Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Apr 23, 2005, 3:15 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2
Default

Hi,

I've picked up my brand new *ist Ds just yesterday and have been playing with it for a while now. I found the pictures made using the internal flash way to dark. I have to compensate in every possible way to make a decent flash picture. When using myFA 330 FTZ the pictures turn out just fine without any adjustments.

I've read Steve's review. Doesn't look like he had to adjust any settings to getgood results with the built in flash.

It seems like the flash sync doesn't work with the internal flash. Am I overlooking a setting or might the camera have a defect???

Kind regards,

Frank





Frank van Keulen is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Apr 23, 2005, 5:07 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Catbells's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 874
Default

I haven't used flash too much but would say that I've had mixed results including over exposure where I had to reduce the flash in small light rooms.

In the sample you've posted, it looks like there's very little at all - did it fire.

I've shoot a few portraits against the light with similar results - perhaps this confuses the flash.

Whilst there's nothing better than getting the exposure right, all is not lost if you go into Photoshop you can redress this by adjusting the histogram curve.
Attached Images
 
Catbells is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 23, 2005, 8:12 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 39
Default

I have used the built in flash a great deal both as fill flash and stand alone in indoor settings. Have not had a problem. Like it better than flash on my Canon G3 camera.
whbroker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 9, 2005, 7:06 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 6
Default

I`ve had similar problems with flash pictures from the internal flash being either under or over exposed, without apparant reason-had to use flash compensation quite a bit. I didn`t ever have to do that with Minolta A-1.
roxalo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 9, 2005, 1:37 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2
Default

roxalo wrote:
Quote:
I`ve had similar problems with flash pictures from the internal flash being either under or over exposed, without apparant reason-had to use flash compensation quite a bit. I didn`t ever have to do that with Minolta A-1.
OK, so you've had the problem, you write. Did you find a solution for it than?

Kind regards,

Frank
Frank van Keulen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 12, 2005, 9:51 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 6
Default

Sorry, I`ve been away for a few days...In answer to Frank`s question-I don`t have an answer-it was more of a comment/question-maybe someone else can comment about consistency of exposure using the internal flash-any special tricks?
roxalo is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 6:16 AM.