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Old Jun 29, 2006, 9:00 PM   #1
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I have not been able to get my flash to work with my camera. Do I need to set something on my AE1 program when I want to use the flash? Please help
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Old Jun 30, 2006, 10:07 PM   #2
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Mars, did it work before and now it doesn't? Or have the camera and flash been newly introduced? If you want the full control capabilities that the AE-1 is capable of with a flash, you have to have a flash that is "dedicated" to work with that camera. Even with a non-dedicated flash, though, you should be able to use the flash in manual or automatic (if the flash offers this mode) mode.

If the flash offers dedicated operation with that camera, it should work by just attaching it to the hotshoe or via the pc connector. If the flash is not dedicated but offers automatic operation, set the cameras shutter speed to 1/60 second and change the aperture ring on the lens from "A" to the aperture you have set on the flash.

Here's a link that will tell you a lot about flash operation with the AE-1 Program:


Hope this works for you!

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