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Too many flashes and than nothing

Why does the flash fire 3 pre- flashes before the final flash? This only happens in manual mode and to achieve the quality I want, I need to use manual mode, but I do NOT need four flash fires every time..

Also, the plastic flap that closes the batteries in the flash is messing around. The flash will just go off until I apply pressure to the flap and then it will come back on and work perfectly. What is wrong here??

I need help ASAP, because I am doing a school function in two days!?

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  • wernertraut Feb 28, 2009

    Well, just got the camera as present and didn't know where than menu was. Got it now thanks.

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Just turn off red eye reduction (it fires 3 preflashes) and it will only fire once

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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Red dye reduction


Hi,
You can find your manual here....www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/download/manual/zoom/man_c725uz_e.pdf

You find how to disable red eye function on page no: 63 in that manual.

For quick reference i am giving the details briefly,

The flash modes are as follows:

AUTO FLASH:

Automatically fires in low-light and backlight conditions.

RED EYE REDUCTION FLASH:

This mode significantly reduces
the phenomenon of “red-eye”
by emitting about 10 preflashes
before firing the regular
flash. This mode works the
same as the auto-flash except
for the pre-flashes.

To change between flash modes:

1 Press the (flash) switch.
● The flash pops up.
2 Press the / (flash mode) button
repeatedly until the desired flash mode
indication appears.
● The flash mode changes ,
● If / is not pressed within 2 seconds after the selection screen is
displayed, the selection screen disappears.
● To de-activate the flash (Flash Off mode ), push the flash back into the
camera.
3 Press the shutter button halfway.
● When the flash is ready to fire, the
(flash stand-by) mark lights.
4 Press the shutter button all the way.
● The flash fires.


Hope my info solves your problem,
Thanx for using fixya,
Good Luck.

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Hi Joelgue,

Now, go to a real camera store and bring your equipments with you.

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I have a Canon 580EX Flash and wanted to know if you have the Quantum Turbo Battery with the Adapter Cord for my 580EX?

Ask to see if you can test them out.

This adapter does not go into the 4AA battery hold but to the flip out cover, AC Adapter. You need to plug it into the flash.

Press "On" from the Q battery, then set flash to "Master" on camera and other EX to "Slave".

Turn all three on(1st flash, 2nd flash and camera.

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Now, press the camera shutter using "ETTL Modes" and look at the image from the LCD screen...is exposure correct?

Address to this address from now, please: atdlee@netzero.com

PS: You did set both flashes into same channel and with no exposure adjustment, right?

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