OMD severe flash exposure problem

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
assaft
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Re: OMD severe flash exposure problem
In reply to photofan1986, Apr 14, 2013

Thanks for the interesting findings.

I rarely used TTL flash with my E-PL2 but when I did I used to get pretty unexpected results. It usually required 2-3 trail-and-errors until I managed to fine-tune the FEC, due to changes in the amount of ambient light and due to highlights in the scene.

One thing that I didn't see in your summary is whether face recognition has an effect on the flash power. I would expect it to have, and I think it does, but I never ran a test on that. The metering mode might matter here, since when in Matrix mode the camera spot-meters a face when it recognizes one, while in other modes it doesn't.  So the face exposure has a priority and maybe this logic is conditioned by the metering mode.

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