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Flash pre-firing like mad?

Just purcahsed the Canon Rebel XS. When I go to take a picture, using any mode with flash on, it pre-fires like mad. It just blinks while it focuses. Is this a setting issue? Or a defect?

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  • arb1989 Mar 08, 2009

    When I say pre-fires...I mean the flash prefires like crazy!

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It is your camera using the flash to assist in focusing, if it bothers you you can change it in your menus, I have a XTi so yours will differ slightly.
Switch your camera to "P" mode.
Press "Menu" button.
Go to setup menu 3
scroll down to "Custom Functions (C Fn.)"
Press "set".
press to the right until you find "AF - assist beam"
Press "set".
And press up or down.
Set to "Does not emit"
press "set"
Press "menu" button twice.

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