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Old Mar 7, 2004, 12:20 PM   #1
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Default help! is the canon 420ex supposed to be so noisy?

I just bought the canon 420ex to use with my canon g3. I'm a total amateur so I just set everything to auto. I dont know why sometimes the flash flashes and sometimes it doesnt. It is pretty noisy, kind of like a charging up noise...is it defective? thanks
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Old Mar 7, 2004, 2:00 PM   #2
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When you have the camera set to fully automatic, the camera will decide when to flash and not to flash. If you want to make that decision yourself, turn it to P for program mode, then you can decide yourself. Also, I wouldn't worry too much about a charge-up noise.
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Old Mar 9, 2004, 10:27 PM   #3
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I'd be inclined to agree with LTBerry. My 420 pops and fizzles but only because it's gulping for more light. My Sigma doesn't make as much noise and I "did" notice the difference, but both work fine and I think that's just the nature of the beast.
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