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Old Aug 17, 2006, 6:05 PM   #1
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Hi,

First time poster here... I just bought the Sony H5. I've used dslr's, and I'm used to using balanced and fill flash. I took a picture outside today, with 'forced flash, low iso", he came out with good skintones etc, but the background was overexposed. I'd like to use fill flash outside, so I can shoot people and not overexpose the background, (balanced flash with my nikon flash).

It says that this camera supports it, yet I only see red eye reduction in the menus, and on the flash button, I see slow synch, flash off, flash auto, and flash on. When I tried flash auto, it didn't use the flash, so this isn't right, flash off, and slow synch are incorrect, and my picture using flash on, yielded the result I mentioned above.

Anyone with ideas, suggestions, answers, would be MOST welcome.

Thank you very much....

Craig




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Hi. Are you still having this problem? With my H5, i've been able to do fill flash. I doesn't seem to be an explicit and easy to use setting. I just force flash on and be careful where I expose from (if using auto exposure). I did get that too bright effect at first, but I haven't in a while. Reply if you're still having problems.
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First time poster here... I just bought the Sony H5. I've used dslr's, and I'm used to using balanced and fill flash. I took a picture outside today, with 'forced flash, low iso", he came out with good skintones etc, but the background was overexposed. I'd like to use fill flash outside, so I can shoot people and not overexpose the background, (balanced flash with my nikon flash).

It says that this camera supports it, yet I only see red eye reduction in the menus, and on the flash button, I see slow synch, flash off, flash auto, and flash on. When I tried flash auto, it didn't use the flash, so this isn't right, flash off, and slow synch are incorrect, and my picture using flash on, yielded the result I mentioned above.

Anyone with ideas, suggestions, answers, would be MOST welcome.

Thank you very much....

Craig

Hello!
I Have a T9 and I think that the flash fill-in is simply the forced, in fact other options are auto, off, forced, and sl. The only other option is WB with flash....
For oversexposed problem you must use the spot calibration




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With the flash turned on, choose menu, go to flash setting and choose a + or - EV value to fit your needs (default is 0EV). You will want to experiment with various lighting situations to find the right level for your needs.

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Old Sep 11, 2006, 12:26 PM   #5
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yes,I makethis settingalso, but if thesubject is backlit orin strong contrast situation, if you onlyadjust with EV you increase or reduce the expositureinallphoto, I need to take exposure with spot regualation

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Hi,

The flash seems the hardest aspect of the camera. It's bothersome at best to constantly have to tweak -2/3, +1/3 etc. There is no exif program (and I've checked through a lot!) that lists what you have used for your flash setting. I've played with a few indoors and the default 0 is much too strong. (not sure about outside). I much prefer the dslr, and using balanced fill, or regular i-ttl flash. Easy and it works.

Also, recycle time (admit I have 2300-2500 batteries) is much too long. Obviously, the camera and flash are using 2 AA batteries, versus the flash on a nikon sb-800 using 5 of its own , but if you want to shoot a subject where you need to shoot several pictures in a relatively timely way, the flash doesn't cut it.

I really like the camera, the portability, using a 35-430 (appx) lens without having to change lenses, etc, but for flash photos, nope, it doesn't cut it. However, its still a fun, great camera.


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Old Sep 12, 2006, 6:32 PM   #7
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maybe I didn't reply your post because I tell you the setting that I use with my T9 (a toy), excuse me...

Howewer it's interesting but unfortunately I don't undertstand all (my english....) (...)

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