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I bought a camera from a friend, Olympus e-420. but when i started to use it, i always got dark picture even the flash is already switched on. i'm thinking the built-in flash is delayed, do i have way to make it more accurate? i also noticed when i take pictures it always save's as ORF file. how can i change this settings to a different format? i already tried restoring the default settings but why can't i access the Custom Reset option on the menu bar?

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There are multiple reazons for the picture to look dark, a very short exposure, or a low flash intensity.
Try changing the flash intensity, this is done by pressing the Exposure compensation and flash button simultaneously.
Or playing with the exposure settings to see if there is any difference.
Concerning the ORF file format, this is this camera's RAW format, it's usefull to proffesionals, but for the common user, JPEG is the best option. As far as I know, this camera records both formats simultaneously.
For future refferences, here is the user manual : http://www.olympusamerica.com/files/oima_cckb/E-420_Instruction_Manual_EN.pdf

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

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