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Type of external flash

What type of external flash can I use with these cameras?

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Re: Type of external flash

You can use any flash which is PC-cord compatible and can be set to F2 to F11.

Posted on Sep 01, 2005

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What is it features ?


MPN Capture 1300 Key Features Resolution 1.3 Megapixel LCD Screen Size 1.5 in. Digital Zoom 2x Lens Interchangeable Lens Not Interchangeable Lenses Focus Type Fixed Focus Image Quality Image Sensor Type CMOS Camera Resolution 1.3 Megapixel Image Resolutions 640 x 480 • 320 x 240 • 176 x 144 Exposure Control Aperture Range f3 (w) Storage Memory Type CompactFlash Card Type I Built-in Memory Size 8 MB Compression Modes Fine • SuperFine • Normal Compression Type JPEG Flash Flash Type Built-In Flash Functions Flash Off • Auto Flash • Fill-in Flash Viewfinder / Display Viewfinder Optical LCD Screen With LCD Screen LCD Protected Position Without LCD Protected Position Interfaces Interface Type USB Power Supply Battery Type 4 x AA Batteries Included Features Built-in MP3 Player Unknown Built-in Microphone Without Built-in Microphone Built-in Speaker Without Built-in Speaker Tripod Mount With Tripod Mount System Requirements Operating System Microsoft Windows 2000 • Microsoft Windows 98 • Microsoft Windows ME • Microsoft Windows NT • Microsoft Windows XP Warranty Warranty 1 Year Miscellaneous Included Accessories 4 x AA Batteries • Software • USB Cable • Hand Strap UPC 647499779101

Mar 22, 2011 | Veo Capture 1300 Digital Camera

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Hello, I have a Canon 350D, Digital Rebel XT. For some reason my flash will not pop up, and when I manually push it up and try to take a picture, it won't flash. Does anyone know how to fix this type...


Okay there is a fix for this but it requires slightly removing the hot shoe. The camera thinks there is an accessory in the hot shoe therefor will not pop up. The fix for a qualified repair person is simple and it's fairly inexpensive however, that said if you don't know what you are doing then you could burn out the flash circuitry. Yes an external flash will work and give you much better performance then the internal flash, when getting a flash make sure it's an EX type to properly sync with the new TTL and I-TTL flash.

Jan 12, 2011 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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I have a Canon EOS 40D camera. We are having problems with using an external flash. The pictures always come out extremely dark with the external flash. The flash seems to work fine, it flashes...


I don't know if this will help and this post is two months old. The camera store may be right that the synchronization is the issue which tends me to point a finger at the external flash. There are at least three different flash units that will flash when the picture is made but only one type will sync with the camera. A digital flash unit is different from a film flash so a Canon EX type is required to sync with Canon TTL or TTL II digital cameras. An EZ will flash but it's off a bit, so I can only assume that your Promaster and Canon flash units are for film cameras. Okay and another thing that could be throwing things off a bit is the camera may have been programed in Custom Functions to use "Second Curtain" or "Rear Curtain". Just seams to me if the built in flash works then it's the external units at fault.

Oct 17, 2010 | Canon EOS 40D Digital Camera

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My camera don't want to make photos with the flash. I activate it from menu, i opened it manually and the picture is without flash. Why?


The camera does not flash. Solution
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  1. Select the correct flash mode . NOTE: When set to the Forced Flash setting, the camera should flash for all still pictures.
  2. Perform a reset procedure .
The troubleshooting steps listed above should resolve your issue. If you have completed all of the steps and the issue is not resolved, service may be required. The Sony® eService Web site at http://eservice.sony.com/ can assist you in obtaining service from a Sony Service Center or locating a Sony Authorized Servicer.
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How to troubleshoot an external flash that will not work. Solution
sp.gif sp.gif IMPORTANT: Depending on the mode of the camera, the external flash may not be available. Refer to the instruction manual of the camera for more information.
  1. Ensure the external flash is properly inserted into the accessory shoe on the camera.
  2. If using the connection cord, ensure it is properly attached.
  3. If the external flash uses batteries, ensure fresh batteries are installed.
  4. Ensure that the POWER switch on the external flash is set to ON .
  5. Ensure the hot shoe setting on the camera is properly set for the type of external flash and camera being used. NOTES:
    • When using a commercially available standard external flash, ensure the hot shoe is turned on.
    • If a Sony external flash is being used with an advanced hot shoe on a Sony camera, ensure the hot shoe is turned off.
    • It may be necessary to refer to the instruction manual of the camera and external flash for specific information about the hot shoe.
  6. Ensure the READY lamp on the external flash is illuminated.

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Jul 23, 2010 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F828 Digital Camera

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Flash charging light blinking all the time when flash is set to on, so won't allow a photo to be taken. I think there might be a loose electrical connection inside camera as sometimes when I tap camera it...


You have not specified the make and model of the camera in question but here is some information that can assist you.

There are two types of cameras.as to flash usage. One type is where the flash is built into the camera and may automatically pop up or activate when the light is too low to make photographs with existing light. If this is the case the problem is in the internal circuitry and is possibly not fixable without special instruments- perhaps an entire circuit board needs to be replaced.

The other kind of setup is where an external flash unit is placed on the camera and connected to the camera's circuitry via a synchronization cord or a hot shoe atop the camera. The flash charging light is activated by the trigger voltages coming in from the external unit. Here too, I don't think that this is a do-it-yourself repair job without circuit testing instruments or a replacement circuit board.

If the camera and flash work properly after being tapped, this does indicate an intermittent connection but if is on a tiny circuit board it will be difficult to detect and repair this problem. Besides the test equipment, precision soldering gear is required. Cameras with interlocks, that don't allow you to make exposures when there is not enough light or if there is a flash malfunction may incorporate a special chip or micro-circuit to enable this automation. Unless one is a technician who is familiar with this issue, an accurate diagnosis is nearly impossible.

If the camera is one of higher value or is still under warranty, it should be returned to the factory or an authorized repair station to be fixed. I n some cases the repair bill can exceed the value of the camera and replacing the camera my be a more economical decision..

If the camera is the type where the flash unit is external, some cameras can be damaged by excessive trigger voltages. There are protective modules to prevent this but once the circuitry is damaged it may be beyond repair,

If you can supply more specifics- please do so and I may be able to offer more advice.

Ed (Lightingman)

PS- Even small electronic flash units can harbor dangerous or even lethal voltages. Under certain circumstances the can deliver a fatal electrical shock or cause burns or nerve damage. If you are not savvy with this kid of gear- definitely reffer repairs to a qualified technician. SAFETY FIRST and I hate the odor of burning flesh!

Apr 22, 2008 | Digital Cameras

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Exposure problem


Your 40D requires that you use an ETTL-II type flash like the Canon 380-EX. What flash are you using?

Mar 25, 2008 | Canon EOS 40D Digital Camera

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Flash


The one Panasonic specifically makes is the DMW-FL28, but I'm sure there are other brands that will work too. K.

Sep 06, 2005 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10 Digital Camera

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5-pin TTL connector for external flash


The 5-pin TTL connector is designed to control the Olympus FL-40 dedicated flash unit (p/n 200596). To use the FL-40 with these cameras, the optional Olympus FL-CB01 cable (p/n 200 664) and FL-BK01 flash bracket (p/n 200 666) must be used. The 5-pin TTL connector can also control a PC Sync flash or strobe system by using the optional FL-CB04 flash cable (p/n 200 661). Since this type of flash/strobe is non-dedicated, the photographer will need to manually match the flash output with the camera.

Sep 04, 2005 | Olympus Camedia C-730 Digital Camera

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Studio Strobe not firing with Coolpix


The Coolpix line of cameras require a "tip positive" sync connection to an external strobe unit (when using the Nikon AS-15 Flash Sync Adapter). On some external Studio Strobe units the sync polarity is easy to change because of the type of plug: On this type of connector simply turn the plug around and insert it with the male pin connectors in the other holes. Other types of connectors (such as the standard "phono" plug) are not generally changeable by the user. If the Coolpix does not fire an external strobe check with the strobe manufacturer for sync polarity info.

Aug 30, 2005 | Nikon Coolpix 5000 Digital Camera

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Studio Strobe not firing with Coolpix


The Coolpix line of cameras require a "tip positive" sync connection to an external strobe unit (when using the Nikon AS-15 Flash Sync Adapter). On some external Studio Strobe units the sync polarity is easy to change because of the type of plug: On this type of connector simply turn the plug around and insert it with the male pin connectors in the other holes. Other types of connectors (such as the standard "phono" plug) are not generally changeable by the user. If the Coolpix does not fire an external strobe check with the strobe manufacturer for sync polarity info.

Aug 29, 2005 | Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera

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