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Old Aug 29, 2011, 6:00 AM   #1
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Can someone help with a flash question, why can i take flash pics in low light and in no light the flash just strobes, i can't seem to work out what i have done with the setting and the manual is of little help.
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Old Aug 29, 2011, 7:43 AM   #2
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Can someone help with a flash question, why can i take flash pics in low light and in no light the flash just strobes, i can't seem to work out what i have done with the setting and the manual is of little help.
The strobing is the AF assist. Without the AF assist, the lens would most likely end up searching for ever by itself to get AF.
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Without checking my own camera carefully, I believe the camera won't take a picture if it can't focus. It will try, hence the focus assist strobe. You can over-ride this by enabling release priority for either/both focusing modes.
Check for focus confirmation before full shutter button press.
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Sorry for the double posting...
Just checked, enabling release (RLS) priority is on page 99.
Also noted that if you're focusing with Live View, and using the AF sensor to focus instead of the Imager or Hybrid options (p. 37), it says the shutter will release (i.e. the camera sounds like it took a photo), but no photo capture occurs unless focus lock is attained first.
I got rid of this "problem" on my 620 by assigning S-AF pre-focus to the AEL/AFL button instead of the shutter button half-press (p.97). That way focusing becomes two independent operations. This slows down image capture a bit, but I find it a but more reliable.
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Thank you all for the responses, i will check this out tonight, you have been very helpful, Cheers from Australia.
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