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Old Jan 7, 2011, 11:23 PM   #1
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Default New Slave Flash Experiment with the FZ40

I decided to see how I might change the lighting when using the Canon HF1 Slave Flash along with the FZ-40 and its built-in flash unit.

This time I reduced the out put of the FZ's flash, and raised the tripod position higher on the Slave Flash unit.

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Old Jan 7, 2011, 11:37 PM   #2
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Here is a side by side shot showing the Sony A-500 DSLR using the bounce flash on the left and the FZ40 using the Slave Flash addition on the right.

Which do you prefer?

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Old Jan 8, 2011, 8:22 AM   #3
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FZ40 no doubt is much better Sarah...
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Old Jan 8, 2011, 11:19 AM   #4
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Thanks LTZ-

It is indeed refreshing when a P+S camera beats a DSLR in image quality. However, once again the FZ40 image is exposed right at that camera's "sweet spot" F 3.8 at 1/30, so that is getting the best from the FZ40.

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I would say their is something majorly wrong with the A500, looks like it is out of focus or there is a lens issue. You should never get that sort of shot from a dSLR unless you've done something pretty major. Apart from in a few very specific situations I would also doubt that you will find a P&S to outperform a dSLR.... macro is one and also landscape can be another..... still it is not a set rule and will depend on camera, settings, user etc.
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Thanks for the input, Mark-

I have been very suspect of the Sony A-500, and have tried multiple lenses in an attempt to find the problem. But that "ever so slightly" out of focus remains, no matter which lens is used.

So I guess it is time to send it to Sony for service under my warranty. Thanks for your help.

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That's a pain but sounds wise to send it in for a fix so you get the quality you expect.
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