Canon Rebel XT - how to disable flash

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Mark Freedman, May 16, 2005.

  1. 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?
    Mark Freedman, May 16, 2005
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  2. Mark Freedman

    Sam Soltan Guest

    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" <> 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
    >
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    > Jen
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    > "Mark Freedman" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> 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?
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    Sam Soltan, Aug 1, 2005
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  3. Mark Freedman

    picmiller

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    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.
    picmiller, Feb 25, 2012
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