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Flash the flash is out of sync with the camera...either there is no flash and the image is dark or the flash is so bright that it looks like an atomic bomb went take five takes to get a proper picture hellpppppppp

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I have a Canon EOS 40D camera. We are having problems with using an external flash. The pictures always come out extremely dark with the external flash. The flash seems to work fine, it flashes...

I don't know if this will help and this post is two months old. The camera store may be right that the synchronization is the issue which tends me to point a finger at the external flash. There are at least three different flash units that will flash when the picture is made but only one type will sync with the camera. A digital flash unit is different from a film flash so a Canon EX type is required to sync with Canon TTL or TTL II digital cameras. An EZ will flash but it's off a bit, so I can only assume that your Promaster and Canon flash units are for film cameras. Okay and another thing that could be throwing things off a bit is the camera may have been programed in Custom Functions to use "Second Curtain" or "Rear Curtain". Just seams to me if the built in flash works then it's the external units at fault.

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Has the camera been dropped or anything? Did this suddenly happen?

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My Canon 550d is new and right out of the box on full auto indoor pics are dark. If I go to no flash mode they are much brighter. It's like the flash is out of sync. Is it the camera or me?

the flash only covers a certain range and the built in flash has quite a small range. so lets say its dark in the room and you take a shot of a person they probably look really bright but the background is pretty dark, thats pretty normal and its better not to use flash, now in the auto mode without flash it will be using a higher "ISO" number to get you brighter shots indoors. shots may look slightly grainer but it means its brighter and the 550d handles low light pretty well.

in auto mode you have no control over the ISO but put the camera into P mode which is basically auto but with access to more controls which you can override. now next to the shutter button there is an "ISO"button. experiment with the different numbered setting (100 being low 3200 being high) and you will see what I mean

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The flash and picture are out of sync.

If your flash has worked properly in the past, the camera may need to be serviced. If your subject is within 6 - 8 feet and is not being properly illuminated, something needs to be adjusted or replaced.

By specification, your flash will only adequately illuminate subjects out to 14 feet (wide angle) or 10 feet (telephoto). If you're trying to shoot subjects further away than that, the flash is not bright enough.

Dec 28, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A630 Digital Camera

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Built-in flash not flashing as expected

I'm not sure if the problem is the flash or settings on your EOS, from what your saying.

Lets try to change the settings first.
Try to change the settings of your camera, look in your manual. What your looking for is ISO, this is the exposure. By taking practice shots and changing ISO you will find a setting that will match your preference.

Also, it seems like your flash is faulty. Contact Canon to fix it for you.

If you have the money, try to fix your flash. Otherwise set your ISO to auto or change it every time you take a picture outside or inside.

Sep 13, 2009 | Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS...

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Indoor photos are too dark and skin tones orange-ish

I have the same problem at my church with the indoor lighting on my camera. I'm able to get it work by putting the whole thing on manual and adjusting the lighting settings that way.

Jun 13, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 Digital Camera

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Dark or Bright images

It might be that (sometimes) the battery is not strong enough to quickly charge the flash and you take a picture when it is not yet able to flash at the power level it needs to. This may be that the battery is weak and/or you try to take a second picture too quickly after the last flash.
On other occasions (when the images are blown out, I.E., overexposed) you are probably too close to your subject and are not using a reduced power flash setting. Experiment with a well-charged battery. Without reducing the flash output you will allways get this overexposure if you are a few feet away from the subject

Dec 31, 2007 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30 Digital Camera

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Dark and Bright images

Same with my wife's camere!!!! Will be 1 year old in 3 weeks and can not find my receipt. I think Sony have some issue with this model.....

Sep 17, 2007 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30 Digital Camera

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CANON Rebel RTI Outdoor pictures are dark

learning to use light metering correctly can have its challenge.
the manual will guide you on how to set up to read light from the subject. spot metering a dark area will cause general overexposure, or a washed out look. spot metering a bright area will cause a dark image. if you are on spot meter and shoot two people standing together against a bright lit background, your meter will see between them if they are centered, and read all that bright background, setting the camera to a less sensitive combination of aperture / shutter speed, resulting in a dark image. use field averaging meter setting and be sure you are metering the subject and not the background. try shooting a wall that is fairly clear of other colors and uniform it light hitting it, you should have a correctly exposed image. since it works in other modes (at least 1, anyway) then it is unlikely you have an exposure compensation issue. that is the only other non defect issue that would cause your problem.
once you confirm that you have these settings correct and still get a dark image, its time to have it serviced.
good luck

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Why do some images recorded with flash come out looking a little dark?

Recording a subject that is outside the flash range can cause the subject to appear dark in the resulting image, because not enough of the flash reaches the subject. When this happens, you can use flash assist to correct the brightness of the recorded subject, so it appears as if the flash illumination was sufficient. Note, however, that recording certain types of subjects may not produce the results you expect, even if you use flash assist.

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