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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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Then manual should tell you - have you looked?

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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 http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/2/0900001192/01/PSA540_530CUGba-EN.pdf

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 | Cameras

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Don't know what buttons on back of camera are for.


Besides the auto-flash mode, you can select fill flash, flash off, self-timer, and nighttime-view with or without flash.
Press the MODE-SELECTOR BUTTON until the desired indicator appears on the LCD PANEL.
c3015.gif Fill flash and flash off modes remain selected after you take the picture. To cancel the selection, press the mode-selection button or close and reopen the lens cover/flash to return to the auto-flash mode.
Fill flash
c3014.gif When bright light indoors or outdoors comes from behind the subject (backlighting), dark shadows (especially on faces) may occur. Use fill flash to lighten these shadows.
  1. Open the LENS COVER/FLASH to raise the flash and to turn the camera ON.
  2. Press the MODE-SELECTOR BUTTON repeatedly until the FILL-FLASH INDICATOR appears on the LCD PANEL.
  3. Frame your subject within the VIEWFINDER EYEPIECE.
  4. Partially depress the SHUTTER BUTTON. When the FLASH/CAMERA-READY LAMP turns off and the fill-flash indicator on the LCD panel stops blinking, fully depress the shutter button to take the picture.
Flash off
c3013.gif When you do not want to use the flash, especially indoors where flash is prohibited, such as in theaters and museums, or when you want to take twilight scenes or distant subjects that are beyond the flash range, or capture the ambiance of existing light, use the flash-off feature. Use a tripod or place the camera on another firm support, and use high-speed film because the shutter speed in these situations will most likely be slow.
  1. Open the LENS COVER/FLASH to raise the flash and to turn the camera ON.
  2. Press the MODE-SELECTOR BUTTON repeatedly until the FLASH-OFF INDICATOR appears on the LCD PANEL.
  3. Frame your subject within the VIEWFINDER EYEPIECE.
  4. Press the SHUTTER BUTTON to take the picture.
Self-timer with auto flash
c3016.gif Use this feature to include yourself in pictures.
  1. Use the TRIPOD SOCKET to attach the camera to a tripod or place it on another firm support.
  2. Open the LENS COVER/FLASH to raise the flash and to turn the camera ON.
  3. Press the MODE-SELECTOR BUTTON repeatedly until the SELF-TIMER INDICATOR appears on the LCD PANEL.
  4. Frame your subject within the VIEWFINDER EYEPIECE.
  5. Press the SHUTTER BUTTON. The SELF-TIMER LAMP will glow and then blink during the last three seconds of countdown.
    • To cancel the self-timer selection before the shutter releases, close the flash.
    • The self-timer automatically turns off after the shutter releases.
Night-view with flash
c3012.gif In this mode, the camera balances the flash and existing light exposure so you can take beautiful pictures of people at sunset or at night. Use a tripod or place the camera on another firm support, and use high-speed film because the shutter speed at night will most likely be slow.
  1. Open the LENS COVER/FLASH to raise the flash and to turn the camera ON.
  2. Press the MODE-SELECTOR BUTTON repeatedly until the NIGHTTIME-VIEW INDICATOR with flash appears on the LCD PANEL.
  3. Frame your picture in the VIEWFINDER EYEPIECE.
  4. Press and hold the SHUTTER BUTTON for 12 seconds without lifting your finger. Note: If you remove your finger from the shutter button before 12 seconds, the shutter will time out immediately.
  5. After 12 seconds, release the shutter button to take the picture.
Night-view without flas
c3011.gif In this mode, you can capture the natural existing light of city-night scenes or fireworks at night. Use a tripod or place the camera on another firm support, and use high-speed film because the shutter speed at night will most likely be slow.
  1. Open the LENS COVER/FLASH to raise the flash and to turn the camera ON.
  2. Press the MODE-SELECTOR BUTTON repeatedly until the NIGHTTIME-VIEW INDICATOR without flash appears on the LCD PANEL.
  3. Frame your picture in the VIEWFINDER EYEPIECE.
  4. Press and hold the SHUTTER BUTTON for 12 seconds without lifting your finger. Note: If you remove your finger from the shutter button before 12 seconds, the shutter will time out immediately.
  5. After 12 seconds, release the shutter button to take the picture.

Jun 17, 2010 | Kodak Advantix C400AF APS Point and Shoot...

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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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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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I CAN'T TURN ON THE FLASH.WHY? AND PICTURES LOOK BLURRY.HOW DO I ADJUST THAT?


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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Flash


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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