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Old Apr 3, 2004, 4:06 PM   #1
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Default C8080 flash question

Is it true that the built in flash of the C8080 casts a shadow of the lens tube in the wide angle position? I read this in a Spanish review and I can't imagine this is true.

Does anyone know?

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Old Apr 3, 2004, 6:09 PM   #2
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No, it's not true.
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Old Apr 4, 2004, 11:15 AM   #3
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Actually, it seems that macro shots can be affected by this. From Steve's review -

"The C-8080's flash had a tendency to overexpose macros at close range, but zooming into the telephoto range allows you compose the shot at a greater distance, overcoming the "hot" flash. In addition, macros taken with flash with the lens at wide angle suffer from a shadow cast by the lens barrel, another good reason to shoot your macros at a telephoto focal length."

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Old Apr 4, 2004, 11:17 AM   #4
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jkusmier. do you have an 8080?
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Old Apr 4, 2004, 11:54 PM   #5
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No, but I had a chance to play w/ a friend's for a few hours last Sat afternoon. Didn't notice any shadow when using flash at wide angle. However, I didn't take any macros - which, apparently, is where the shadow rears its head.
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