shot because my flash needs a couple of seconds to load up afte flashing

There probaly are flashunits that will flash with every shot in burst

I just got the flash about two weaks and I love shooting with it

It fills a big room up with light and keeps shutterspeeds fast and i keep iso at a noise free 80

Ceiling bouncing keeps things natural

And no red eye

Only wish the focus did better in lowlight
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Old Oct 23, 2005, 6:06 PM   #3
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Thank you very much for your time

Does anyone else tried burst mode with flash?
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Old Oct 23, 2005, 8:31 PM   #4
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Does anyone else tried burst mode with flash?
my Metz 45CT4 can keep up to 3 fps in "winder mode" (ie burst mode) according to the manual (I think); in reality, it can keep up to 5 fps easily.

There is no secret, it's simply set at a reduced power. If you get a flash with several partial power settings, it will do burst mode , because the flash won't drain the capacitor , and will be readywithin a short delay.
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Old Oct 25, 2005, 3:46 PM   #5
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Device maker: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Device model: KODAK DX6490 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
Exposure Index: 80
Sharpness: Normal
Exposure time: 1/500 sec
White balance: Daylight

What is redeye; that's history with external flash
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JDevice maker: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Device model: KODAK DX6490 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
Exposure Index: 80
Sharpness: Normal
Exposure time: 1/250 sec
White balance: Daylight

Just found out that I have a similar setting on the Philips and tested it in burstmode

It worksexcellent. I get 3to4 reduced flashesThanks for the tip

Here is an example what you can achieve with external flash

Picture added is the result of external flashing bouncing of the ceiling wich is woodylike

only cropped and downsizedimage about 70%and compressed with quality setting10 with adobe

shot with iso80

There is no subtitute for a strong flashunit

Picture is slightly nof focus but it's the lighting I want to show

my next cam must! have manual focus




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Old Oct 25, 2005, 3:50 PM   #7
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Device maker: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Device model: KODAK DX6490 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
Exposure Index: 80
Sharpness: Normal
Exposure time: 1/500 sec
White balance: Daylight

Here is another example

No cropping just downsized to 1200 x 800

See how the room is filled up with light at iso 80 !!!setting, with fast shutterspeed

I am very happy with this new toy for my camera
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Old Aug 13, 2007, 4:51 PM   #8
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Apart from the great optics and the Kodak digital Color Science Chip, having the 'X' flash socket was an inspired inclusion by the camera's designers.

I used a Vivitar 283 with the manual power module set at 1/8 power - for a very fast flash to stop action - as you can see with this bluetit in flight. Yetleave the capacitor with a enough charge for subsequent shots. Tracking moving subjects is however the big problem.

The 'old' 283Vivitar trigger voltage is way above the new standard, but it hasn't bothered the DX6490, which unlike most of the latest models with hotshoes, has no maximum trigger voltage limit.
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Those are some excellent photos, Nafta-

Thanks for posting them. With the P-series cameras now out of the Kodak line-up, I believe that we have seen the last of Koadk External Flashes.

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