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Canon EOS 400D Flash Problem

My built in flash on the EOS 400D (sometimes) fires (10 - 15 times in quick succession) while I hold the shutter release half down to focus then when I depress the shutter release fully it's locked out as the flash recycles - Help
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  • Cosmictravel Mar 29, 2008

    Yes - tried that - no improvement

  • Cosmictravel Mar 29, 2008

    Thanks for the thought on that - but - it does it in good light conditions too were the focussing isn't a problem

  • Cosmictravel Mar 29, 2008

    Nice thought - but - it's set for single shot

  • Cosmictravel Mar 29, 2008

    Thanks for that one - I only bought the camera body a week ago (new from Amazon) sounds as if it needs to go back ?

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Probably the camera keeps firing the flash to help it auto focus, in this case the only way to stop it find an area of the picture that has more light\contrast or switch to manual focusing.

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Yes..that's a twitchy button all right..can you inspect it to see if there's any accumulated dirt/grease can cause it to actually 'stick'

Posted on Mar 29, 2008

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    Patrick Michaels Mar 29, 2008

    ok..so is the camera set for speed shutter mode, by chance? switch it to single shot, if that's the case

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Mar 29, 2008

    ok..glancing at the checklist.

    rapid fire during focus..ok...that's a focus mechanism issue, then..seems to me that your focus control apparatus is doing an intermittent dance...that may be mechanicals or may be digital signal issues..

    got a good camera shop around those parts?

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