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LX-3 Flash Problem?

Captain Rich

Savannah, US
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Captain Rich Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Wed 15-Jun-11 01:15 PM | edited Wed 15-Jun-11 04:59 PM by Captain Rich

I was trying to take some inside photos in my house yesterday, with Forced Flash, but the flash didn't fire on every shot - as I believe it's supposed to. When it didn't fire, I got very underexposed photos, with a white balance that must have been either daylight or flash, because they were very warm toned (incandescent lighting was on in the room). I tried auto flash as well and it didn't have any better luck. Battery was fully charged, wasn't shooting in burst mode, I tried P,S,A settings (shooting raw), all to no avail. Oh, and I deleted the pictures, so I can't post them or check EXIF. Maybe I'll try again today. Any guesses? Is it an Operator Error? Any experience with Panasonic Service? Thanks.

Rich

Edited to add that I checked EXIF on several images in Bridge that were completely black, and that I know the flash DIDN'T fire, but the EXIF data shows that the flash fired - in whatever flash mode I had selected. I'm thinking there's a problem with the flash unit.

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