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04-09-2010, 12:46 AM   #1
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Flashquestion regarding a K200D

Ive a K200D and Im wondering about the builtin(spelling?) flash! When I`m shooting in places with very little light, the flash does a burst of small flashes just before it takes a photo. Has this to do with the AF? It does that every time! Is it suppose to do that?

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04-09-2010, 01:14 AM   #2
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Yep. That's how it gets enough light to use the AF. It can be a pain at times though, and sometimes not very successful.
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I must admit ive blinded a few people from this happening lol!
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I thought it was a electrical malfunction. It dont feel funny to take pictures with this. Many people look my way and wonder what Im doing *lol*

I just have to buy a external flash then. Ive been thinking about a Metz 58 AF-1, is it a good flash?

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This actually not just happens to the K200D but most DSLRs that Pentax made which doesn't have the autofocus assist light built-in the camera itself.
It is only the K-7, I think, that has this feature, therefore, it is only the K-7 that doesn't do this strobe autofocus assit function.
You can attach a hot shoe flash that has an auto-focus assist light on it and it would solve this problem..if it is actually a problem.
Even cameras from other brands do this.
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