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When using flash it flashes multiple times when taking picture..strobe flash

When I take a picture using flash it will flash multiple times instead of
once. ?

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Hello
You will find that if the flash pulses slowly several times before taking the main picture you have got the camera set to red eye reduction flash, you will see an eye symbol on the display.

Check the owners manual for the method of changing this to the setting you need.

http://ca.konicaminolta.com/support/manuals/film-cameras/film_af_slr/dynax_maxxum_400si/Maxxum400siManual-Part1.pdf

http://ca.konicaminolta.com/support/manuals/film-cameras/film_af_slr/dynax_maxxum_500si/Maxxum500siManual-Part2.pdf

http://ca.konicaminolta.com/support/manuals/film-cameras/film_af_slr/dynax_maxxum_500si/Maxxum500siManual-Part3.pdf

Above are the links to download the owners manual for this camera.

Hope this helps

Posted on Sep 26, 2008

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