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Flash won't fire

In all (obvious) settings, flash won't fire. Screen briefly says "Charging Flash" before photo is taken, but flash doesn't work. Indoor photos end up very dark as a result.

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Re: Flash won't fire

Charging flash:-
POSSIBLE CAUSE:The camera is recharging the flash.
SOLUTION:It takes longer to charge the flash when the battery is low. If this message appears a lot, replace or recharge the battery.

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All but the very best flashes can not recycle atthat flash rate. For burst mode, you probably want to use focus modeAF-C or AF-A.

Page 73 in the manual; If the flash fires in L or H mode (pg. 65), only one picture will be taken each time the
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In AF-C the camera continually focuses, but that isnot the same thing as being in focus. As you move the camera or yoursubject moves, the in focus state will come and go, but the camera willattempt to continuously re-focus. BUT, the shutter will fire even ifwhen the AF system has lost the in-focus state and the picture is outof focus.
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