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Old Oct 24, 2005, 8:02 PM   #11
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Is this shadow effect only on olympus cameras? How about Nikon or Canon?
ANY camera with an internal flash, Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Panasonic, Sony, Olympus, Yashica, Contax, Kodak, Casio, Agfa, Fuji, HP, Epson, Konica, Minolta, etc. etc. etc.

And not just digital cameras, but film cameras as well.

And not just SLR cameras, but compact digitals where you can add a filter adapter tube like the C-700 I used as an example above.

Some cameras try to compensate by having the internal flash pivot higher like the E-300 (rather than having it fixed in a low position), but this doesn't always work as we see in the original example.
Thanks, this makes me feel better about my purchase. I was about to run out and exchange the E-300 for another camera, but after reading this, I think I'll keep it.

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Old Oct 24, 2005, 9:28 PM   #12
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MOG_22 wrote:
Is this shadow effect only on olympus cameras? How about Nikon or Canon?
I don't think it's limited to any single make. The problem is any wide zoom lens combined with a low built-in flash--as all built-in flashes are. Each manufacturer uses its own designs to try and raise the flash higher,but they're not perfect, especially when lenses are set on the wide size of the zoom. I have the FL-50, so I rarely use the internal flash with the e-300, and when I do, I'm always conscious of the potential for shadowing, so I remove the hood and avoid the 14mm end of the lens in those cases.

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