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Problem- head shadow on flash shots taken in auto

When I take shots in the auto mode on my Nikon D40X there is a shadow that looks like the outline of a head in my pictures

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Re: problem- head shadow on flash shots taken in auto

Another problem is that I have two filters on my lens. I have the UV and the Polarization. If you have both, you can get a vinieting effect.

Does it doesn't happen when you are in P mode or any other mode?

If it does, then try another lens, if it's not the lens, then reset the settings. Just a few options in troubleshooting. If you can post one of the pictures of it here, that would be great. Does it happen to just the heads/faces, or to other artifacts, like a picture of a car. and has an outline.

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Re: problem- head shadow on flash shots taken in auto

I had this same problem - and it was the lens hood....

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Re: problem- head shadow on flash shots taken in auto

Is it possible that you shoot with the lens hood on?
If so, at wide angles you get a bottom shadow of the hood.

Posted on Jan 09, 2008

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