Canon XTi built in flash

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Tass, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. Tass

    Tass Guest

    My Canon XTi flash flashes like a strobe light with mutiple fast flashes
    when going to take a picture. Also the flash automatically pops up even
    when outside in normal daylight. Anyone with a XTi experience this or heard
    of this? Thanks so much.
     
    Tass, Dec 30, 2007
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  2. Could be normal, e.g. for red eye reduction. Did you try changing the flash
    settings?
    Could be normal, e.g. if the flash is set to on because you need some fill
    flash. Did you try changing the flash settings to off?

    jue
     
    Jürgen Exner, Dec 30, 2007
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  3. On second thought: a crucial piece of information is missing from your post:
    which mode are you shooting in?
    - manual
    - apperture/shutter priority
    - program/automatic
    - one of the scene/vario/... modes

    Maybe Canon does it different but for the first three the camera should warn
    you about low light, but not fire the flash unless you activate the flash
    explicitely, e.g. by popping it up.

    For the last option all bets are off. I can even imagine that for e.g.
    "night portrait" this behaviour is desired and therefore the standard
    setting, because this is a scenario where you want red eye reduction as well
    as a slow fill flash.

    jue
     
    Jürgen Exner, Dec 30, 2007
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  4. strobe = helping autofocus in low light
    Pop up = you are using Green mode or P mode in low light conditions.
     
    Yvan Descartes, Dec 30, 2007
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  5. Tass

    Robert Coe Guest

    :
    : "Tass" <> a écrit dans le message de
    : : > My Canon XTi flash flashes like a strobe light with mutiple fast flashes
    : > when going to take a picture. Also the flash automatically pops up even
    : > when outside in normal daylight. Anyone with a XTi experience this or
    : heard
    : > of this? Thanks so much.
    :
    : strobe = helping autofocus in low light
    : Pop up = you are using Green mode or P mode in low light conditions.

    It won't pop up by itself in P mode.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Dec 30, 2007
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  6. You are probably right, tx for correcting me.

    I dont have a 400d, but I couldnt believe someone was using the green mode
    with a DSLR ;)
     
    Yvan Descartes, Jan 1, 2008
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  7. Tass

    Robert Coe Guest

    :
    : "Robert Coe" <> a écrit dans le message de
    : : > On Sun, 30 Dec 2007 18:39:58 -0500, "Yvan Descartes"
    : <>
    : > wrote:
    : > :
    : > : "Tass" <> a écrit dans le message de
    : > : : > : > My Canon XTi flash flashes like a strobe light with mutiple fast
    : flashes
    : > : > when going to take a picture. Also the flash automatically pops up
    : even
    : > : > when outside in normal daylight. Anyone with a XTi experience this or
    : > : heard
    : > : > of this? Thanks so much.
    : > :
    : > : strobe = helping autofocus in low light
    : > : Pop up = you are using Green mode or P mode in low light conditions.
    : >
    : > It won't pop up by itself in P mode.
    :
    : You are probably right, tx for correcting me.
    :
    : I dont have a 400d, but I couldnt believe someone was using the green mode
    : with a DSLR ;)

    The biggest drawback to green mode on a 400D/XTi is that it doesn't allow you
    to shoot RAW. I've never been able to come up with a good reason to use
    anything but P, Tv, or Av. My wife sometimes uses green mode on her XTi (we
    each have one), but I generally encourage her to use P instead.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jan 2, 2008
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  8. Tass

    Tass Guest

    For manual, which is what I mainly use, it will strobe. As far as I know,
    the only way to turn off the flash is by turning the round dial to no flash.
    The flash automatically pops up even outside. If anyone here has a Canon
    XTi and know how to chanbge the flash settings please let me know because I
    can't find it in the manual. Thanks for your feedback and time and I am
    hoping someone can reply.
     
    Tass, Jan 2, 2008
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  9. Tass

    Robert Coe Guest

    : For manual, which is what I mainly use, it will strobe. As far as I know,
    : the only way to turn off the flash is by turning the round dial to no flash.
    : The flash automatically pops up even outside. If anyone here has a Canon
    : XTi and know how to chanbge the flash settings please let me know because I
    : can't find it in the manual. Thanks for your feedback and time and I am
    : hoping someone can reply.

    See the table on page 159.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jan 2, 2008
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