Question about Pentax K100D Digital Camera

1 Answer

Camera only fires in flash off mode, can't take photo when flash is needed

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 30 Answers

Sorry but, most probably, you have to have your camera repaired at a shop. When you turn the flash on the camera is waiting until the flash capacitor gets charged, so that the lighting is possible. When, due to a malfunction in the flash circuit, the cap doesn't reach its full charge, the camera waits forever.

Posted on Oct 15, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

When my OM-D 10 is in "P" mode the flash fires but the pictures are very, very dark, obviously underexposed. What's wrong?


"P" mode in most digital cameras is, "Program", meaning that it's really kind of manual. Attempting to shoot flash in this mode is likely to be difficult. Suggest "A", or "Automatic" mode.

Oct 31, 2014 | Olympus OM-D E-M10 16.1 Megapixel...

1 Answer

Canon Speedlite 580ex ii - won't work with camera


Caroline, you should try to set the camera on "M" and the flash in 2nd curtain flash sync.

Or set flash in ATG wireless IR ETTL Slave modes and pop-up the flash on Canon EOS-70D.

Truly,
atdlee@netzero.com

Feb 08, 2014 | Canon SPEEDLITE 580EX TTL Flash

1 Answer

My flash stopped working on my nikon coolpix L110..


The Nikon Coolpix is a compact digital camera that is well-suited for amateur to semi-professional photographers. Occasionally, some issues with the built-in flash can occur. If the hardware is damaged, the camera must be taken in for repairs. More often, problems occur because of obstructions or issues with the camera's settings and are easily repairable. Follow the troubleshooting guide to fix the built-in flash.

Instructions:
1.Ensure the Nikon Coolpix digital camera battery is fully charged.
2.Wait several seconds before pressing the shutter-release button if the "Flash Ready" indicator light is flashing red. Press the "Flash Mode" button once or twice to change the flash settings from "Off" to "On" or "Auto" if the "Flash Ready" indicator light is off.
3.Ensure there are no obstructions, like your finger or the camera strap, that are preventing the flash from firing if an error message appears on the display screen and the flash is not firing when the flash mode is set to automatic.
4.Press the flash back into the camera after every photo to ensure the flash always fires in "Auto" mode instead of just in low illumination settings. Press the flash back into the camera to turn off the flash in "Manual" mode; otherwise the flash will continually fire.
5.Change the auto focus setting from "Infinity" to "Auto," "Macro Closeup" or "Self-Timer" by pressing the "Focus Mode" button once, twice or three times to automatically turn the flash back on.
6.Use only Nikon external flash accessories to avoid damage to the built-in flash and camera circuits.

I hope you find it very helpful. Thanks.

Aug 25, 2011 | Nikon COOLPIX L4 Digital Camera

1 Answer

I have a HP Photo Smart R707 with a fully charged new battery and the flash won't work. Keep getting charging flash. Any help on this?


The flash mode has to be set.

There are 5 flash modes:
  • auto - flash fires when needed
  • red-eye reduction - flash fires when needed, but there's a pre-flash to minimize red-eye
  • flash on - flash always fires
  • flash off - flash never fires
  • night - flash fires if necessary (and uses red-eye reduction) to illuminate foreground objects, but shutter stays open to record the background by ambient illumination
http://www.bobatkins.com/photography/digital/hp707.html

Aug 11, 2010 | HP Photosmart R707 Digital Camera

1 Answer

I've mislaid my manual for my Metz 54. I haven't used it for a while and can't remember how I set the thing to shoot in ttl with my Fuji S6 Pro. When I'm in ttl mode on the flash the camera doesn't fire....


Not sure what S6 pro is, but if the flash doesn't fire in TTL then the flash is not support the type of TTL in the camera. I had the same problem with Nikon flashes on Nikon bodies. Perhaps you need a newer SCA adapter? Please go on http://www.metz.de/en/photo-electronics/sca-adapter/archive.html to check which adapter you need

Jul 02, 2010 | Metz 54 MZ-4 for Nikon TTL Flash

2 Answers

Underexposure with Nikon SB-600 flash


1 - Make sure you don't have your diffuser screen pulled down. This is easy to overlook and will produce that effect.
2 - Reset your flash - hold down the "Mode" and "On/off" button together for a few seconds. This gets you out of any funky mode you could have accidently put yourself in
3 - Put camera in fully auto mode. That clears any weird modes you could have gotten into there
4 - Clean the contacts on the flash and camera. I use a pencil eraser and wipe with alcohol and paper towel. Dirty contacts can cause flash misfire or cause full flash during the preflash mode, which gives you dim or dark photos or sporatic flash operation.

Mar 07, 2010 | Nikon Speedlight SB-600 TTL Flash

1 Answer

The flash will not work on my Samsung S860 Digital Camera. It used to work and now it doesn't... I tried to go through the menu to fix it and it seems to say it is on? But, when you take a picture it does...


the S860 has three flash modes in which the flash only fires under certain conditions.
- in Auto Flash mode and Auto & Red Eye Reduction mode, the flash will only fire if the subject or background is dark; otherwise it won't flash.
- in Slow Synchro mode, the flash only fires when the camera's using a slow shutter speed.
if you have your flash mode set to any of these, the flash will only fire when the camera determines that flash is needed; otherwise it won't fire. to have the flash fire all the time and automatically vary its intensity according to how much light is needed, set the flash mode to Fill flash; to turn the flash off altogether (so that it won't fire no matter what), set the flash mode to Flash Off.
for all the details on the S860's flash modes, you can download the user manual here and refer to pages 28 and 29.
hope this helps...

Mar 08, 2009 | Samsung S860 Digital Camera

1 Answer

I HAVE A NIKON D40X.I CANNOT GET THE BUILT IN FLASH TO WORK.IT IS IN AUTO MODE AND FLASH IS TURNED ON.IF I ATATCH AN EXTERIA FLASH IT FIRES EVERY TIME.I HAVE TRIED IT ON ALL THE OTHER MODES,IT DID FIRE...


In Auto mode the flash will only fire when the camera thinks it needs it.

Only in the PASM modes do you get to decide whether to use the flash or not.

Aug 27, 2008 | Nikon Cameras

1 Answer

Pop-up flash


make sure after popping up the flash, you didn't change the mode into "no flash" mode....an easy way to check is put the flash back down, then proceed to take another photo. If the flash pops up again but did not flash, you have a faulty camera (assuming battery level is at least until the 1/3 mark).

Dec 26, 2007 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Pentax K100D Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

114 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Pentax Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Greg Cann
Greg Cann

Level 3 Expert

1114 Answers

Jerry Greenberg
Jerry Greenberg

Level 3 Expert

1667 Answers

Are you a Pentax Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...