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Old Apr 14, 2003, 6:42 AM   #1
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How You use flash indoors ? P mode, A mode or S mode, wich ISO ?
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Old Apr 14, 2003, 11:44 AM   #2
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I usually use P mode and use ISO 100 all the time for less noise.
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Old May 20, 2003, 4:36 AM   #3
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Problem is because Olympus in P mode fix exposure on 1/60 or 1/100 depend of focal length and wide open aperture no matter what distance is ?? That is big problem because You must to have very still hands ?! Focusing is the problem to. Any idea of using A, or S mode and how ?
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Old May 20, 2003, 2:15 PM   #4
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Any idea of using A, or S mode and how ?
Afraid not, I don't take flash stuff seriously cos there always rubbish especially with built in jobs.
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Old May 21, 2003, 3:25 AM   #5
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Yes, you must have very still hands when using flash in the 'p' mode, my first few pics were terrible (blurry) and I thought my camera was a dud..turns out, you can get some sensational pics if you do everything right...a simple 'point and shoot' this ain't!!!
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Old May 24, 2003, 3:31 AM   #6
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When I've taken such shots indoors - and it's not been very often - it's usually been in P mode. I've always been pleased with the results - nice and sharp with decent exposure. Perhaps I should experiment with more manual control and report back...
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Old May 24, 2003, 9:18 AM   #7
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Set your camera to "S" and select the shutter speed you want (e.g., 1/60 sec). Then the camera will send a signal to the flash to put out the necessary amount of light to properly expose your picture. As others have mentioned, ISO 100 will give you your best pics. If you are beyond the flash range of 9-12 feet, your pictures will come out underexposed. If it's not more than a stop or two, you can correct in post processing. For best results, get an external flash that has TTL (through the lens) flash metering, which is what I described above.
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The worst is doing pictures indoors without a flash. I need a tripod for my night pictures or they don't expose well at all.
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