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04-20-2010, 07:44 PM   #1
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[flash]prob stupid question but....

I have a pentax k-x and if i use any preset mode the flash is just wayyyy too bright .....is that just a shitty thin bout the presets with this camera??

04-20-2010, 07:47 PM   #2
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Yep, direct light from the flash is going to be far too harsh on any setting because it's just way too direct and bright. If you make or buy a flash diffuser you will notice a huge difference, look up a few tutorials on how you can do this.
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i totally forgot i have a diffuser that i bought along time ago for my canon rebel xl that i never used

its the Gary Fong Puffer POP Up Flash Diffuser

this what you are talking about?

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pop-up flashes suck in general. It's well worth it to get a shoe-mount flash once you can afford it. Also, try and get one that has wireless control built in. If I'm not mistaken the KX has infrared wireless flash control. I know my k200d controls my Metz 48 wirelessly very well.

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you can also dial down the exposure compensation on the flash.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jupzchris Quote
I have a pentax k-x and if i use any preset mode the flash is just wayyyy too bright .....is that just a shitty thin bout the presets with this camera??
"Too bright" is a subjective thing. also tend to not like the default flash exposures, but others would find the exposures I prefer too dark. You might want to post a sample to be sure it's working correct, but I'm assuming we're just talking about a picture where the camera is operating correctly but you happen to be among the portion of the population who prefers less strong flash.
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I have found this in the K10 FAQ manual, perhaps you can use it for the Kx

QuoteQuote:
Q: Can the amount of the flash be compensated?
A: Yes, the amount of the flash can be compensated in a range of -2.0 up to +1.0 when select
[Flash Exp Comp] in the Recording Menu.
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