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Old Jul 13, 2015, 10:28 PM   #1
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Hello, I am hoping someone can offer some feedback on this question. I'm obviously new to this camera. When I set the dial to P, A or S the message on the LCD indicates: Please open the flash. Is this normal? Or, did I push a button incorrectly? Thank you in advance for any information.
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Old Jul 14, 2015, 12:40 AM   #2
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'Open the flash' message usually comes if the camera judges the lighting conditions under which you are trying to take a photo are not adequate.Exposure needs to be compensated either by lowering the shutter speed or increasing the aperture.
are you trying to take pictures indoors or in poor light or in a shade?

Dig in the settings menue and see what flash settings have been selected,if need be change them.
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Old Jul 14, 2015, 7:58 AM   #3
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Try a reset to factory defaults.

Setup -> Reset -> Reset Rec. Settings -> Set
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Old Jul 14, 2015, 9:38 AM   #4
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Hello, I'm actully outside during the day. I'll check the settings and also try to do a reset to the factory defaults.

Thank you for your replies!
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Old Jul 14, 2015, 10:04 AM   #5
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I have never had this message on any the FZs I have had - 3, 28 and 200. If I don't have it opened, it shoots without flash, producing a dark image, that's all. Whereas, in comparison, I have seen this message on other cameras, where you need to pull open the flash. Beats me. I too am eager to know the solution.
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Old Jul 14, 2015, 7:22 PM   #6
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G'day all

At first glance I suspected that the flash menu is locked 'on'
On second glance and a few experiments ... it's got me too

Hmmmm !

Been thru the menus - nothing there
Tried a few experimental shots to force it to come up with that msg - no go
Nothing in the manual about that message either ...

Back to the Hmmmmm's
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Old Jul 15, 2015, 11:52 PM   #7
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Hello All, thank you very much for your input & suggestions. I finally called B & H Photo & they couldn't come up with a solution to this issue. We finally did a Reset using the Wrench.
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