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Old Aug 17, 2002, 8:19 AM   #1
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Default A c4040 question.

Hi all,


A friend of mine has a problem on his 4040, and I thought asking here about it.

The problem is that the camera produces pre-shooting flashes both at the "red eyes" position and on the regular position too. On the "red eyes" position it pre-flashes 3 times or more while at the regular position it pre-flashes twice only.

My question is whether any other 4040 owner, or other Olympus models' owners has faced this phenomenon?
Could it be the natural behavior of the camera, or is it a malfunction?

Thankks in advance,

Baruch.
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Old Aug 17, 2002, 8:29 AM   #2
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3040 fires 10x in redeye reduc mode.Gary
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Old Aug 17, 2002, 9:49 AM   #3
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pre shooting flashs in the regular, non-redeye mode, too?

Thanks again, Baruch.
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Old Aug 19, 2002, 9:37 PM   #4
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They all fire preflashes. That's why you can't use slaves with digicams. Whatever the C4040 (I have that one, as well) does is normal. I never actually counted the preflashes. Another pisser about the preflash is that it makes a lot of people blink, BEFORE the actual exposure, so you end up with a bunch of pix with closed eyes. I absolutely HATE the whole preflash thing.
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Old Aug 20, 2002, 11:45 AM   #5
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I hadn't noticed the pre-flash on normal mode. You're right. I was thinking of a slave myself.

Is it a pre exposure thing or a rip-off to stop you using external flashes. In any case you should be able to turn the dam thing off.
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Old Aug 20, 2002, 7:17 PM   #6
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Thanks for replying guys!!

As Skiola mentioned, this issue arose due to difficulties with slave flash operating.

Best regards, Baruch
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