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Robin Chu
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/7/2010

Shadow with Built-In Flash

I just purchased the Canon 10-22mm Ultra Wide Angle Lens. However, there is a shadow caused by the built-in flash on my Canon T1i. Has anyone else experienced this?

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6/17/2010 8:12:26 PM

Bojan Bencic
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2005
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Yes, I have a 300D (Rebel), and it is so. It is a great lens but does not work well with built-in flash. One low-tech tip that sometimes helps: Turning the camera upside down will throw this shadow into the sky where you won't see it!

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6/18/2010 12:39:53 AM

Robin Chu
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/7/2010
  Hi Bojan - That is a great tip! I'll have to give it a try. Thank you!

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6/18/2010 5:38:57 AM

Lynn R. Powers   Robin,
I am not familiar with that particular lens, but if you are using a lens shade, take it off. I had to with my 17-40mm. The built-in flash on the camera will not cover the entire area of a lens that wide. You will have vignetting along the sides and corners. It will only cover up to about a 28mm lens. and that is probably pushing it. Get a flash that you can use off-camera for best results.

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6/19/2010 11:54:00 AM

Dan W. Dooley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/28/2005
  Even with the lens shade off you may still experience the shadowing. Certainly try that first, but a physically larger (larger in diameter and possibly longer) lens which may even have a 77mm front glass size is going to protrude into the field of the built in flash. The flash is just not high enough. If an external flash is not a option (it should be) then compose the images so that the shadow area will always be outside of an area which can be cropped out. Not a perfect solution but at least it may offer some relief.

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6/22/2010 8:03:31 AM

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