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Old Mar 29, 2005, 5:52 PM   #1
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sometimes the built-in flash is too strong and i do not see how to change its strength anywhere, and i'm hoping this camera has that setting because even my Canon A75 has it...where is it? if it even has it(it should:roll
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Old Mar 29, 2005, 5:59 PM   #2
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Max - you didn't say what model camera you have ??

For my FZ20, it can be done (manual page 41) in the section on using the built in flash
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Old Mar 29, 2005, 6:02 PM   #3
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sometimes the built-in flash is too strong and i do not see how to change its strength anywhere, and i'm hoping this camera has that setting because even my Canon A75 has it...where is it? if it even has it(it should:roll
Push three times on the 12 o'clock position of the rear button. Then at flash +/-, toggle left 9 o'clock, to decrease flash. Then push down 6 o'clock to set.
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Old Mar 29, 2005, 6:14 PM   #4
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yeah guys sorry for the stupid question...its just i had used the EV thing only a couple of times and without the flash...and never realized THAT was the flash adjustment! no wonder it made no difference when i didnt use the flash:-)

as soon as i posted i got the manual and i found it and then i realized how much of an idiot i was:?:-)and yeah i have the fz20, awesome camera. cant wait till i can buy some stuff for it
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Someone here said they put scotch tape on the flash to act as a diffuser, not the clear but the semi transparent.

They said it worked good.
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scotch tape huh? i'm gonna have to try that, cause i was thinking today of how to make a diffuser for the built in flash...will let ya know how that goes with the tape:idea:
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Someone here said they put scotch tape on the flash to act as a diffuser, not the clear but the semi transparent.

They said it worked good.
the tape might work okay for removing the harshness from flash photos at a distance, but for close-ups, i'm not sure Scotch tape is opaque enough... i use a small piece of printer paper, folded over the flash and held in place with a rubber band. works wonderfully for close-up shots.


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Old Mar 30, 2005, 1:26 AM   #8
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A sheet of lens cleaning tissue will also work as a temporary diffusor.

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