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Flash troubles- timing off or something?

I have tried all the settings and looked through the manual and online. With BRAND new batteries I still can not get the flash to time correctly. This is a new problem for a couple months. Of course the daytime photos are beautiful. Thye do not require flash. it happens on all the settings but the most pronounced is the red eye. It might Flash the one time before but then NOT flash at the time of the picture. Making it dark. Then it Might only flash VERY BRIGHTLY at the picture whiting everythign out. Is it a bad camera or is it fixable?

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  • comotoi Feb 06, 2008

    Unfortunately that didnt work. It flashes but not when the shutter is going off so the picture is still dark. Its like the timing is WAY off?!?! Thanks though ... any other suggestions?



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This problem is fixable. set the camera under the fill-in flash mode. do the ff:
-click the flash button, (right button that has broken arrow on it)
-click it for many times until you see the icon of a big crooked arrow without something with it on the screen, that means your camera is nder the fill in flash.

when set under this mode, the flash will work in any instance you're in. because under the red eye function, flash is usually turned off.

Posted on Jan 11, 2008


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