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Category: Best Photographic Equipment to Buy : Choosing the Right Camera Flashes

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Photography Question 
Karin 

member since: 7/12/2003
 

Buying a Flash


I own a Canon Rebel G. I need some help chosing a flash. When I try to take pictures at night, I push the button to take it and I get a delayed response. Then the picture comes out blurry as if the subject was running by. I don't have one sole purpose for the flash, I take pictures of many different things.

7/23/2003 8:26:13 AM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 5/18/2000
  The delayed response is probably due to the red-eye reduction feature, a bright light on the body shines for a second or so to make your subjects' pupils close down. Check your manual, I'm pretty sure this can be turned off so that the flash and shutter will fire immediately.

One reason you may be getting a blurry picture is if you are shooting in Av mode or *Night Scene PIC*, which are slow-sync modes. Shooting flash pictures in green box, P, Tv, or M modes should give you faster shutter speeds, though the Rebel G is limited to 1/90 and slower unless you have an EX series flash.

7/23/2003 11:28:42 AM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 5/18/2000
  Should be: "One reason you may be getting a blurry picture is if you are shooting in Av mode or *Night Scene PIC* , which are slow-sync modes."

7/23/2003 11:33:00 AM

 

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