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RICOH LENS A16 24-85 mm : Details on the setting for flash timing (Flash Synchro Settings).

You can select [1st Curtain] or [2nd Curtain] as the flash synchronization setting.

A flash will light during a very short moment. If a shutter speed is slower, the subject will be exposed even after the flash light ends. Moreover, in a case of moving subject, the captured image will differ depending on the flash timing. It is in [Flash Synchro Settings] that you can choose the flash timing.
[1st Curtain] fires the flash at the beginning of the exposure. [2nd Curtain] fires the flash just before the end of the exposure. [1st Curtain] is a convenient and commonly used setting that fires the flash when the shutter release button is pressed. However, [2nd Curtain] is useful for shooting moving subjects in slow synchronization, because it allows you to shoot more natural trails of light.

Caution Note on the built-in flash with the GXR + RICOH LENS A16 24-85mm :

Vignetting always appears whenever the internal flash is used. The GF-1 (optional external flash unit) is recommended for flash photography.

[1st Curtain] examples

  • Shooting with [1st Curtain] selected (car moving from left to right).
    The traces of the subject will be captured with forward lines.
  • Shooting with [1st Curtain] selected

[2nd Curtain] examples

  • Shooting with [2nd Curtain] selected (car moving from left to right).
    The traces of the subject will be captured with backward lines.
  • Shooting with [2st Curtain] selected

Setting Description
1st Curtain The flash fires right after the exposure starts. Select this for normal shooting.
2nd Curtain The flash fires just before the exposure finishes. The exposure starts in normal light and the flash fires just before the exposure ends. This allows you to capture light trails and a subject's motion more naturally when shooting at slow shutter speeds.

The flash synchronization settings are available in the [Flash Synchro Settings] in the Shooting menu.

See the FAQ below for the Shooting menu operations.
[Details on the Shooting menu operations.]

Flash Synchro Settings

 
Answer ID: gxr06048
Date created: February 3, 2012
Date modified: February 29, 2012
Product: GXR (RICOH LENS A16 24-85mm F3.5-F5.5)
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware specifications, Hardware operations
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