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Old Nov 20, 2005, 5:21 AM   #1
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As far as I can tell from the reviews, the D7 uses the popup flash af assist lamp in dark situations. Does it mean that it also fires the flash when you take the picture ( I hope not) I know the Canon 350d do it, but Nikon D70 has a seperate af assist lamp.



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Old Nov 23, 2005, 11:49 AM   #2
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Hmmm, amazing. No one seems to know the answer for this question :?

I have read different reviews and they say it uses the popup flash for AF assist lamp, but not if it needs to fire the flashwhen taking the picture.

Nikon D70 has a seperate AF assist lamp and I prefer that so I guess my choise will be the Nikon over the Dynax.



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Old Nov 23, 2005, 1:15 PM   #3
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I can only speak about the 5D.

When you want to use the flash as assist, you manually unfold it. When in focus, you can fold the flash and shoot the photo without flash.


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Thanks, that what I wanted to know, looks like the D7 will be in the running afterall.

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Old Nov 24, 2005, 12:50 AM   #5
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The 7D works the same way as jkp said about the 5D on flipping the onboard flash up for focus, lock-on focus and flip it down so the flash won't fire.
If you have the external KM flash (5600 or 3600), you can use the AF assist (red lamp below the flash head) without the flash firng....it's just bulky.
You can also use a laser pointer (with a pattern tip).
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