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Flash-Off Problem Hey, I have a problem with my Olympus Stylus 500. When I turn off the flash and take pictures, they are never focused. How can I fix it so when I take pictures with flash off, it looks normal? Thanks in advance.

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How do you check to see if it is in auto mode or manual mode?

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Do you have the camera in the auto mode?
Did you check to make sure that the auto focus is not in the manual mode when the flash is turned off?

If the above does not comply, call the tech support for the camera.

There is also a possibity that there is a defect, or that the flash is part of the auto focus function.


Jerry G.


Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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http://www.olympusamerica.com/files/Stylus710Advanced_Manual.pdf

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