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Old Mar 13, 2005, 3:42 AM   #1
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I am a complete newbie. I don't really know if this is the right place to post this but here goes. Before I even bought my Z3 (last week), I've read a lot of not-so-good feedback regarding the Z3's low-light performance. Since I've seen great sunset and even moon shots taken with the Z3 in this forum, I guess this bad feedback comes from taking pictures of people at night using the Z3's built-in flash. But hey, it's just a matter of adding
light (ambient or external flash), right?
Anyway, I've read somewhere here about tricking a camera's built-in light metering system and I wanted to try it out. These are two shots of my son and his older cousin playing on the computer. The shots were taken one after the other from just outside the doorway. It was late
afternoon and it was already becoming dark inside the room (Although light was still coming in from the open door). In both cases, the camera was set to "P" mode, ISO 200 (my son was jumping aroud too much), and I was using the built-in flash set at "FILL" mode. Now in the first shot (which obviously came out dark), I had the
camera focus-lock on the kids before taking the shot. In the second shot which I'll post later, I made the camera focus-lock on the black monitor casing before shifting to center on the kids and taking the shot. So, what do you guys think?






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Old Mar 13, 2005, 3:45 AM   #2
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Here is the second shot.
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