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PROBLEM: F828 & external flash

I have an external flash that fires when it detects another flash nearby (i think it has that photo detector trigger). I have a setup in such a way that my external flash will fire the moment it detects the flash of the cybershot fired. I have noticed that my images are under exposed no matter how much i adjust the F-Stop and the power of my external flash. The camera seem to be doing something automatically without my knowledge. pls help. thanks!

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Re: PROBLEM: F828 & external flash

Turn off the Red-Eye Reduction in the set-up mode. This may very well cure, or at least help, your problem. Let us know what happens.

Posted on Sep 12, 2005

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Re: PROBLEM: F828 & external flash

I think this is due to the TLL preflash of the 828 internal flash. Each time it actually fires 2 flashes. First one for metering and second one for actual exposure. First "fake" flash probably trigers your external flash which is too early. Slution... hmm i think there are afordable slave adapters out there which detect the TTL preflash, ignore it and fire the external flash on the right timing along with the main flash. cost.. about few tens $ i think. they can detect also infrared light so you can mount IR filter on your internal flash to prevent interfering with the exposure...

Posted on Sep 12, 2005

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How do I diable my in-camera flash and still be able to use my external flash unit as a slave?


How to use the internal flash as a commander is in the manual from page 189. The manual is online.
There follow 10 pages about all different settings for the remote flash mode. I could not find how to use the internal flash as a commander and switch of the commander itself. On my Nikon, I can use the light as a commander and when the picture is made the build in flash does not fire.
You always see the internal flash fire, before the picture is made, because it has not only to tell each group what setting it should use, but it also has to trigger the external flash groups. If you want to use the flash as a commander while photographing persons, you can use a Infra Red filter (little one) in from of the internal flash, so the subjects won't close their eyes. Look for the Nikon SG-3IR filter. I think Canon must have filters like this.

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Flash does not fire


Does flash pop up? Does the little electronic flash symbol appear in the LCD when it charges? Really not enough info in your post.

A few thoughts:

If the flash will not pop up check the external flash detection pin in the hot shoe (located on one side under the spring, which can be popped off with a knife blade or similar). If this is stuck down the flash will not pop up because the camera thinks there is an external flash in the hot shoe.

If the flash pops up and you get an 05 error or it makes a clicking noise and you get an 05 error this usually means sticky liquid spillage around the flash. It needs to be disassembled and cleaned and the pivots lubed. Squirting WD40 on the flash WILL NOT SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. NEVER SQUIRT WD40 IN ANY CAMERA!!!!!

It the flash pops up, and the little electronic flash symbol comes on, but goes out when you push the release button it usually means the flash board is bad.

If the camera has been impacted, then either the flash tube is cracked/broken or one of the wires that goes to it or the trigger coil may be broken inside

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Flah dose not go off


The flash on my camera does not fire at all. I have reset the camera but still no response. I further do not get any warning signs. The flash opens as normal but no flash. Is it possible that the flash tube is blown?

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F828 Digital Camera won't flash


Make sure Flash Shoe option is Off in setup menu then check flash light.
Does camera give any blinking error code when flash fails to fire?
Does flash pop up when you press shutter button to take picture in low light?
Let me know to find out possible cause of problem.

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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
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  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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How can i take black & White photos with my camera? Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F828


The DSC-F828 doesn't have a black&white mode. However, just about any photo editing program will have the ability to convert color photos to black&white. Doing so on a computer will give you much better control over things like brightness and contrast than you would get if you just let the camera do it.

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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.

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