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Old Oct 23, 2004, 5:01 AM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

Does anyone have a problem with the SB 800 and D70 with red eye pre flashes? It is distracting to some people, mostly children. I get blinking while waiting for the main flash. The only way I can work around it is by going in automatic, and risking red eye. Any suggestions?

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Old Oct 23, 2004, 11:12 PM   #2
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Yup

Can't use the pre flachon my 800 with my Sister in Law

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Old Oct 23, 2004, 11:55 PM   #3
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Hi Colasteve,

Don't laugh but I hadpictures taken of mewith my camera and my eyeswere closed in all the pictures. The pre-flash is distracting.

Thanks, I will just have to work with it. Have a nice Sunday.

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Old Oct 24, 2004, 12:19 AM   #4
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Hi Nadia,

I'm a newbie to all this stuff, (really), but would bouncing the flash reduce red eye?

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I just tried bouncingthe flashwith my dog, he is so good about posing, no pre flashing - no red eye.
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Old Oct 24, 2004, 12:32 AM   #5
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Hi Pat,

Yes, I will try that. I am new to all this also. I believe if you have high ceilingsthe bounce won't work. I used my bounce at a hall party with a high ceiling that was painted yellow and the pictures looked awful.I learned a lesson in that one.:roll:

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Old Oct 28, 2004, 1:33 AM   #6
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Try in AA mode. This eliminates the pre-flashes altogether, so if you still get blinks then it's due to the main flash itself and there's virtually nothng you can do to prevent it.


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Old Oct 28, 2004, 8:14 PM   #7
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Hi Onyx,

How have you been, I haven't see you on the forum much.

Thanks for your response. I use aperture mode with the light set on AA and I get 3 flashes before the main. In automatic, there is no red eye so it does not flash 3 times. I wonder if I have a problem with this light. I just tried it again on my cat, who also blinks.:?



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