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Flash problems flash will not go off no matter what mode i am in there is a red flash sign that goes off but no flash and because of that the pictures are dark and blurry

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What you are saying is that the flash will not flash. (go off), if I understand correctly.
First, make sure that the flash is on.
The flash can be turned off in most modes.
Another thing to try is to RESET ALL in the menu.
Then go back and set all the options like you want.
If the flash will not work in any mode, and you cannot get it to work, you may want to sell it on some site as Ebay, and offer it for repair, as is, or parts.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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My Canon EOS rebel t3i's flash isn't working properly. It will flash, wait a second, then take the picture, making it come out very dark or completely black since the flash happens so early and I'm at


The multiple flashes are the camera attempting to autofocus on a subject that is too dark - it is trying to compensate for underexposure. Are you taking photos outside at night? Another thing to check is your lens. It is possible you have a poor connection between your lens and the camera which may be interfering with the focus and exposure (aperture) setting by the camera. Take and alcohol pad and wipe the contacts on both the lens and the camera body and dry them thoroughly with a lint free cloth. I have seen the oils from finger prints cause problems with contacts like this, so make sure they are clean and if you are in doubt, clean them twice. You should try to pop the flash open and not use the simple exposure settings on the mode wheel. If you are using the "easy" mode - stop. Use the portrait or night exposure setting. The other possibility is the processor in the camera is bad. If you have eliminated all the possible things then the camera is the culprit. I hope you have a warranty if that is the case.

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My photos are coming out dark on my Nikon D5100...should I be using an additional flash? An extra one attached to the camera? Sometimes they look dark on the live view and come out okay after the picture...


The build in flash, will be useful within several meters (15 to 20 feet) if it is really dark.
Your camera should be capable of taking pictures in poor light conditions. Try to shoot in automatic mode. The mode dail to AUTO. (green camera symbol). Then view the picture with info. There you can see the ISO, Aperture and shutter time. From there you can experiment for darker or lighter pictures. For this you can choose M, A,S or P.
In each of these modes, you can use the following steps.
On top of the camera, close to the shutter release button you see a little knob with a +/- sign. If you press that button, you should see a 0.
If you see a - figure, this means the picture you shoot all be darker than normal. If you see a + sign with a figure it means the picture will be brighter. While pressing that button and turning the command dail, you can choose -3 to +3 EV. That is much darker and much brighter.
If you shoot many pictures in bad light conditions, you could buy an external flash. A Nikon flash will work very good and automatic, with your camera, because camera and flash will communicate and help each other to make better pictures. Cheaper external flashes can work too, but most of the time you must change settings manual on the flash. Never use old flashes, that were build for analog cameras. They sometimes switch with a voltage higher than your camera can handle. The camera can be damaged by such a flash.

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All pictures come out dark, no matter the light


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How do i turn the flash off


Welcome to FixYa.

The FORCED OFF mode is the setting where flash is not activated in any recording condition. this mode used when taking pictures in places where the use of the flash is not permitted.

There are other 5 different mode/setting in using photo flash.

1. AUTO - flash automatically activated according to the recording condition.

2. AUTO/Red-eye reduction - flash is automatically activated according to the recording condition. It reduces the red-eye phenomenon by triggering the flash before actually recording the picture. After that, the flash is activated for actual recording again.

3. FORCED ON - use the when your subject is back-lit or under fluorescent light.

4. FORCED ON/Red-eye reduction - use this when you set the camera to PARTY MODE

5. Slow sync./Red-eye reduction - use this when you take pictures of people in front of a dark background.

I hope this solution will help you. Just send us you comments or suggestion if this solution was helpful.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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1. You could try pressing the reset button. 2. You could press the "delete" button to change the flash mode when you first turn the camera on. 3.=Please check your flash setting to make sure that you don’t have the camera on forced flash mode (indicated by the lightning bolt with the plus sign in the upper right corner).
Using this setting in strong lighting conditions would result in a picture with too much
light.

4. If all else fails, you can call 1-800-521-2010


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�� When the menu is displayed on the LCD monitor,
pressing the LEFT button makes the cursor shift to
the left tab.
�� When the menu is not displayed on the LCD
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( ) button.
�� Selecting the flash mode
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Is your camera still in warranty by where you bought it (30 days) or the manufacturer (1 year)?

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