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09-03-2008, 07:46 PM   #1
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Flash with K200d

HI all,
I am the very happy owner of a K200D but I am puzzled as to how to take a flash pic in total darkness.
I have several night animals at my place and even though they are less than 2m away the K2oo will not fire flash in "auto" mode
Any suggestions please?
Cliff

09-04-2008, 12:44 PM   #2
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Get out of Auto mode. Put camera dial on M. Set shutter to 1/250s, f-stop to f/5.6, ISO400. Pop up the flash. Shoot! You may have problems locking focus in dim light so you may want to go into manual focus. Also, the built-in flash really doesn't have alot of range, so you might want to look into an external flash such as the 540.

If the internal flash doesn't reach far enough, you can always use a higher ISO and/or wider aperture.
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QuoteOriginally posted by egordon99 Quote
Get out of Auto mode. Put camera dial on M. Set shutter to 1/250s, f-stop to f/5.6, ISO400. Pop up the flash. Shoot!

I'm trying to figure out where you got that 1/250s. As far as I can remember, all the late Pentax X synch speed is 1/180s.
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oops, you caught me I've been shooting the "other" system for too long.

QuoteOriginally posted by flyer Quote
I'm trying to figure out where you got that 1/250s. As far as I can remember, all the late Pentax X synch speed is 1/180s.
OP - Use 1/180s

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