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03-20-2013, 03:51 PM   #1
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flash photos are darker than normal on my k10d

the flash photos taken on my k10d appear darker and have a bluer hue than normal.its as if the flash power has diminished.cant find anything in manual.might i have inadvertently disbled it somehow?help

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Have you enabled exposure or flash compensation at all? This could cause the flash to fire at a lower power setting. It could also be that the flash simply isn't powerful enough for what you were shooting. Could you attach some samples with EXIF intact?

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Hi Adam.Yes the problem seems to be that i inadvertently enabled the flash compensation.what is the default setting for this in the fn menu?.Best regards.
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Hi Adam.Yes the problem seems to be that i inadvertently enabled the flash compensation.what is the default setting for this in the fn menu?.Best regards.
It should be set to 0.0. I don't remember what buttons you need to press on the K10 to change it, but on the k-5 you simply go to the flash menu and then turn the rear e-dial.


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It's a bugger when you've inadvertently changed a setting without realising it and we've all been there.

Hopefully that's you sorted now.
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Hi Adam.Yes the problem seems to be that i inadvertently enabled the flash compensation.what is the default setting for this in the fn menu?.Best regards.
Hi Adam.I have reset the flash compensation to 0.0 as suggested but this appears to have had no effect.I have also attached a flashgun to the camera but still my photos appear darker than normal.The exposure compensation is also disabled.Any thoughts?.best regards,Celtic
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For the colours, check your white balance setting.

For the exposure, are you trying to light a room that's too large? If you're using the built-in flash, it's not very powerful. If you're using an external flash, verify where you are directing the light.
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Unless you've reprogrammed it the green button will always set exposure compensation to 0.0 (default) when you are in the EC setting modes.

There is an option to set color balance to flash whenever the flash is activated. This is another setting that can affect flash photos.

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