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Old Jan 5, 2003, 9:23 AM   #1
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Decided to push the baot out and treat myself this Christmas, boy am I impressed witrh this camera compared to my 4 year old Kodak Dc 210.

Just one query that a lister may be able to answer, camera is set up with flash on auto - so can anybody explain why the flash fires twice. At first I thought it was red eye reduction but I changed the settings and relised this is a strobe effect, so there goes my theory.

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Old Jan 5, 2003, 1:23 PM   #2
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I've asked this myself with no answer. I think it's an exposure thing. It's a pain though as it stops you using a slave unit.
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Old Jan 5, 2003, 1:37 PM   #3
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Good Point

I had never thought of that

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Old Jan 5, 2003, 1:54 PM   #4
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What you are refering to is called "preflash"...the camera fires a preflash about 100ms before the actual flash to set light levels and white balance...it's reality of the beast, and it's not just Olympus that has it.

Drives serious digital camera users crazy because try finding a slave that doesn't fire on the preflash (other than the Digi-Slave products).
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Old Jan 5, 2003, 1:57 PM   #5
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Well that clears up that point but I'm sure to find more in the coming days and weeks.

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