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Flashing shadow area on olympus e500

The word shadow flashes in bottom right corner of viewfinder, same time dark areas of picture flash white and black. I thought this was a WB issue but unable to fix. any suggestions on how to stop this from happening?

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    I have the same problem the shadow flashing at the lower right corner.

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While in playback mode, image is blinking, the word shadow appears in lower right hand corner, use the info button repeatedly until all disappears and image is pure.

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Your pictures are blurry because the camera did not focus properly on the subject.

First, turn on the camera in any picture taking mode (or video mode), then look at the screen or viewfinder. There should be four white corners in the center of the camera display. This is your targeting area.
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1. Aim the camera at your subject so this center area is directly on it.

2. Press the shutter button lightly, not all the way down. Wait for a second or two WITHOUT RELEASING YOUR FINGER. If the white corners turn green, keep the finger on the button and press it all the way.

(Once the screen flashes black, a picture is taken and you can release the finger).
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If the targeting area turns red and blinks, then the camera has not focused. You can to try to focus again by following step 1 and 2. If a picture is taken when the targeting area is red, then the picture will be blurry.

If there is no targeting area, then you can still focus by aiming the camera at your subject. Now follow step 2. A green box will appear on the subject, then a sharp picture can be taken.
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The red arrow that flashes means that the pictures or videos are being written onto the memory card.

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http://www.diyphotography.net/diy-built-in-pop-up-flash-diffuser

http://www.flickr.com/photos/natuurplaat/10362363/

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