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Flash I was wondering if anyone here may know what type external flash will work on the FZ10? Also do you know if there is one that will work automatically?

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Re: Flash

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

Posted on Sep 06, 2005

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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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Hi my 2 year old Lumix TX 10, the flash has stopped working, every thing else is ok..... can it be repaired.


Ofcourse it can be repaired. All you need to do is check the flash bulb. Most probably the bulb is fused or there might be an internal wiring problem. Get it repaired in some customer care.

Aug 06, 2010 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10 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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My camera is a Canon 400D. I put an external flash on it just few moments ago (canon speedlite 580EXII) and the flash wouldn't go off when i took pictures. So i took the flash off, but now the flash on the...


Hi Chrissy, I had observed the same problem - after an external flash had been removed from the camera, internal flash didn't pop up. Tried to look at the Google and finally found the solution. It helped me and could help you as well:
The usual reason is that the camera thinks that there's an external flash mounted on the hot shoe. Check the external flash detect switch. It's located under the right side of the shoe (there is a metalic piece which is kind of "elastic". Just try to push it and release several times, may be put the screwdriver softly under it and out... It helped me. Here is the picture of location of the detector.

Jan 11, 2009 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera

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External Flash can't fix


Its becoz that flash is not compitable with your camera. You should buy only flash that are compitable with your camera.

Nov 16, 2007 | Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 Digital Camera

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Can *ist DL do High-Speed/Wireless Flash?


According to the manual (page 153), the DL DOES support P-TTL flash, with the built-in or external flash, but only supports high-speed flash with an external flash. What I'm wondering is, what is high-speed sync flash useful for? The only thing I can think of is fill-flash outdoors.

Sep 08, 2005 | Pentax *ist DL Digital Camera

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Double-exposures


DMC-FZ10 and an external flash with a manual trigger can do it. Just set a high aperture number, slow shutter speed, take the pictures...change camera direction a little..then as soon as you can, re-trigger the flash manually.

Sep 07, 2005 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 Digital Camera

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80000 snaps


I would think it implies the camera / flash / whatever is still functioning after that many operations (pictures)... of course everything wears out eventually, film, digital cameras and flash too. In this year I may hit 15,000 pictures with my FZ10... I expect the mechanical (zoom, doors, buttons & switches) will last several years. My vivitar 283 flash units may hit 2,000 flashes this year.

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

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Type of external flash


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

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