GRD4 weird spontaneous flash behaviour (help!!!)

Started Nov 20, 2012 | Questions thread
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boliston
boliston New Member • Posts: 7
Re: GRD4 weird spontaneous flash behaviour (help!!!)

Just got a GRD IV and it seems to work fine apart from this strange flash overexposure issue.

I have taken a lot of test shots and I notice that certain types of scene seem to cause the problem.

Scenes with strong backlighting cause it, and scenes with large dark areas in them.

The strange thing is that it's an "all or nothing" type of problem in that the flash either works perfectly OR it is about 2-3 stops overexposed.

I don't really want to have to send the camera back if possible as I'm worried it could affect all GRD IV's but I'd imagine being an "enthusiast" camera that the internal flash would not possibly be used as often as it would on a consumer orientated camera, so there would be less people who would publish reports of the problem.

Luckily it only affects a small percentage of shots taken with the flash (perhaps 1 in 20), but it is annoying.

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