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Olympus TG4 darkens exposure considerably on zoom

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by Wiggsy, Sep 29, 2019.

  1. Chris Ross

    Chris Ross Barracuda

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    It sounds like if you stay wide you are OK, albeit with a slow shutter speed. I think the solution may involve adjusting you shooting style if you are doing wide angle stay at the widest and try and get closer. Only use the zoomed in settings for macro subjects where you get 100% illumination from the flash? At least in darker waters. You can always shoot at f2 - it is about equivalent to f11 on full frame.
     
  2. Wiggsy

    Wiggsy Barracuda

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    Yes- I was thinking along those lines too. My other half though loves to get character shots of fish - medium range zoomed portraits but clearly that just is not working out. I also have Mike Bartick from Backscatter looking into it. Thanks for your help Chris and others.
     
  3. FezUSA

    FezUSA Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Hiram, OH, USA
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    Don't know if this helps, it fits the "fish portrait"?

    TG-4 in A-mode with auto ISO & auto WB: f/4.4, 1/80, ISO-200, 0 exp comp, 14mm focal length = 80 @ 35mm focal length

    I have two x Inon S-2000's in STTL mode and the camera set to fill flash

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