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Thread: Flash compensation for the GX100 (qu. to Sean or others)

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    Drafi
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    Flash compensation for the GX100 (qu. to Sean or others)

    I just bought a GX100 and noticed it does not have flash compensation (only something called soft flash, which is not enough).

    Sean or someone who has connections to Ricoh: Do you think they could consider doing this kind of upgrade in the near future or could you recommend it to them? (Maybe you have already done so.) I think it is a basic feature for this class of camera and I am missing it very much.

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    Drafi
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    Re: Flash compensation for the GX100 (qu. to Sean or others)

    By "upgrade" I am thinking of a firmware upgrade like they did for the GRD1.

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    wbrandsma
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    Re: Flash compensation for the GX100 (qu. to Sean or others)

    I hope Ricoh engineers and their marketing department read this forum as well. I also hope they can add flash compensation to the GX100 with a new firmware upgrade. I still hope/believe a lot can be added to this cam with new firmware. Look at the recent firmware upgrades for the GRD1.
    Flash compensation and a new B&W photographing modes with new optional red, green, blue and purple color filters would be a perfect addition the GX100 as well.

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    Sean_Reid
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    Re: Flash compensation for the GX100 (qu. to Sean or others)

    Hi Drafi,

    If you send me a reminder PM after the holidays, I'll talk to Ricoh about this.

    Cheers,

    Sean

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    pcheywood
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    Re: Flash compensation for the GX100 (qu. to Sean or others)

    If I may add to this thread, I would like to see a way to fire an external flash whilst retaining use of the EVF. A pc socket would of been great (though probably not possible on an existing body), some sort of accessory cord may be possible though?

    Paul.

  6. #6
    Drafi
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    Re: Flash compensation for the GX100 (qu. to Sean or others)

    Sean, thank you for your reply and that you want to talk to Ricoh. I am not sure I understand "PM", but I'll send another post after Christmas and New Year (that's what you mean, I believe).
    Have a good holyday, merry Christmas and slide well into the New Year, as the Germans say.

  7. #7
    Drafi
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    Re: Flash compensation for the GX100 (qu. to Sean or others)

    The penny has finally dropped! PM = private mail. Voila!

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    David Paul Carr
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    Re: Flash compensation for the GX100 (qu. to Sean or others)

    Yes, definitely a PC socket!
    On the GRD2 I'm sure it would be very easy to build one into a viewfinder (socket on the left hand side, for example, connected through the inside of the finder casing to the hotshoe sync terminal).
    And while we are on possible firmware improvements, how about a "marching ants" highlight warning when you are adjusting the exposure manually? Olympus had this on the C7070 and 8080 cameras (others as well, perhaps). It was very difficult to get the exposure wrong with that...

  9. #9
    7ian7
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    Re: Flash compensation for the GX100 (qu. to Sean or others)

    Flash Exposure Comp! Ra Ra Ra!

    The GX100 has TERRIBLE flash implementation.

    I am typically forced to use exposure compensation

    to get what I want ... by two stops. It can look good,

    but on the fly, it's a hassle. Canon Elphs stuck up

    in people's faces always look great, a no-brainer.


    And yes, no access to external flash when using the

    EVF is a disappointment, and a surprising oversight.


    That said, I've gotten great results w/ a Pocket Wizard

    / Profoto combo, and also w/ those little cheap flash

    triggers from Hong Kong, too, atop the GX100. So

    I'm very happy for that hot shoe.

  10. #10
    lucridders
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    Re: Flash compensation for the GX100 (qu. to Sean or others)

    We have much more quie stupid things when working with the GX100. Is not only the flash. Take the system they use for adapterhood. A bajonet system = using it frequently and it starts to wobble by easely 1mm (measured at the end of he wide angle lens).
    And regarding software, as this is a cam you need to do adjustments all the time they could in my opinion allow to assign more items that you can use when pushing the adj. button. I will stop with this, as you can go on for a whole A4 with items that could have done to make it a cam worth his money.

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