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Old Nov 27, 2008, 3:53 PM   #1
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Just got an LX3, and like much about it, but when using the flash, I keep getting the same strange "shadow"-looking object in the lower right corner of the photo. It's in every photo, no matter what I do.Anyone able to diagnose this problem for me?

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Old Nov 27, 2008, 4:25 PM   #2
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I am thinking that it might me a shadow from the camera's lens as it protrudes from the body. If your close enough to the subject and with the wide lens (that would have an expanded vertical effect also) there might be a shadow. Pentax dSLRs with the longer lenses have this problem.

It seems that others are having this problem also in certain situations....

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Old Nov 27, 2008, 4:54 PM   #3
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Thanks. The links are helpful, but no sign of a solution. Anyone?

I can't believe I might need to use an external flash to avoid this. A camera shouldn't have an inherent problem like this, don't you think?
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The turkey still has another hour to go in the oven, so while I wait (between washing pots and pans in the kitchen), I am still reading and trying to decide on what to do about a replacement P&S camera. So that's how I came across your post on the lens nose shadow - the first posting I have seen on this. Like I indicated the Pentax dSLRs have the same problem and so I just do not use my 16-45 lens (the worse offender - since its a reverse zoom, the wider you go the further out it slides). However that is not an option on the LX3. One of the links I posted showed that it appeared in a room photo, so its not real localized. The little things on this camera keep croping up.
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Old Nov 28, 2008, 10:14 AM   #5
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I'm learning that Panasonic has a new flash coming out soon. Some are suggesting putting a ping pong ball on the built-in flash. Hmm. All getting around the reason for buying this camera: portability and ease of use. Any other suggestions out there?
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Old Nov 28, 2008, 10:28 AM   #6
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dimsumfan2,

I agree that the shadow is caused by the extended lens barrel at wide angle and there's not much you can do about that while using the built-in flash other than zooming in slightly or turning off the flash (which might not be possible in extreme low light).

But , as a foody, I need to know what exactly is that dish in the photo?

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But , as a foody, I need to know what exactly is that dish in the photo?

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Ah. A version (I previewed it)of one of the two entrees offered at Cafe Flora (Seattle) for Thanksgiving: Pumpkin Cornbread Pudding with forged chanterelles, roasted vegetables, fig-sage cream sauce, crispy onion, and meyer lemon-cranberry chutney. I'm not vegetarian (the restaurant is), but found the dish to be excellent!
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