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Old Jan 2, 2006, 4:39 PM   #1
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Old Jan 3, 2006, 5:29 PM   #2
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Old Jan 8, 2006, 1:25 AM   #3
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Had my camera a few days now and have learnt that I needed to set the flash to low as in default photos were coming out over exposed. Wow what a camera!
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Old Jan 18, 2006, 9:22 PM   #4
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Had my camera a few days now and have learnt that I needed to set the flash to low as in default photos were coming out over exposed. Wow what a camera!
Same here. Best flash I've seen on a digital camera in this class...

Most of the others didn't have enough flash for a large living room, this one has too much flash. Impressive!
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Old Oct 18, 2006, 8:41 PM   #5
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Hi Popalot and Jack 52,

I have an H1. Ya, the flash is awesome if you want really well lit (to the back of the room) shots. Personally, the lowest setting is way too hot for many pics of people. I've taken to placing a little bit of tissue in front of the flash so things won't be overexposed and too hot.

I adore this cam tho and wouldn't want any other. It rocks. There's so much latitude with the settings. love it, love it, love it !!

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Old Oct 24, 2006, 1:38 PM   #6
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I agree, the flash is way too hot for most shots indoors; for my abilities, anyway. Any other ideas other than tissue that might help with the flash? (I'll try the tissue idea, also, but it might get a few laughs! :lol
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Old Oct 24, 2006, 7:22 PM   #7
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Other people have used

A white film canister with a cutout to fit over the flash.

A ping pong ball again with a cutout to fit the flash.

A lumiquest soft screen held by a rubber band over the flash.




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Old Oct 27, 2006, 7:55 PM   #8
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not sure if any of you know about this, but I use a "gel sample" kit that I got from B+H photo. The sample kits are .01 cent each, but cost about $5 for shipping, so I ordered about 5 and paid $5.05 total.

Anyway, the gells are just big enough to cover the flash, they are great for adding subtle color to a flash (for a portrait) or for some fun night photo effects:
(try to keep this link in this thread only, I have a feeling the company is going to stop charging only .01 cent if they get a zillion orders. -This item was buried in their site and only brought to my attention by someone who worked there).

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation

Here are some photos I've taken using this gel sample kit (and some colored LED lights): (scroll down to where it says Night Photography at the bottom of the page)

http://home.earthlink.net/~erhard/photography.htm


-enjoy!
the filters work great, -and super cheap!!
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