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Old Nov 23, 2006, 8:31 AM   #1
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Hi,

a question about the FZ30 flash.
From the FZ30 handbook I see that the modes are:

Auto
Red-Eye Reduction: Auto, Slow-sync, Forced Off
Forced On/Off

reading some articles about the creative use of the flash I see these two suggested way to use the flash

1) on the first part of the exposure

EXPOSURE TIME T0------------------------------------------T1
FLASH TIME T0-----T1

in this mode the flash start on the beginning part of the exposure time

2) on the second part of the exposure

EXPOSURE TIME T0------------------------------------------T1
FLASH TIMET0-----T1

in this mode the flash start on the ending part of the exposure time

I saw that very beatifull effects are obtained using the mode 2.
Is there any way to force tha FZ30 flash (internal or external) to work in these two way (specially the number 2) ?


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Old Nov 23, 2006, 10:17 PM   #2
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The default on a flash is usually to fire as soon as the shutter opens.......

to have the flash fire just before the shutter closes ( which is what I think you are calling mode 2) is called "rear curtain sync"....and I do not think the FZ30 has that.

Perhaps play with some of the modes with flash...maybe the baby mode?
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Old Nov 24, 2006, 12:24 AM   #3
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Your mode #1 would be the slow-sync flash mode. You will need a tripod to avoid blur since shutter speeds are low (longer exposure time)

I don't think that what you call mode #2 is possible with the FZ30 built in flash. Maybe possible with an external flash in manual mode.


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Old Nov 24, 2006, 12:26 PM   #4
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[align=left]Thanks for the answer[/align]
[align=left]bye[/align]
[align=left]Christian[/align]
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