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Old Jun 18, 2009, 9:32 AM   #21
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As folk have suggested slave flashes, the end of this just resurrected thread might be of interest...

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fl...ave-fla-2.html
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Old Jun 18, 2009, 11:14 AM   #22
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And very interesting it is ..., sheds new light on the subject ...
Thanks for the link
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Old Jun 20, 2009, 7:05 AM   #23
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WOW.. you know I had no idea one could add a flash , thanks again ..
In searching the web I have leaned that the price for the slave flash is all over the road and, there's not a lot of reviews on them. Also if one is mounted to close to the camera it can cause redeye.
Taking all the above into consideration, I'm looking at a combination of something like the Sunpak Digital Camera Flash Adapter and, the Vivitar 285HV Auto Professional Flash.
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Old Jun 27, 2009, 8:25 PM   #24
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Well guys I decided to get two of the same , the FZ28.
I got them in last night and, we love our cameras ... I have not really had much time with mine as of yet, been to busy at work but, we'll be headed out in a few days for our first picture taking venture, till then I'll just be snapping shots around the house.
here are a couple of my first few
Thanks again for all of your help.
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Old Jun 28, 2009, 7:45 AM   #25
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The first shot was taken without the flash. I was working on our microwave under a chandelier that has four 60-watt incandescent light bulbs pointing down. It's a fairly bright room at night. This no-flash shot is a fairly accurate depiction of the ambient lighting in that room.

The second shot was taken with the flash. As you can see, it's much quite a bit darker than the room actually is.
The FZ28 has a menu option that lets you increase the intensity of the flash. Have you ever tried it?
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Well guys I decided to get two of the same , the FZ28.
Congratulations. I'm really enjoying mine.
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Old Jun 28, 2009, 5:33 PM   #27
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The FZ28 has a menu option that lets you increase the intensity of the flash. Have you ever tried it?
After toying with this camera now for two days , one other thing that would have help
is the backlight setting.

I'm still and, feel I will be for sometime tripping my way through all the setting and, gaining the understanding of how they all work. I'm shocked that there is so much to learn about photography but, I feel I'm on the right track.

Any could you tell me where those flash settings could be found ? I have not seen them yet, also I'm trying to figure out how to adjust the ISO ???

Thanks again guys
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At this point I know most of the functions of my FZ28 but it took hours of studying the manual. Studying the manual while playing with the camera makes many things clear.

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After toying with this camera now for two days , one other thing that would have help is the backlight setting.
Auto mode includes backlight compensation - see pages 32 and 33 of the manual.

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Any could you tell me where those flash settings could be found ?
Press the +/- button above the menu/set button.

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I have not seen them yet, also I'm trying to figure out how to adjust the ISO ???
Take your camera off Auto mode. On the menu you will see a setting for intelligent ISO. Make sure it's set to off. The next setting is the sensitivity (ISO) adjustment.
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The FZ28 has a menu option that lets you increase the intensity of the flash. Have you ever tried it?
I'm not aware of that option, Andy. Are you referrinig to the slow/sync (don't remember what it's called) flash option that actually slows the shutter speed as opposed to increasing the brightness of the flash?

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Well guys I decided to get two of the same , the FZ28.
I got them in last night and, we love our cameras ... I have not really had much time with mine as of yet, been to busy at work but, we'll be headed out in a few days for our first picture taking venture, till then I'll just be snapping shots around the house.
here are a couple of my first few
Thanks again for all of your help.
Hi James! I can see that you're enjoying your new cameras. I'm sure you'll learn a lot and have a lot of fun.

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