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Red eyes My dad is using an old Nikon FG with a Viviter 2800 external flash and can't solve the red eyes problem. The flash user's manual is less basic at best and does not provide any solutions. Has anyone found a way around this?

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Re: red eyes

Use an extender cord on your flash which will allow you to take the flash off the camera. You will need to use a tripod for the camera and a shutter release cord. Experiment with the distance the flash must be away from the camera to provide a proper angle thereby eliminating red-eye. I hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 25, 2007

Re: red eyes

Red eye isnt a camera nor flash problem its the flash in the eyes, the blood is what is recorded on the film/photo, any good photograhper will tell you dont look directly at the flash and you wont get a red eye effect,always try and get the subject to look away or to the side ,just a small amount that wont show up in the photo but also wont give the red eye effect

Posted on Aug 13, 2007

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Re: red eyes

As both the camera and the flash does not have red eye reduction facility, you can solve the problem by not using high speed film, i.e. not more then 100 ASA and avoid shooting in very low light.

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