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05-12-2009, 08:56 PM
Hi guys. Right I own an Olympus E410, Okay I know it's not the best camera on the planet, but it's more than adequate for me.
The gaffer (wife) and I went to Lichfield cathedral some months back, and I happened to take some quite decent pics. Alas because the cathedral was so vast inside I was unable to capture what I could see with the naked eye (lack of flash power). What I need to know is what would be the best or should I say what flashgun would be appropriate for my needs without going OTT.
05-12-2009, 09:43 PM
Hey, Len! There's nothing wrong with your Olympus camera...its a great camera and there is some good reviews on it. As to your flashgun, you need to find out if you have to use proprietary accessories or if you can use third party. I see on the website, you have two proprietary ones to chose from. I noticed that the wireless doesn't work in TTL with your camera but you can use it in manual mode. (Whatever all that means...LOL)
BTW...the camera is not the artist, you are....I've seen images produced out of Point and Shoots that will rival the big dog dslr's. So...I've said it before, learn your camera inside and out...it will improve your images instantly. Once you've learned your camera, then learn the techniques...and you will be producing amazing images! My a700 is just 2 months old, so I'm still learning how to get around in it. I shot with an Olympus for quite a few years and love the image quality.
05-14-2009, 07:37 AM
Thanks for that Mary. So it's practise practise and more practise:)
05-14-2009, 01:54 PM
Now you got it!
05-28-2009, 01:59 PM
Hey treetop - I use the same camera and have suddenly 'found' a whole new world by reading the manual - man, lucky its digital and I don't need to develop all those photos to see and compare!! I had the 740 Olympus point and shoot before this one and thought it to be pretty good little camera too.
05-28-2009, 11:14 PM
One has to remember that a battery powered flash or speedlight, as they are called now-a-days, has a very limited range (usually all but useless after 20-30 feet!).
In that church, you did not want a flash... you wanted a tripod. Set the camera on a tripod and increase the shutter duration for a perfect, clear exposure and you will see things in that shot that NO flash on the market could give you. ;)
05-29-2009, 09:02 AM
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