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I want my X-T1 to use flash when in automatic mode, for example when taking back-lit photos.

How do I achieve this?

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    Philosophical question of the day: If one overrides the automatic mode then is one actually using automatic mode ?? – Alaska Man May 23 '19 at 20:05
  • Nothing that far. I use the automatic mode, but at times I would like to use the flash against the sun (we say "détourer une ombre" in French). Whatever the mode I choose, the flash does not run on my X-T1. So, my question is: what do I have to do to get my flash flashes? – btu4tab May 25 '19 at 15:09
  • What flash unit are you using? – xiota May 25 '19 at 15:37
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  • On X-series cameras without built-in flash, you will need to attach a compatible flash unit. Make sure it is turned on with fully charged batteries.

  • On X-series cameras with built-in flash, you can press the appropriate button to release the pop-up flash.

Then in the quick settings menu, scroll to the desired flash mode (lightning icon).

If the flash still does not work, consult the flash unit and camera manuals.

  • It's a little more intricated - - X-T1 software try to act smart and does not flash just because the photographer asks it to do. So my question is "how can I tell my X-T1 to flash whatever its current mode?" – btu4tab May 25 '19 at 15:19

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