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Fill-in flash Probably a basic question : how do you use flash fill-in on this camera ? (force flash in high-light conditions)

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Re: Fill-in flash

Then manual should tell you - have you looked?

Posted on Jul 02, 2007

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Fill flash

Press cursor-up (marked with a lightning bolt) to cycle through the various flash modes. For fill flash, select the lightning bolt without the letter "A" to force the flash to fire. See page 8 of the Basic Camera User Guide

Apr 26, 2013 | Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

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The auxiliary, fill in flash unit will not fire. can I fix it or must be sent to Metz?

If the Forced flash setting is already enabled and the flash is still not working, then the issue may be due to another camera setting. Even if the Forced flash setting is enabled, the flash will still not work in the following circumstances:

When shooting MPEG movies When shooting in the Twilight or Handheld Twilight mode If shooting with the Burst or Multi Burst mode Shooting with Sweep Panorama Shooting with the Fireworks or High Sensitivity mode. If an external flash is connected.
Please make sure that the Camera is set to any of these modes. You can check the manual to get the information to change the setting..
If the issue persists, please reset the Camera and make sure that battery is fully charged.
If the issue persists after performing all the above mentioned troubleshooting steps, service is required.
If you feel that the above Troubleshooting steps, helped you. please rate my answer positively. Thanks for understanding.

Jan 05, 2011 | Digital Cameras

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Camera fails to flash every time we take a picture

1.Turn off the camera.
2.Install a set of new or fully charged batteries into the camera. then turn it ON
3.Press the Flash Status button to scroll through the flash options until Fill Flash (the lightning bolt icon alone, with no other letter or symbol) is displayed. This forces the camera to use the flash. a86196b.jpg
4.Take a picture. [If flash still doesn't work contact Kodak support line 1 800 235 6325 (23KODAK)]

Nov 16, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare C875 Digital Camera

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Flash not popping up

This model does not have a manual flash pop up release, so if the flash is not needed, it won't pop up at all. Use the "flash" button on the back of the camera to set: fill, forced, disable, etc. flash settings.

Jul 05, 2009 | Fuji FinePix S700 Digital Camera

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I can't figure out how to set my flash to "force flash" aka fill

Turn the setting to M or manual, and push the flash open. You will have to set the camera settings yourself though.

Apr 29, 2009 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

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usually by manually over-riding the automatic flash, the shutter speed varies (in this case it slows down, giving you that blurry or ghosted look) depending on the lighting conditions. If you are shooting in the dark (with flash), leave the flash on automatic. Only force the flash to fire manually if you are shooting in bright conditions, as a "fill-in" flash to reduce shadows.

Feb 27, 2009 | Vivitar ViviCam 6330s Digital Camera

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Taking pictures with low light

on the top dial position to p........ if neer a window during daylight dial to gide and select shooting into backlight then over to fill in flash.........also indoors and portrit with flash helps

Dec 13, 2007 | Olympus SP-510 UZ Digital Camera

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checking on the first 2 comments, if there is flash and the pictures are dark - please check the lighting conditions
is it a dark place, fairly lighted or fully lighted

the flash also has a certain range, the subject may be far that the flash cannot reach it

if there is really no flash - it may be a hardware problem, pls contact kodak to arrange repairs
try going to PASM> fill flash too, if still not working - repairs =)

Nov 11, 2007 | Kodak EasyShare C875 Digital Camera

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Using Flash Outdoors

For portraits when the sun is high, a fill-flash is certainly appropriate. Had you not used your flash on this, the sun would have cast long shaddows under her eyes and nose and chin, which can be very unflattering. I like the image you captured! One other option for you, when you have control over your subject and the shooting conditions, is to move your subject to a shady spot. Here the lighting is not so harsh and more of the facial features are seen. This adds character and softens the overall look of your portrait. But even in these shady situations, it's not a bad idea to take a few using the fill flash too, bracketing your shots this way will increase the likelihood that you get a "keeper."

Sep 11, 2005 | Olympus Camedia C-4040 Zoom Digital Camera

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