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Old Jun 30, 2004, 1:16 AM   #11
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Doesn't a penlight ruin exposure? The camera locks focus and exposure together. Won't the subject be underexposed? Or you keep the light on during exposure, too?
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Old Jun 30, 2004, 1:46 AM   #12
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Sorry but no, the AF assist does not work with the Z1 or Z2 because these cameras do not have their own AF-assist circuitry or lamp builtin.
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Old Jun 30, 2004, 8:11 AM   #13
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Doesn't a penlight ruin exposure? The camera locks focus and exposure together. Won't the subject be underexposed? Or you keep the light on during exposure, too?
The (manual) sequence should be : assist light on and focus (shutter half way) , then light off, then shoot.
With my SLR (film) , when I half press for focus, the assist light (on the flash) go on till there is focus lock, then it turn off automatically, even if I keep the shutter at half way.


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Old Jun 30, 2004, 8:11 AM   #14
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I don't use it often, but usually EV+2.0 works. I need to try a red one.
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Old Jun 30, 2004, 8:47 AM   #15
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As a final word on the subject of AF Illuminator on Minolta Flashes working with Dimage cameras here's what I received from Konica Minolta:

Dear Customer,
In response to the question that you have submitted...
Question is : Will the AF illuminator feature of the 2500D flash work with the Z1?

Answer is : The AF illuminator is not compatible with DiMAGE cameras.


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Notice they said Dimage - not Z1!



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Old Jun 30, 2004, 9:08 AM   #16
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You should ask what then they mean "fully compatible". E.g. does it emit a light when you press the shutter button? You can't be sure. :-)
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