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Old Jan 5, 2004, 8:37 PM   #1
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Default FZ10 - overexposure with built in flash

I can't predictably avoid overexposure in the P mode. Good exposure seems hit or miss. I have tried adjusting flash output, relegating AE/AF area to specific areas of target, using Spot AE/AF for the same, and still get a lot of overexposures. It seems like the OEs usually occur when the camera adjusts itself for ISO 400. Far fewer OEs when it picks a lower ISO. So if I FORCE a lower ISO, like 100, the shots are rarely OE.

I do admit that a lot of the shots are very high contrast (e.g., black dog in background, white clothes with background). Maybe that's too much for the P mode?

Anyone else have this experience? And a solution?
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Old Jan 5, 2004, 11:27 PM   #2
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HI, I have had this problem while using flash at close range. I usually use the flash exposure to about -1 or -.5 (this is an option in the top of the navigation pad)
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Old Jan 9, 2004, 2:20 AM   #3
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Thanks, da. I'll try some more of that. My first attempts didn't seem too effective.

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Old Jan 11, 2004, 7:07 PM   #4
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I'm of the opinion that the built-in flash is a little overpowerful at times and does not not cover enough distancce when required. So I recently purchased an external flash (Sunpack 383) and find my results very favourable thanks to the swivel and bounce head on it.
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