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Mark Freedman
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      05-15-2005, 11:41 PM
When taking picutres in an indoor concert type setting, I like to allow for
exposure compensation (e.g., if there's backlighting) and need to ensure the
flash doesn't go off. In "flash off" mode, I think everything is automatic,
so I don't think I can accomplish this. What should I do? E.g., is there a
way to use the AE setting, compensate for exposure by a stop or two, and
make sure the flash doesn't go off?


 
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Sam Soltan
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      08-01-2005, 09:05 PM
I just got my XT and am very happy with it.But, I found out a new unexpected
feature. I thought my flash was broken because I placed the plastic cover
from my Canon A1 in the hot-shoe, as I did not like the contacts being
exposed.

When I removed the cover the flash worked properly. The pix w/ or w/o the
flash were excellent.

Upon careful and close inspection I found there was a microswitch located
under one of the "rails" of the hot-shoe. It appears as a white plastic
pinhead.



"JJ" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Try using P mode (that means the flash won't fire automatically) and set
> exposure compensation as required. Also remember that even at ISO 1600 you
> can get decent results with both the Rebel XT and 20D
>
> --
> Jen
>
> A mind is a terrible thing to waste on housework!
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> "Mark Freedman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> When taking picutres in an indoor concert type setting, I like to allow

> for
>> exposure compensation (e.g., if there's backlighting) and need to ensure

> the
>> flash doesn't go off. In "flash off" mode, I think everything is

> automatic,
>> so I don't think I can accomplish this. What should I do? E.g., is
>> there

> a
>> way to use the AE setting, compensate for exposure by a stop or two, and
>> make sure the flash doesn't go off?
>>
>>

>
>



 
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      02-25-2012, 05:01 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sam Soltan View Post
I just got my XT and am very happy with it.But, I found out a new unexpected
feature. I thought my flash was broken because I placed the plastic cover
from my Canon A1 in the hot-shoe, as I did not like the contacts being
exposed.

When I removed the cover the flash worked properly. The pix w/ or w/o the
flash were excellent.

Upon careful and close inspection I found there was a microswitch located
under one of the "rails" of the hot-shoe. It appears as a white plastic
pinhead.



"JJ" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Try using P mode (that means the flash won't fire automatically) and set
> exposure compensation as required. Also remember that even at ISO 1600 you
> can get decent results with both the Rebel XT and 20D
>
> --
> Jen
>
> A mind is a terrible thing to waste on housework!
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> All inward and outward e-mail scanned by NAV 2005
>
> "Mark Freedman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> When taking picutres in an indoor concert type setting, I like to allow

> for
>> exposure compensation (e.g., if there's backlighting) and need to ensure

> the
>> flash doesn't go off. In "flash off" mode, I think everything is

> automatic,
>> so I don't think I can accomplish this. What should I do? E.g., is
>> there

> a
>> way to use the AE setting, compensate for exposure by a stop or two, and
>> make sure the flash doesn't go off?
>>
>>

>
>
re; sam soltan
Upon careful and close inspection I found there was a microswitch located
under one of the "rails" of the hot-shoe. It appears as a white plastic
pinhead.

thx alot for the observation of pinhead microswith under the hot shoe rails. pulled up the
metal flap and got the swith open again. i'm sure that would have been a few bucks to repair in a shop. thanks again. works great.
 
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