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Digital rebel XS - flash delay

I wrote in another thread....when i take a picture a picture in the AF mode, or any mode for that matter, the falsh will go off but the picture is very dark and fuzzy (even at the recommended distance). After i take the photo the flash will go off again (about 4-5 seconds later) I have re-charged mybattery and reset the camera to its orignal settings. The picture qualilty was really great...what happened?

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Your camera is set to syncronize the flash on the second shutter curtain. Check your custom functions/custom settings, and disable it. It's called "second curtain sync" or "2nd curtain sync". Nikon call it "Rear Sync".
Hope this helps,
/Chris

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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