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SB600 beeps multiple times and picture comes out under exposed

I was shooting and the flashes started beeping and the pictures were coming out under exposed.

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Re: SB600 beeps multiple times and picture comes out...

The beeps are probably an alarm telling you that there is a setting fault.

Read the instruction book for both the flash and camera to properly set things up.

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Check all the settings to make sure that flash and camera are in the proper modes. Start by putting both in "A" (automatic), and work from there.

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Posted on May 17, 2008

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Now what?

Nothing is going on. Your camera is working as designed.
Most cameras have an upper limit on the shutter speed when used with flash. This is called the flash sync speed. At speeds higher than this the shutter is never opened completely, and as a result you would get only a narrow slit of a picture.
Usually this is not a problem since the exposure is determined almost exclusively by the flash and the aperture. Any action is caught and stopped by the brief flash, not the shutter. The primary reason for controlling the shutter speed is to use a slow speed to allow the background to expose.
Your camera may have a special high-speed flash mode that fires off multiple flashes coordinated with the shutter movement. Since you didn\'t say what model Canon camera you\'re using, I can only suggest you check the manual.

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