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Old Oct 17, 2004, 12:08 AM   #1
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I just recently got a Digital Rebel. I'm a total newbie with photography. I figured digital SLR is a great way to learn since I can take a lot more pictures then with traditional film.

The problem is my flash keeps firing early. Is this normal for the DRebel? Often, when I take a picture and I partly press the picture button, the flash startsa few timesbefore I totally supress the button.

Is my camera broke? Or is this just something I'll have to get used to?
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Old Oct 17, 2004, 12:58 AM   #2
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that's probably the redeye reduction, or something having to do with metering...

i'm sure someone that actually knows wat they're talking about will stumble onto this thread and give you a knowlegdeable answer...but i think my ideas are right...though vague...lol

i think it's TTL that shoots a flash early to meter the scene...but it may also be the redeye...

the redeye reducer shoots a small flash early, to make the pupils smaller...

which, in theory works well, but, sometimes it will make the subject blink lol

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Old Oct 17, 2004, 1:59 AM   #3
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It is most likely the preflash metering the scene because there isn't enough light to get a good focus lock, so the camera will fire the flash rapidly a few times to attemp to focus.
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Old Oct 17, 2004, 4:10 AM   #4
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You can disable that feature if you use an external flash... The camera will use the flash IR beam instead
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