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losackmd Dec 31, 2005 7:19 PM

At exactly 6 oclock meaning lower middle region
there is black area if i use flash on D100
with this 18-200 lens at 18mm
lesser at 22mm and after that it disappears
is this the built in flash doing this??

Ronnie948 Jan 6, 2006 7:42 AM

It is the flash hitting on the lens hood blocking some of the light, Try removeing the hood and see if that helps.

amazingthailand Jan 6, 2006 9:20 AM

You were using the builtin flash, right? And probably had the lens hood on. You are seeing the shadow of the lens/lens hood.


1: Try removing the lens hood. If that doesn't work...

2: Try a separate flash unit. That will raise the flash tube up higher, so the lens does not cast a shadow.


Blues Harp Jan 23, 2006 8:11 PM

Finally someone else see's this. I have the same problem. It almost looks like a shadow of the top ofyour head. But without any light being behind you. Zoom out beyond 18mm and it goes away. Hmmmm At least I know now, I'm not seeing things. Plus mine happens even without using the lense hood.

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