Why I need a built-in flash on the little Olympus (and the accessory flash is ...

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Why I need a built-in flash on the little Olympus (and the accessory flash is ...
Dec 2, 2012

… rubbish!).

I do a bit of travel writing and anyway, I like an ever-ready camera on hand at all times. Among other things, I like to grab a shot of food I'm offered. in this case. a pizza.

The restaurant lighting wasn't up to much and the E-PL3 couldn't make much of it anyway. Here's my shot (not that this was one of those rare instances where it looks as though the IBIS worked -- well, that's something!).

Not very appetizing, but I was photographing it precisely because it WAS appetizing!

If I had had a built-in flash I would have fired that up, of course, but the E-PL3 doesn’t have such a thing -- it should -- and I'm not about to carry that stupid little add-on flash around all the time in case of occasional need.

Fortunately in this case it was still daylight outside, so to the amazement of the staff at the Gateway Pizza restaurant in Port Moresby, I carried my pizza outside to take its picture.

Ah! That looks tastier!!!

Much improved.

But I should have been able to take it at the table.

WITH THE BUILT-IN FLASH THAT YOU DIDN’T BUILD IN, OLYMPUS!!!

Cheers, geoff

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