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07-19-2008, 12:12 PM   #1
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Red Eye & the K20D

I notice that evey photo I take with the flash has a red eye problem, Is there any way to prevent this with the K20D? Or can it only be corrected with post processing software.

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flash on the body or external flash??
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Unless you use red eye reduction flash or bounce flash with an external flash the red eye can be removed in photoshop in about 3 seconds.
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I used the built-in and External flashes, I guess I didn't see a red eye reduction feature. I tryed the Bounce and I don't get enough light in the venue I was shooting in.

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If you need more light when bouncing, up the ISO and/or open up the aperture. I've shot in rooms with big high ceilings @ISO1000, f/2.8 and was able to get light onto the subject. With an external flash, there is NO reason you should be getting red eye.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fl_Gulfer Quote
I notice that evey photo I take with the flash has a red eye problem, Is there any way to prevent this with the K20D? Or can it only be corrected with post processing software.
Red eye happens when the angle of the light leaving the flash, reflecting off the subjects eye, and back to the camera is less than ~2.5%.

The way to increase this angle is to either get the flash farther away from the lens or get closer to the subject.
Red eye reduction will not get rid of red eye.

Or, you can correct it is post processing. I prefer it to not happen at all though.
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