Canon 300D

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Peter Stedman
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I must be getting old . . . . When I was a pro photographer the use of fill-in flash in sunny conditions was part of life. I now just use my Canon 300D for general social photographs using the built in flash.

But for the life of me I can't see how to use this built in flash as a fill-in outdoors. In other words, if the actual exposure is (say) 200sec at F8 how do I get the flash to fire at (say) F4 to provide just that blink of fill-in light? Can anyone help or isn't it possible? Pete

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Normally using FEC (flash exposure compensation) but the 300D does not have this feature for the pop up flash, only external flash units.

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tom hardwick
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What. can this be true Dave? Seems like a bit of a backward EOS step to me.

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From DPReview: LINK

Flash
• Auto pop-up E-TTL auto flash
• Guide number approx 13
• Modes: Auto, Manual Flash On/ Off, Red-Eye Reduction
• X-Sync: 1/200 sec
• No flash exposure compensation for internal flash

Dave Farrants Fox Video Editing

Peter Stedman
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Thanks . . . Perhaps I'm not so old after all! Pete

Arthur.S
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Joined: Jun 2 1999

Isn't manual flash on/off the same thing?

DV Ed
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No, The flash auto sets its brightness, there is no way to alter this (other than a software hack) This used to wind me up, now I have a 10d so im happy agian :)

Chris.
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I posted in reply to your other post re 300D flash. The 300D actually has a few features of the 10D, but they've been crippled by Canon. One is FEC, some hackers realised that they could take 10D and 300D firmware and produce a hybrid that gives 300D owners some 10D features, including FEC. There's the Wasia hack and the Undutchables hack. I used the Wasia one when I had a 300D and it worked perfectly.

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