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My flash is firing, but my photo is not recording the flash output. The photo is dark as though there was no flash.

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  1. Make sure the contact on the flash and the top of the camera are clean.
  2. Check the exposure compensation (+-/-) on the camera and flash. It should be set to 0.0
  3. Make sure the camera is set on P, A or S or manually set to the correct synch.
  4. Make sure the camera is compatible with the flash.
  5. Check camera lens function to make sure the aperture is opening and closing correctly. Some older lenses (AIS, AF or non-G lenses) will need to have the aperture locked on the largest f number.
  6. Make sure the lens is compatible with the camera.
  7. Take lens cap off camera
If none of this works take everything to a local camera shopp for them to diagnose the problem and send off for repair.

Posted on Nov 21, 2009

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