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Canon EOS 1000F in-built flash unit

Flash not working - autofocus sensor (red light) ok but no flash when taking a picture, when lifting in-built unit up i can here a whinning noise as if it is getting ready but nothing - so I have bought a new flash unit for 1000f (Miranda CAF 28 Flashgun) thinking that the in-built unit faulty but this does not work either (red light) autofocus sensor on new flash unit working but will not flash when taking a picture, also the "Auto Flash" light does not illuminate, the "Test " button works ok.

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Re: Canon EOS 1000F in-built flash unit

Set camera body for Internal Flash for Pop-Up Flash.

Set camera body for External Flash for parked flash on Hot Shoe.

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Shutting off flash

Yes, but not in the Auto mode, where the camera decides whether or not it needs the flash. Switch to the P mode, which works like Auto except you have control over the flash, exposure, and other factors. See pages 26 and 42 of this manual.

Apr 12, 2013 | Canon EOS Rebel 2000 35mm SLR Camera

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I was trying to take pictures in a cave that had some light but not a lot. The flash will pop up and the light bursts, but it will not take a picture. It just keeps focusing in and out and it won't...

It's probably too dark and the flash isn't powerful enough to assist the focus mechanism on far away objects (more than 10-15 feet).

If you will need to switch to manual focus and maybe manual exposure.

Sep 08, 2011 | Canon EOS Rebel K2 35mm SLR Camera

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My 9 month old camera will power up, focus and flash however it will not take the picture. When looking through the view finder, "busy" flashes when trying to take the picture. The battery is fully charged...



I can help you fix the BUSY Error or Error 99 of your Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D.

Installation of this Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update will solve these problems:
  1. Some cameras may exhibit a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor does not display, the shutter does not release, and the BUSY indication remains lit in the viewfinder.
  2. The message, "Err 99 Shooting is not possible. Turn the power switch to<OFF> and <ON> again or re-install the battery", appears on the camera's LCD monitor, and after the above operation is carried out,the LCD monitor displays in a language that is different from the actual language setting.
See the firmware instructions and download the firmware upgrade by following these Fixya Tips :

  1. Follow this link to download a pdf version of the firmware installation instruction guide.
  2. Follow this link to download the Windows Version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update.
  3. Follow this link to download the MAC version of the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D firmware version 1.06 update.
  4. Follow this link to download the Canon EOS Rebel XS / Canon EOS 1000D Instruction Manual.

I hope that helps.

Jul 31, 2009 | Canon EOS Rebel XS 35mm SLR Camera

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Red-Eye Reduction Lamp Is not Work and I cant adjust my lenses easely my camera is nikon F80 and I Have Nikon Lenses 28-100 & 70-300

I own an F70 with similar lenses. I am not fully familiar with the F80, and therefore can't be sure what I am saying will halp, but I believe it is the next model of similar specs as mine. However, from your description, I think what you are saying is that the little red light that flashes, before the photo is taken and when you have the flash mechanism up, is no longer working, and that your camera is haveing difficulty getting a fix on the focus in automatic focus mode?
This red light is not the 'red eye reduction' flash, but rather a red light (so it doesn't make your subjects blink / squint too early) that helps the camera focus: Auto focus mechanisms need light too. If your light has stopped working, then that would explain why the camera can't focus. This should however only occur in low light conditions.
-Obviously, if it's still under warranty - take it back.
-Get it repaired
- OR if that's going to cost too much or you were thinking of doing so anyway, a dedicated flash unit MAY solve the problem. Most flash units have there own red light to aid autofocus. At any rate, you could take it in to a store and test a flash unit in-store to see whether it helps with the problem. If a dedicated flash unit didn't help (make sure you try it in a dark room - ask them to take it into a back room and try it) then it might suggest another problem such as: the camera is failing to send the signal to the red light to flash rather than the light not working. After all, the red light would be an LED, which have extremely long lifespans.

Mar 22, 2009 | Nikon F80 35mm Film Camera

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Canon eos 50 flash

According to the manual, if you have the selector set in any of the "creative" modes (P, Av, Tv, M) the built in flash will only work if you press the button to pop up the flash. It also references a "hot shoe cover" which, if inserted into the hot shoe for external flash, will prevent the built in flash from working.

You can download the manual here. (The EOS Elan II is the same as the EOS 50.)

May 27, 2008 | Canon EOS-50E 35mm SLR Camera

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Canon EOS ELAN II E built in flash

I cannot locate the parts diagram for the Elan II e but I did find a PDF for the Elan 7. The flash should be very similar, look here;
Canon Parts List

Jan 28, 2008 | Canon EOS Elan IIE 35mm SLR Camera

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How and when to use the flash

When you take a shot slower than 1/20, the shutter takes longer to close. This means while it is open, it will record everything. The best way to correct this is not the flash really. Try putting it on a tripod. This way you can lower your shutter speed without sacrificing crisp pictures. Also, with a built in flash, you get a very shallow lit area. If your subject is far from the camera, the flash won't do much good. When this happens, the only thing to do is get a stronger mounted flash or slow your shutter down and open up your aperture. Hope this helps. Keep me posted. Photography is a never ending learning process.

Oct 15, 2007 | Canon EOS Rebel Ti / 300V 35mm SLR Camera

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Black Image

Are you taking these images with a flash? If so it is possible that you are shooting with a shutter speed which is too fast for flash photography. Anything faster then 1/125th (i think) on that camera with flash will produce the result you are describing. If this is without flash then the problem lies elsewhere. New flashes from canon have the capability to work with any shutter speed, but classic flashes only work properly at lower speeds. David Millier Advance Camera Repair

Feb 21, 2007 | Canon EOS Rebel Ti / 300V 35mm SLR Camera

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