Olympus C5050Z flash operation

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Richard Savage, Dec 28, 2003.

  1. Hi,

    I've been experimenting with manual focussing and a wide aperature in an
    attempt to use zone focussing or depth of field focusing. My aim was to
    be able to take quick shots during the recent Christmas parties without
    waiting for the auto focus to settle - always after Auntie Ida had spilt
    her wine etc etc. However I found that the shots were always under
    exposed whatever I did with the flash intensity.

    Previously, using the camera in 'P' mode with the flash set to default
    intensity I found that indoor shots were washed out by too much flash
    and I had to reduce the flash setting by trial and error.

    My question is really in two parts: what was I doing wrong with my
    attempts at zone focussing in conjucntion with flash and, more broadly,
    is the flash controlled in any way or is it as crude as the old Magicube
    flash bulbs and under no camera control.

    Rgds Richard
    Richard Savage, Dec 28, 2003
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