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Old Apr 12, 2004, 7:00 PM   #1
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Help! I just got the 5060WZ and when I'm in the auto mode indoors, when the flash fires I'm seeing a pronounced shadow on the profile of the face of my subject. It's bizarre. Does anyone else have this problem??? Thanks for the help!
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Old Apr 12, 2004, 8:21 PM   #2
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A "pronounced shadow?" The most common flash shadows are due to the use of lens tubes or lens hoods which obstruct the pop-up flash and create a shadow in the lower half of the image.
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Old Apr 12, 2004, 8:59 PM   #3
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The shadow is actually around my subject. She's in front of a white wall and there is a shadow around her facial profile that looks very unnatural.
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Old Apr 13, 2004, 3:56 AM   #4
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Move the person further away from the wall if possible or maybe move further away yourself though not always possible when confined to a room.

Another is to reduce the flash output so as not to be as bright and therefore creating that shadow.

Another option would be to leave the flash power setting alone and use some white tissue paper folded, depending on thickness, folded twice maybe and held lightly over the flash to act as a diffuser.
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Old Apr 13, 2004, 7:18 AM   #5
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I just searched on DPReview and don't see that this issue has been mentioned. The built in pop-up flash is never thought of as being very good for several reasons, but the shadow you describe is a new complaint I have never heard of.

http://forums.dpreview.com//forums/forum.asp?forum=1008
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